Affiliate: Freelance | View Richard’s Reviews
Affiliates: I Am Sam Reviews, 614Now | View Sam’s Reviews
Sam Brady is a film critic who has been reviewing movies since 2013, but enjoying them for his entire life. Though running his site I Am Sam Reviews for a few years now, he has recently become a contributor to 614NOW.
Affiliate: Cinema or Cine-meh? | View Logan’s Reviews
Logan Burd has been watching and reviewing movies persistently since 2011. He graduated with a degree in English from Heidelberg University in Tiffin, OH, and is an editor at McGraw-Hill Education in Columbus.
Affiliate: FromTheBalcony.com | View Bill’s Reviews
Bill Clark has been part of the online film review community for twenty years, starting at the age of sixteen. His first project was The DVD Line, one of the first online DVD review sites. After The DVD Line closed its doors in the summer of 2000, Bill continued to write for DVD Angle for a period of time, as well as The Florida Sun, which at the time was a side project for then Florida Congressman Joe Scarborough (now host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”). From The Balcony was founded in late 2003 and now contains over 500 reviews.
Bill is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication and a minor in Film. He is a member of the Online Film Critics Society and Columbus Ohio Film Critics Association.
Affiliates: Archer Avenue, DVD Talk | View Olie’s Reviews
Olie Coen is a stay-at-home dad, a sports fan, and a film critic. He writes movie reviews as part of his website Archer Avenue and also for the website DVD Talk. He is a native of Zanesville, OH, has an Associate of Arts degree from CSCC, and resides in Northeast Columbus.
Affiliate: 90.5 WCBE | View John’s Reviews
John DeSando is co-host of WCBE 90.5 FM’s “It’s Movie Time”, “Cinema Classics”, and “On the Marquee” in Columbus, Ohio, at 3 and 8 PM on Fridays. His reviews and on-demand programs are available in the Public Arts/Movie section online at WCBE.org.
He received his BA in English from Georgetown University and MA and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He has been professor of humanities and academic vice president at Franklin University, where he currently teaches film, pop culture, and graduate studies. He received the Bailey Graduate Teaching Award.
DeSando has received Silver Microphone, Communicator, and LA Press Club national honors. He is a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Columbus. He is in Who’s Who in American Education, America, and the World, serves on the boards of Shadowbox and Early Music in Columbus, and was vice chairman of The Film Council of Greater Columbus.
Affiliates: FilmMixTape.com, The Film Experience | View Chris’s Reviews
Chris Feil is a Wright State University graduate and Columbus native. He contributes to The Film Experience and his own blog filmmixtape in addition to freelance work.
Affiliate: The Columbus Dispatch
Frank Gabrenya has been the film critic for the Columbus Dispatch since 1987. Prior to that, he covered film, theater and popular music for the now-defunct Columbus Citizen-Journal. He was named best newspaper critic for large-circulation publications by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists in 1998 and 1999. Since the 1970s, he has written for eight Central Ohio publications, six of which have gone out of business. In addition, he once bowled a 290 game.
Affiliate: MovieManJackson.com | View Mark’s Reviews
Since 2014, Mark Jackson, at the behest of many a coworkers in his office, decided to launch MovieManJackson, a self-run review website offering his thoughts of many recent new movies and sometimes older, random ones. Mark is a 2012 graduate of the University of Dayton, and has been working in Columbus since 2013 for Pearson Education, his most recent and current role being a publisher’s representative. His favorite theater is bar none the Marcus Crosswoods, in part because he lives right across from it.
Kristin Dreyer Kramer
Affiliates: NightsAndWeekends.com, 90.5 WCBE | View Kristin’s Reviews
Though she started her writing career as an advertising copywriter, Kristin Dreyer Kramer soon discovered that writing nice things about people who didn’t deserve it generally made her cranky. In 2002, she founded NightsAndWeekends.com, which allows her to be snarky and critical (not to mention bitter and cynical) full-time. And she’s much happier for it.
