First and foremost, I am a journalist, which means I strive for truthful reporting, and I take responsibility for the accuracy of my work. I hold a graduate degree in cinema studies from City University of New York/College of Staten Island. I began writing film criticism and features for Films in Review and Showbusiness, as well as for anthologies, such as The Motion Picture Annual. My first book, Gender Equity Module: Ensuring Unbiased Behavior in an All-Girl Environment, was published in 1994, and received a notation in the Congressional Record for its ground-breaking content.

 

My second book, Cinematic Quests for Identity: The Hero's Encounter with the Beast (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015), mines mythology, folklore and Jungian and feminist thought, to explain the origin of the quest across multiple film genres. 

My movie reviews, filmmaker interviews, and coverage of international film festivals, have appeared in the LA Times, Film Journal International, Hollywood Reporter, and The Progressive, as well as a in many local newspapers, including The Brooklyn Eagle, and on Biography.com. I am the "Cinema" columnist for the D.C.-based Ambassador; my features and reviews also appear frequently in Cineaste.  I am a native New Yorker whose best childhood memories are of Saturday afternoons with my father at Brooklyn’s ramshackle Happy Hour movie theater.

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Author's Guild, Full Member

PEN, Professional Member

Rotten Tomatoes, Approved Critic