In addition to my academic work, I have written criticism and commentary on film and media since 2009 for various outlets including IndieWire, MUBI Notebook, Film School Rejects, Nonfics, Pop Matters, and more. My online writing has been reprinted, featured, or excerpted in The Atlantic, Slate, Flavorwire, The Dissolve, The Dish, IndieWire, Business Insider, and other culture and entertainment sites. I continue to seek freelance publication as a means to explore historical and contemporary topics of film and media in a fashion that bridges scholarship and popular criticism. Below is a sampling of my web writing.

Why Can’t America’s Heartland See Itself on the Big Screen? (IndieWire)

1980 and the Death of the Disco Musical (MUBI Notebook)

‘Network’ Turns 40: Here Are 3 Ways It Changed How We Understand News Media (IndieWire)

‘The Contender’: The Last Film of the Clinton Era (PopMatters)

There Has Never Been a Golden Age of Undistracted Moviegoing (Film School Rejects)

The Darkness of Steven Spielberg: An Interview with Prof. James Kendrick (Film School Rejects)

The Uncertain Future of Aspect Ratios (Film School Rejects)

‘Star Wars’ Didn’t Change the Business of Hollywood; ‘Empire’ Did (Film School Rejects)

From ‘The Thin Blue Line’ to ‘The Jinx’: Errol Morris’s Prototype for Today’s True Crime Documentary (Nonfics)

The Conversation: Drew Morton, Justine A. Smith, and Landon Palmer Discuss ‘The Graduate’ (Vague Visages)