CRITICISM

In addition to my creative work I write criticism, primarily about film. I’ve written for Filmmaker magazine since 2011, both in print and online, where I cover transmedia and emerging platforms like video games and VR, animation, social issue documentary, postproduction, and other topics.

Given my roots in Mormonism, I’ve been a key player in creating the field of Mormon film studies since 2001. Among other things I’ve published over thirty articles on Mormon cinematic history and criticism, and in 2014 I began work as the director of film programming for the annual Sunstone Summer Symposium, curating films on subjects like transgender rights, women’s ordination, and PTSD in Iraq War veterans.

Besides film, I write about politics at my blog Unfinished Work, where I discuss practical ways to move a progressive agenda forward in the United States.

Finally, I also blog about my artistic practice on Tumblr and use the Twitter handle @randyastle.