The Film Stage

Founded in 2008, The Film Stage is an internationally read website spotlighting news, features, and commentary on cinema. Its online presence is significant: with upwards of 24,000 Facebook likes, over 63,000 Twitter followers and representation in popular film review aggregators like Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, the site is a major voice in contemporary film journalism. In 2016, I penned several pieces for the site, the links to which can be found below:

Feature Articles

No-Home Movie: Emotional Dislocation in ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Happy Together’

‘The Departed’ Turns 10: In Praise of Martin Scorsese’s Fiercely Entertaining High-Wire Act

‘The Bonfire of the Vanities: Brian De Palma’s Boisterous Satire of American Society

World in Action: A Paul Greengrass Retrospective


Arsenal (2017)

Miss Hokusai (2016)

Edge of Winter (2016)

The Mind’s Eye (2016)

List Features

The Best Documentaries of 2016 (13th and Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids)

The Best Directorial Debuts of 2016 (Kubo and the Two Strings and Under the Shadow)

1o Wide Releases in 2016 That Exceeded Expectations (10 Cloverfield Lane and Don’t Breathe)

Our 25 Most-Anticipated Fall 2016 Films (#15, #1)

The 50 Best Comedies of the 21st Century Thus Far (#43, #41, #23)

The 50 Best Sci-Fi Films of the 21st Century Thus Far (#27, #13, #9, and #2)

The 50 Best Animated Films of the 21st Century Thus Far (#49, #20, #9, and #3)


Enter Quentin Tarantino’s Cinematic Universe in New Video Essay

Consider the Finer Points of Akira Kurosawa’s Action in New ‘Seven Samurai’ Video Essay

Watch a Video Essay on the Art of Creative Credit Sequences

Go Behind-the-Scenes of Studio Ghibli’s Detailed Animation Process

Watch the Short Film ‘Sunspring,’ Scripted by Artificial Intelligence and Starring Thomas Middleditch

Watch an 80-Minute Talk on the Spirituality of Terrence Malick’s ‘The Tree of Life’

Listen: Francis Ford Coppola’s 40-Minute Talk on ‘The Conversation’ at the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival