Hi! My name is Christopher Llewellyn Reed (you can call me Chris), and I am a film critic, filmmaker and longtime educator, currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Film and Moving Image at Stevenson University. A brand-new member (as of May, 2018) of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, I am lead film critic at Hammer to Nail, an online magazine devoted to independent cinema; film critic at Film Festival Today; the host of Dragon Digital Media’s award-winning “Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed“; a regular film commentator for the “Roughly Speaking” podcast with Dan Rodricks at The Baltimore Sun; an occasional writer for the online magazine BmoreArt; and the author of Film Editing: Theory and Practice. In addition, since January, 2018, I am one of three co-creators of The Fog of Truth a podcast devoted to documentary cinema.
As far as how I got to where I am today, it started off with Russian literature, and not film. I hold a B.A. from Harvard University, in Slavic Languages and Literatures (concentration in Russian), an M.A from Yale University, in Russian and East European Studies (concentration in Russian Film) – you can see the transition – and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. And there you have it.