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 Diary Coverage

Tribeca Report: Here Comes Generation Z (Crooked Marquee, 5/6/19)

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

Blonde (Decider, 9/9/22)

Parallel Mothers (Slashfilm, 9/11/21)

Waves (Vague Visages, 9/9/19)

Festival Capsules

The Unsung Gems of TIFF 2019: Three Under-the-Radar Films You Should Know About (Slashfilm, 9/20/19)

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

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

Film Reviews

Not Okay (The Playlist, 7/29/22)

Run This Town (Crooked Marquee, 3/3/20)

22 July (Slashfilm, 10/9/18)

Television Reviews/Coverage

Industry, Season 2 (The Playlist, 7/30/22)

Significant ‘Other’: How Chris Kelly’s ‘Other People’ Informs ‘The Other Two’ on Comedy Central (Decider, 2/8/19)

The Distinctive Visual Style Of ‘Sharp Objects’ Can Be Traced Back To ‘Wild’ (Decider, 8/16/18)

Interviews – Q&A

Franz Rogowski (Slant, 3/4/22)

Todd Haynes (Slant, 10/12/21)

Jesse Plemons (The Playlist, 6/16/20)

Interviews – Profile

Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine (Slashfilm, 8/21/20)

Joanna Kulig (Vague Visages, 1/11/19)

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

Interviews – Craftspeople

Editor Kelley Dixon (Slashfilm, 9/19/19)

Editor Tom Cross (Vague Visages, 10/9/18)

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

Genre Analyses

How ‘First Cow’ Rewrites the Rules of the American Western For the Better (Slashfilm, 7/14/20)

‘The Incredibles’ Still Holds Up in the Age of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Decider, 6/14/18)

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


Let’s Talk About the Insane Musical Moment in M3GAN (Crooked Marquee, 1/9/23)

How Much Time Actually Passes in the ‘Palm Springs’ Time Loop? (Decider, 7/15/20)

Sex, Violence, and Spring Breakers (Bright Wall/Dark Room, 7/11/17)

Actor Profiles

America’s Dad Grows Up: Exploring the “New” Tom Hanks Heroes and How They Reflect Changing Times (Slashfilm, 3/23/21)

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

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


Reclaiming The Intern from the #GIRLBOSS Era (Crooked Marquee, 7/6/22)

Thanks to John Early, It’s Time for ‘Clockwatchers’ to Become a Cult Classic (Decider, 6/22/21)

The Box Office Has Never Moved Past August 13, 2010 (Crooked Marquee, 8/11/20)

Event Coverage

Avatar: The Way of Water trailer reveal (The Playlist, 5/3/22)

Sundance Satellite Screens (Crooked Marquee, 2/1/22)

How ‘Twin Peaks’ Prepared Laura Dern for ‘Star Wars’ (Slashfilm, 12/15/17)


All the Natalie Portmans (Slashfilm, 3/29/20)

The Waverly Gallery (Bright Wall/Dark Room, 9/27/19)

Personal Essays

Easy A at 10: The Definitive Millennial High School Movie Emerges (Roger Ebert, 9/16/20)

How Greta Gerwig’s Little Women Rejects A False Cinematic Choice (Crooked Marquee, 4/6/20)

“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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