My name is Christopher Llewellyn Reed, 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 member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, I am Managing Editor at Film Festival Today, lead film critic at Hammer to Nail, host of Dragon Digital Media’s award-winning “Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed,” film commentator for the “Roughly Speaking” podcast with Dan Rodricks at The Baltimore Sun, and the author of Film Editing: Theory and Practice. In addition, I am one of three co-creators of The Fog of Truth, a podcast devoted to documentary cinema. I have also served on juries for the Annapolis Film Festival, Baltimore High School Film Festival, Dallas VideoFest and Thin Line Film Festival, and moderated panels for Annapolis and the Maryland Film Festival.
Years ago, I started off studying Russian literature, rather than 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, so 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.