From the high-profile (the fantastic Lord of the Rings films) to the hopelessly remote (Miguel Bejo anyone?), high art (Wojciech Has) to lowbrow (Top Secret!), from a stint as a college film league co-director (bringing such luminary classics as Wrestling Women Vs. The Aztec Mummy to dismayed students) to reviews in obscure film journals, from high-fives with Henry Winkler to orphic e-mails from Alejandro Jodorowsky, Keith’s fascination with cinema has spanned decades and consumed millions of brain cells. He lives in Denver with his wife and daughter. Keith currently writes for the highly respected Filmcritic.com.
Elisabeth spent too long in college studying history and English Literature. She planned to get a doctorate in medieval English literature so she could spend all day torturing students with Beowulf and Chaucer. Fate intervened when Ms. Rappe began writing film news and reviews for FilmIck, and was still considering journalism to be “an interesting side job” when I was hired at Cinematical. A fun hobby has turned into an actual job, and I now work full time at Cinematical (and its spin-offs Sci Fi Squad and The Horror Squad) and the MTV Movies Blog.
Mark Sells is a nationally syndicated film journalist for The Oregon Herald and its affiliates, including The Denver Herald. He co-owns a production company, HFMedia, and is currently developing a handful of projects for the large and small screens. In addition to The Herald, Sells is a regular contributor to MovieMaker, Moving Pictures, 303, Denver Life, and Denver Magazines.
Dave Taylor (DFCS Co-Chair)
Dave Taylor has been watching films for as long as he can remember, and writes film reviews for a variety of outlets, including the Boulder Weekly, Colorado Business Magazine and his blog Dave On Film. He also tracks movie industry news through @FilmBuzz on Twitter. His favorites films include Lawrence of Arabia, Blade Runner, La Femme Nikita, Singing in the Rain, Double Indemnity and Rear Window.
Christian Toto (DFCS Co-Chair)
Christian Toto is the Assistant Editor of Big Hollywood, a comprehensive entertainment site. He provides film reviews for “Good Day Colorado” on Fox 31 as well as WTOP-FM radio in Washington, D.C., and “America’s Morning News,” a nationally syndicated radio show based in D.C. He frequently appears as a guest movie critic on “The Mike Rosen Show” heard in Denver on 850 KOA. He previously wrote for The Washington Times, The Denver Post, MovieMaker Magazine, boxoffice.com and Denver Magazine. His film web site, What Would Toto Watch?, offers original interviews, reviews and commentary.
Barry Wurst II writes film reviews for Maui Time Weekly and teaches film classes at University of Colorado in Colorado Springs (UCCS). Wurst also does weekly radio spots for Wild 105.5 (“Hawaii’s Party Station!”), co-hosts podcasts for Screengeeks.com and has been published in Bright Lights Film Journal and in other film-related websites. He wrote his first movie review when he was 10 years old and used to self-publish issues of “Barry’s Picks” for the customers of Videoland & TV (the video store he worked at for 8 years).
Alexis Gentry – bio coming soon
Paul Asay – bio coming soon
Amassing a collection of hundreds of tapes and DVDs from an early age, Andy Bockelman first tried his hand at film reviews in high school, only to have a critique of “Seabiscuit” rejected by the school paper. Several years later, he found a niche writing about movies for the campus paper at the University of Northern Colorado and has since branched out. His reviews have appeared in the Greeley Tribune, Rawlins Daily Times, Craig Daily Press and Explore Steamboat, the entertainment web site for the Steamboat Springs Pilot & Today. He also currently writes for GALO Magazine and harbors his half-insane dream of owning a hard copy of every film ever made.
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