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Kristen Lopez

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Awards Circuit
Cinema Sentries
ClassicFlix
Journeys in Classic Film

LOCATION
Sacramento, CA, United States

ABOUT KRISTEN LOPEZ
I have been a freelance film critic for going on a decade. I predominately write for Awards Circuit, in charge of both their classic film and book columns. I’m also the owner and operator of the premiere classic film site, Journeys in Classic Film. I’m also the Associate Editor for ClassicFlix and a regular staff writer for Cinema Sentries.

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: Anne of the Thousand Days, My Girl, Singin’ in the Rain, American Psycho, Almost Famous

Favorite Actors: Cary Grant, Oscar Isaac, Esther Williams, Jessica Chastain

Favorite Directors: Martin Scorsese, Sofia Coppola, George Cukor

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @Journeys_Film

Courtney Howard

CourtneyHowardMEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Reel Vixen
Sassy Mama In LA
Screen Picks
FreshFiction.tv

LOCATION
Burbank, CA, United States

ABOUT COURTNEY HOWARD
Born and raised in Northern California, Courtney has had a love of Hollywood ever since seeing her first film in theaters at age 6 (‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’). In 8th grade she was voted most likely to work with the Hollywood elite, and was the only girl in her high school to have a subscription to Entertainment Weekly. Majoring in film at BIOLA University taught her more about the movie making craft and film theory. She also possesses a wealth of useless knowledge of celebrities’ careers and personal lives, which she put to good use during tryouts for the VH1 game show ‘The World Series Of Pop Culture.’ Courtney now resides in Southern California with her screenwriter husband and perfect little dachshund.

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Fight Club, Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Sixteen Candles, Sleeping Beauty, Charade, Psycho, Grease 2, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Favorite Actors: Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Michael Fassbender, Juliette Binoche

Favorite Directors: Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Quentin Tarantino, Billy Wilder

Favorite Writers: John Hughes, Billy Wilder, Christopher McQuarrie, ,

Favorite Techs: Roger Deakins, Kirk Baxter, Emmanuel Lubezki, Dean Cundey, Reed Morano, Thomas Newman

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @lulamaybelle

Chase Whale

ChaseWhaleMEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Hammer to Nail
Twitch Film
Smells Like Screen Spirit
Dallas Observer
Denton Observer

LOCATION
Denton, TX, United States

ABOUT CHASE WHALE
Chase Whale co-founded the popular independent film website, GordonandtheWhale.com where he remained Editor-in-Chief until August, 2011. On behalf of GATW, he covered Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, the Toronto International Film Festival and Comic-Con, along with junkets in London, Toronto and other parts of the world. In 2009, NBC named him one of the 25 most interesting people in Dallas, along with Erykah Badu and Nolan Ryan. Later that year, The Wrap listed him as one of 30 Movie Insiders to Follow Right Now On Twitter, with Peter Travers and the late, great Roger Ebert.

Since GATW’s departure, he’s programmed for the Alamo Drafthouse, Fantastic Fest, Rooftop Film and the Sundance Film Festival, worked in film distribution for Cinedigm in New York, and his reviews, interviews, and editorials have been featured on websites including Twitch Film, Film.com, MTV’s Next Movie, Film Threat, Indiewire’s The Playlist, We Got This Covered, Latino Review, Dallas Observer, and Hammer to Nail. Whale is a member of Rotten Tomatoes, Criticwire and the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association. (And now OFCS, hooray!)

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: Magnolia, Brewster McCloud, Tapeheads, City of God, Wake in Fright, Terminator 2

Favorite Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman (RIP), Michael Shannon, John Hawkes, Shea Whigham, Tye Sheridan

Favorite Directors: Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman

Favorite Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Altman

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Tomatometer Profile
Twitter Handle: @ChaseWhale
Facebook Page

Francisco J. Cangiano

FranciscoJCangianoMEDIA AFFILIATIONS
CineXpress
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PSEUDONYMS
Fico, Fico Cangiano, FJC

LOCATION
Guaynabo, PR, United States

ABOUT FRANCISCO J. CANGIANO
Francisco “Fico” Cangiano is the founder, editor-in-chief and main film critic of CineXpress, a Puerto Rican blog/website dedicated to everything about movies. Born in 1980, San Juan, PR, Francisco graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, with minors in Film and Marketing. Besides CineXpress, Francisco also has presence every Thursday in one of Puerto Rico’s top newspapers, ÍNDICE, and at 9:30 am on one of Puerto Rico’s top stations, Fidelity 95.7 FM.

Film Aficionado, Music Lover, Sports Addict and Videogame Junkie.