A native of the Midwest, Kristin briefly did time in New England before she and her husband, Paul, moved to Columbus in 2004.
Affiliate: Corndog Chats | View Adam’s Reviews
Adam Kuhn was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He attended the University of Cincinnati, where, after initially majoring in Education, he graduated with a degree in History. While there he was a contributor to The News Record, the independent student news organization, writing film reviews. He was also a contributor to Bearcast Radio, the student run radio station on campus, hosting two radio programs including a film review and discussion program entitled ‘Once Upon a Time in the Movies’. In 2009, Adam founded his site, Corndog Chats, where he has been blogging and writing film reviews ever since.
Affiliate: WOSU Public Media
Joyce Long holds a B.A. in Speech/Theatre from The Ohio State University. She has been awards coordinator for The Ohio State Awards and promotion manager and development editor for a textbook publisher, editor of a monthly health news publication and freelance actress. Ms. Long was a juror in the Business & Industry division and chair of the Arts division for several years. She retired as Awards Administrator from the Film Council of Greater Columbus. She has been a weekly film critic for WOSU radio since 1994.
Affiliate: WOSU Public Media
Rico Long, retired manager of film and adjunct professor, The Ohio State University Department of Photography & Cinema. He was president and CEO of the Columbus International Film & Video Festival for 12 years. An independent producer with a career spanning more than fifty years, Long has worked in every phase of motion picture production and commercial and public television. He has been a weekly film critic for WOSU radio since 1986.
Paul Markoff is a co-producer and co-host of “Now Playing”, a film review program on WOCC-TV 3 (Westerville, OH). He has also contributed film criticism as a special to the Westerville News and Public Opinion. Paul has served as host of “Behind the Scenes” on WOCC-TV 3 and “Jobs Now” on GTC-3 (Government Television Channel 3, Columbus, OH), as well as anchor on GTC-3’s daily news program. He has served as a sports writer for The BG News, and a play-by-play and color commentator for WBGU Radio (Bowling Green, OH). He has a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University, with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Journalism. Paul, his wife Andrea, and daughter Grace reside in Canal Winchester, OH.
Affiliates: Bullz-Eye.com, Premium Hollywood | View David’s Reviews
For over ten years, David Medsker was financial services guy by day, movie and music critic by night, running an email list called Dizzy Heights that was read by a staggering 120 people worldwide. In 2005, he chucked the financial thing – he had taken one economics class in college, and got a D – to become the senior editor for the online men’s magazine Bullz-Eye.com, thus fulfilling the predictions of his fellow staffers at the Ohio University Post, who claimed he would “follow (his) heart…and the free CD’s.
Affiliates: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | View Mark’s Reviews
A film critic since 1997, Mark Pfeiffer is active in the Columbus film community. His reviews appear on his own site, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema. He was the co-producer and co-host of Now Playing, a bi-weekly, half-hour movie review show that ran on WOCC-TV3 for 550 episodes from 1997 to 2017.
A voracious moviegoer, Mark has also been a programmer for the Deep Focus Film Festival and a juror for the Columbus International Film and Video Festival. The Ohio native is Assistant Director of Television, in charge of Production, at Otterbein University.
Affiliate: Blog | View Nathan’s Reviews
Nathan Zoebl was told that a passion for movies was in his blood since he was conceived at a movie convention. While scientifically questionable, he does remember a childhood where he would wake up Saturday mornings, bounce on his parents’ bed, and watch Siskel and Ebert’s syndicated TV show. At age 17, he began writing movie reviews and has been unable to stop ever since. He graduated from Capital University in 2004 with a BA in English and currently works for Columbus City Schools. He is the co-founder and chief editor at PictureShowPundits.com, a movie review site that began in 2007 and now houses over 1600 reviews, articles, and podcasts. In his (dwindling) free time, he likes to write uncontrollably. He wrote a theatrical genre mash-up adaptation titled “Our Town… Attacked by Zombies” that was staged at Capital University in the fall of 2010 with minimal causalities and zero lawsuits.