is vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and a critic for Screen International and Paste.
I'm a film and music critic for Screen International, Deadspin, Paste and Playboy, and I'm a contributing editor at Backstage. (I also write for The Dissolve andRolling Stone.) My latest books are FilmCraft: Screenwriting and Wilco: Sunken Treasure. (I'm also the co-author of FilmCraft: Cinematography and the author of the biography Blinking Lights and Other Revelations: The Story of Eels.) I teach criticism and writing at The Writing Pad and am Vice President of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.