I lost count a long time ago, but I’ve definitely gotten Malcolm Gladwell’s whole “ten thousand hours” (which has been largely debunked, I know) for writing about film and media. I started writing reviews and other cinematic commentary on my blog Marshall and the Movies back in 2009 and began freelancing for other sites in earnest starting in 2015. Below are selected clips that showcase the range of my writing capabilities. (For full clips, see here.)

Festival Coverage

Dead Kennedys at TIFF 2017: The Rise of a New Zeitgeist (Vague Visages, 9/14/17)

Sundance 2017 Dispatch: Three Distinct Love Stories (Movie Mezzanine, 1/25/17)

Binge Moviegoing: An 18 Hour Day at Fantastic Fest 2016 (Vague Visages, 9/24/16)

Sundance 2016: Hard Bodies, Soft Sells (Movie Mezzanine, 1/27/16)

Festival Reviews

The Fourth Estate (Little White Lies, 4/30/18)

First Reformed (Slashfilm, 9/17/17)

The Shape of Water (Vague Visages, 9/12/17)

Festival Capsules

TIFF 2017 Capsule Reviews (Vague Visages, 9/18/17)

The Best Films of Sundance 2016 (Movie Mezzanine, 2/1/16)

Full Frame Film Festival – 2015 (Camel City Dispatch, 4/12/15)


Two Days, One Night (Camel City Dispatch, 1/26/15)

Birdman (Camel City Dispatch, 10/19/14)

Horrible Bosses (The Christian Science Monitor, 7/7/11)

Interviews – Q&A

Rosamund Pike (Slant, 12/21/17)

Sean Baker (Slashfilm, 10/6/17)

Frederick Elmes (Vague Visages, 12/1/16)

Interviews – Profile

Greg Barker (Film School Rejects, 1/16/18)

David Lowery (Film School Rejects, 7/27/17)

Brett Haley (Camel City Dispatch, 6/12/15)


2017 Was a Bad Year for Cinema’s “Tortured Artists” (Slashfilm, 12/26/17)

I, Tonya, Foxcatcher, and Fallen Athletes of the ’90s (Crooked Marquee, 12/21/17)

Why Baby Driver is the movie musical we’ve been waiting for (Little White Lies, 7/1/17)

Actor Profiles

It’s Time We Stop Taking Carey Mulligan For Granted (Decider, 3/19/18)

How Jennifer Lawrence Reclaims Power in ‘Red Sparrow’ (Slashfilm, 3/5/18)

Robert Pattinson: From Bedhead to Bushy Beard (Film School Rejects, 4/23/17)


‘The Bling Ring,’ Recontextualized in Post-Election America (Vague Visages, 6/30/17)

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door: Analyzing Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’ as a Remake of His 1967 Debut (Vague Visages, 1/6/17)

A look at a classic: Charlie Chaplin in “Modern Times” (The Christian Science Monitor, 5/31/11)

Personal Essays

“Well, Childhood’s Over” – Claiming Adulthood with Some Help from Greta Gerwig (Vague Visages, 1/16/18)

Corporate Blog Posts

Here Comes the Sundance (Integrate Agency, 2/16)

The History of the Pumpecapple Piecake (Three Brothers Bakery, 11/15)

Developing a Cannes-do attitude (Wake Forest University, 7/1/13)

Why DLP is A-OK for a/perture (a/perture, 11/12/12)

Podcast Appearances

See “Podcast Appearances” page

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