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back, Back to the Future, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Dark Knight

Favorite Actors: Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise

Favorite Directors: Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Kubrick

Favorite Writers: Quentin Tarantino, Joss Whedon, Aaron Sorkin

Favorite Techs: John Williams, Michael Giacchino, Hans Zimmer, James Horner, Emmanuel Lubezki, Roger Deakins

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Criticwire

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Tomatometer Profile
Metacritic Profile
Twitter Handle: @FicoCangiano; @CineXpressPR
Facebook Page

Eduardo Pasa

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
DC Filmdom

PSEUDONYMS
Eddie Pasa

LOCATION
Springfield, VA, United States

ABOUT EDUARDO PASA
My earliest memory I can recall is squealing with delight in a theater as I watched the X-Wing fighters zoom toward the exhaust port in 1977’s Star Wars. Since then – as my parents, family, and friends can confirm – I’ve been a lover of all things film. In 2010, I started writing for DC-based internet outlets The Rogers Revue and Reel Film News, after which my co-writer and site co-owner Michael Parsons and I launched DC Filmdom in 2013.
Thank you for stopping by!

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: Inception, The Shawshank Redemption, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Usual Suspects, Se7en, The Goonies, Brick, Die Hard, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Aliens

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Washington Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @DCFilmdom
Facebook Page

Eduardo Monteiro

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Cinema Sem Erros

LOCATION
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil

ABOUT EDUARDO MONTEIRO
Humbly trying to discuss movies in my spare time with some portuguese speakers on this on-line jungle.

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @reclameseduardo

Doug Heller

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Next Projection

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

ABOUT DOUG HELLER
I fell in love with film as an art form when I was a teenager in the mid-90s and continue that love today. I attended the University of Pittsburgh and received my BA in Film Studies and later obtained my MaED from Argosy University. I’ve been writing film reviews off and on since the early 2000s, but regularly for www.nextprojection.com since 2013.

My favorite genres are sci-fi, comedy and noir and I have a great affinity for classic Hollywood films of any genre, but I’ll watch anything. As Roger Ebert said: “No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.”

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, Casablanca, Raging Bull,The Godfather, The Maltese Falcon, The Wild Bunch, Annie Hall, M, Throne of Blood, Kill Bill, The Lady Vanishes, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Lawrence of Arabia, Apocalypse Now, The Royal Tenenbaums, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Paths of Glory

Favorite Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Katherine Hepburn, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Hara, Vivian Lee, Marlon Brando, Kirk Douglas, Starling Hayden, Samuel L. Jackson, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Jack Nicholson, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Michael Fassbender Spencer Tracey, Elizabeth Taylor,

Favorite Directors: Stanley Kubrick, Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Alexander Payne, Wes Anderson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Fritz Lang, Sam Peckinpah, Quentin Tarantino, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Brad Bird, Andrew Stanton, Charles Chaplin, Francois Truffaut, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Altman, Roman Polanski, George Stevens

Favorite Writers: Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Charles Brackett, Orson Welles, Akira Kurosawa, Raymond Chandler, Quentin Tarantino, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Paul Schrader, Charlie Kaufman, John Huston

Favorite Techs: Haskell Wexler, Thelma Schoonmaker, Gordon Willis, Greg Toland, James Wong Howe, Walter Murch

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @basementnoise
Facebook Page

Derek Deskins

DerekDeskinsMEDIA AFFILIATIONS
nextprojection.com
lonelyreviewer.com

LOCATION
Austin, TX, United States

ABOUT DEREK DESKINS
Derek began writing about film irregularly on Tumblr in 2010 to prevent mental prolapse while unemployed. In 2013, following a lucky meeting at Independent Film Festival Boston, he began contributing to his first outlet, LonelyReviewer.com, where he continues to write today. Since then, he has contributed to WhatCulture.com, Starpulse.com, and NextProjection.com, where he is a senior film critic, editor, and Director of News. Now living in Austin, he continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: Back to the Future, Barton Fink, Raging Bull, Cool Hand Luke

Favorite Actors: Paul Newman, Tom Hanks

Favorite Directors: Martin Scorsese, The Coen Brothers, Quentin Tarantino, Billy Wilder, Rian Johnson

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Boston Online Film Critics Association (BOFCA)

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @DerekDeskins

Blake Crane

BlakeCraneMEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Film Racket
Film Pulse
BlakeCrane.com

LOCATION
Chicago, IL, United States

ABOUT BLAKE CRANE
Member did not submit a biography.

FAVORITES
Favorite Directors: Quentin Tarantino, Brian De Palma, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @BlakeCrane_
Facebook Page

C.J. Prince

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Way Too Indie
Fresh from the Theatre

LOCATION
Hamilton, ON, Canada

ABOUT C.J. PRINCE
Writer on Way Too Indie since 2012, editor since 2015. Contributor to Fresh From the Theatre. Part of the programming committee for the 2015 AGH BMO World Film Festival in Hamilton, Ontario.

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Twitter Handle: @cj_prin

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