Interviews & Profiles

For writing after September 2016, check my archive at

"Everything's Manipulated, But to What End? Robert Greene on Kate Plays Christine,, 25 August 2016

"A Movie is a Vocation: Anne Fontaine on 'The Innocents,', 27 June 2016

"Reality Bites: How UnREAL Became a Runaway Hit for Lifetime," Rolling Stone, 6 June 2016

"Building a Celluloid Bridge," Christianity Today, May 2016

"Just a Vessel: Malachi Kirby on Roots, Kunta Kinte, and God," Christianity Today, 24 May 2016

"Terence Davies Talks About Making Movies That Speak the Truth," Christianity Today, 13 May 2016

"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Inside the Crazier-Than-Ever Comedy," Rolling Stone, 14 April 2016

"Sex, Lies, and Capitalism 101: Inside The Girlfriend Experience," Rolling Stone, 7 April 2016

"On the Film Festival Trail," Christianity Today, March/April 2016

"Something Bigger: Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst on Midnight Special,", 14 March 2016

"Jeff Nichols and Michael Shannon in Midnight Special,", 15 February 2016

"Joseph Fiennes Talks About Playing a Skeptic in Risen," Christianity Today, 15 February 2016

"The Armor of Light and Inflaming the Conscience: A Conversation with Abigail Disney and Rob Schenck," Christianity Today, 23 October 2015

"Everybody Worships: On David Foster Wallace," Books & Culture, 23 April 2015

"Amanda Rose Wilder on Approaching the Elephant," Movie Mezzanine, 16 February 2015

"Something, Anything: An Interview with Paul Harrill," Christianity Today, 19 February 2015

"Personal Writing as Professional Empathy: On David Carr," Movie Mezzanine, 13 February 2015

"Wyoming: The Wilds of the West - An Interview with Brian Watkins," Litro New York, 6 February 2015

"Ewan McGregor and Rodrigo Garcia on Last Days in the Desert," Christianity Today, 13 January 2015

"David Oyelowo: 'Selma Was a Spiritual Endeavor for Me,Christianity Today, 8 January 2015 (with Morgan Lee)

"Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton on Reading the Bible, Making a Modern Exodus," Christianity Today, 11 December 2014

"The Sympathetic Doomsday Cult Leader," Christianity Today, 22 July 2014

"What I Learned From Philip Seymour Hoffman," Christ & Pop Culture, 3 February 3, 2014

"A Song Grows in Brooklyn: The Welcome Wagon," Christianity Today, June 2009