I started writing film criticism for the Reader
in September 2010 with a capsule review of the wrestling movie Legendary
; since December 2011 I've written daily posts for the Bleader. Before that, I had been a regular contributor to the local website CINE-FILE
, for which I'd been writing since its conception in 2007. I also cowrote a series of essays
on Takashi Miike for Mubi.com
in 2010. In other movie-related business, I've introduced screenings at Doc Films, taught classes at Facets Multimedia, and continue to volunteer regularly at Bucktown’s Odd Obsession Movies
. Major influences: What is Cinema?
by Andre Bazin, Films and Feelings
by Raymond Durgnat, The Moviegoer
by Walker Percy, Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan
by Robin Wood, and every film critic who’s written for the Reader
Ben Sachs writes about moviegoing every Monday.