Alison Sailer Bennett is a board-certified music therapist and Orthodox Christian who also enjoys reviewing movies in her spare time. She lives with her husband and three beagles in Boynton Beach, Florida.
Austin John studied English at BIOLA University and graduated with honors. He works as a copywriter and has had many adventures while traveling, including a night being homeless in Hong Kong. He enjoys Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men and Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, but he also has a soft spot for Tommy Wiseau’s The Room.
Charlie Allen is an 18 year old senior in high school. He spends most of his time in a mall in the suburbs of Richmond, Va. He performs a simply absurd amount of musical theater.
Christopher Perrin was a classical school headmaster for 10 years. He is an author of classical curricula and currently serves as the publisher and a consultant with Classical Academic Press, and directs the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators.
Christian Leithart lives in South Bend, Indiana, with his wife, Tara. He tweets at @cleithart and blogs at www.pushlings.com about writing, movies, theater, language, and the philosophy of time.
Christine is a poet, writer and professor of English. She has taught poetry and English at Johns Hopkins University and Messiah College and published the Art of Poetry with Classical Academic Press. Her poems have appeared in such publications as TriQuarterly, Blackbird, The New England Review, Seneca Review, Image, Christianity and Literature and Agni.
Rikki Elizabeth Stinnette studies at Patrick Henry College, writes screenplays, and loves all things coconut-flavored. She thrives on fictional and real-life adventures. As long as the adventures aren't too scary.
Fraser Martens was born in Canada, where he learned about tragedy by being a hockey fan, but he lives in Idaho, where he has developed an unidentifiable accent by marrying an American. He has an encyclopedic knowledge of Bruce Springsteen bootlegs, and prefers pilsners to stouts.
Grant Horner teaches literature, theology, art history and film at the Master's College in California. He has recently written a book on film called Meaning at the Movies. He has been interviewed on both radio and television, discussing film and his book.
Hannah is a harpist, writer, student and teacher of English. She did her Ph.D. in English (focusing on the John Donne) and continues to write and discuss books and film.
James Banks is a recovering writer and academic living in upstate New York. Before a quarter-life crisis drove him to work at a government bureau, he taught (and assistant taught) writing and movie classes at the University of Rochester. He can fake a New York accent when he tries, but he is a West Coaster and graduated from the University of Idaho in 2008.
Joel Bourgeois graduated from Biola University with a degree in Physical Science. He also attended the Torrey Honors Institute, where he developed a love for reading (or watching), writing, and discussing the Good, the True, and the Beautiful. Other than film, Joel's main interests include amusement parks and automobiles, his favorites of which are Cedar Point and the McLaren F1, respectively.
Jon Paul is in exile at the Vintage 1740 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is a father of three, a cellist for bands you might have heard before and a philosophy grad with chutzpah.
Joseph Gross is from Dayton, OH and currently studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Caught between two regions, he has appropriated the word "y'all" but stubbornly calls soft drinks "pop."
Joshua Gibbs teaches great books, collects records and jogs to work. He and his wife have two children, both of whom have seven names. He tweets at @joshgibbs and blogs for the CiRCE Institute.
Joshua is an English major and a student of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University. When it comes to literature and the movies, he’s a sucker for nautical motifs and Americana folk tales, though the occasional car chase, explosion, or tough-guy one-liner doesn’t bother him either. His hobbies include long books, long car trips, and longswords.
Joshua is a MD-PhD student at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He graduated from Cornell in 2007 with a degree in Computer Science. He has served on the Governing Board of the Chesterton House. The study of film has opened his world as a bigger, more fascinating place and deepened his relationship with God and people.
Josh Stevenson lives and works in the Inland Northwest (code for Idaho), with his wife and children. He keeps a blog at www.stervenson.wordpress.com for your enjoyment.
After graduating from college, Justin taught 5th grade language arts at a classical school for two years in Oklahoma. He now lives in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho with his wife and daughter and travels the northwest selling plastic packaging.
Kanaan Trotter is a student at New Saint Andrews College. His school might be in the dark northwest, but there's no doubt he's a beach bum from Florida. He loves orange juice, very hot days, and anything by the musician Ben Howard. He has two siblings who are models and one who is married with a little kido, and they're all the coolest. Be warned.
Matty is a a graduate of Covenant Christian Academy in Pennsylvania and student at Harrisburg Area Community College. For as long as he can remember he has been fascinated by the magic of film--and could not help studying, writing and talking about the films he saw.
Nate is regional sales manager in Fort Worth, Texas, where he resides with his wife and three children. While his oldest is fighting Stormtroopers (this means he's a good dad) and the next reenacts balls in castles (leave room for the Holy Spirit), the youngest is still a tabula rasa when it comes to film influences. Nate occasionally tweets @driverdouglas34 (somebody has to rage against cargo shorts), when not partaking of craft beverages, fatty brisket, and sometimes good baseball.
Remy Wilkins lives in LA and teaches esoterica at Geneva Academy. He is married and has four boys at varying stages of dirty.
Robert Brown is a Christian creative, culture critic, and academic living in Southern California. After growing up as a missionary kid in Hungary, he moved to California to study Cinema and Media Arts at Biola University and become a director. Instead—plot twist—he graduated with a B.A. in English and went on to graduate school, where his research interests include place theory, civic engagement, literacy education, and the ethics of reading and writing. Meanwhile, Robert also works as a teacher and tutor, writes articles, poetry, and film reviews, composes music, and co-hosts the In the Margin podcast. You can explore Robert’s various projects at www.robertbrownpresents.com.
Robert Heckert teaches english in Henan, China. He recently graduated from Biola University and the Torrey Honors Institute with a degree in English. In his free time he enjoys writing reading anything by G.K. Chesterton or Karen Russell.
Sean Johnson is an Oregonian teaching great books in Florida. He cooks almost as well as his wife, and his son’s middle name is Zossima.
Sheffield Leithart is a director and web designer. He lives where work takes him, and wants to do everything better. His wife puts up with him as best she can.
Shelly has taught logic and rhetoric for ten years at a classical school in Kentucky, but is now in graduate school studying for her Ph.D. in philosophy. Shelly enjoys literature, film, philosophy, discussion and debate.
Thomas Banks grew up in Idaho and currently teaches literature and Latin in Bozeman, Montana. He collects books and eccentric novelty neckties and enjoys the company of friends and family, all very nice, and his students, most of whom are also very nice. His ambition to have an adjective named after himself is as yet unrealized.
Timothy Lawrence attended the Torrey Honors Institute and studied screenwriting at BIOLA University. He writes essays and fiction, and enjoys reading books, watching films, and discussing both. He is especially fond of the works of the Coen Brothers and George Lucas.
Tom Upjohn is pursuing a bachelor's degree in screenwriting at Biola University. He enjoys reading C.S. Lewis, discussing films, and occasionally exploring underground tunnel networks.
William Connor Devlin received his Bachelor's degree in Screenwriting at BIOLA University. He is currently attending Loyola Marymount University in pursuit of a Master's degree in Writing for the Screen. In addition, he works in creative development for a production company. In his (admittedly limited) free time, he enjoys watching and studying films, reading works of fiction and non-fiction, and sketching designs. He is especially fond of the works of Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and John Carpenter.