About Me

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 and lead film critic at Hammer to Nail. From 2014 to 2020, I was host of Dragon Digital Media’s Reel Talk with Christopher Llewellyn Reed, which won numerous broadcast accolades, including a Telly and a Communicator Award. I am also the author of Film Editing: Theory and Practice. In addition, I am the cohost 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.


  1. Chris! It was nice to sit with you at the Filmmakers Lounge/Windup Space on Sunday. Thanks so much for talking to me! I am embarrassed to admit that I have already managed to misplace your business card so I thought I would reach out. Here is my work email: jkeller@nmwa.org. Could you tell me again the name of your Film Fatale contact? I want to pass it along to our public programs manager Melani Douglass. And keep in touch! Yours, Julia

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