Hi, I'm Brendan and I write about movies. I have primarily written for my personal review site The Metaplex. In recent years I have taken a sabbatical from writing full time to focus on my career (I’m an Insurance Agent), but I have enjoyed writing freelance reviews and editorials for RogerEbert.com, Keeping-It-Reel.com, HollywoodChicago.com, and LiveForFilm.com

One Heat Minute Podcast:


Roger Ebert:

"Tears of a Machine: The Humanity of Luv in Blade Runner 2049" Film Analysis

“Surviving Time on Dunkirk Beach” Film Analysis

Hollywood Chicago:

Chicago International Film Festival 2015 Coverage:




Taste of Cinema

10 Masterpieces of European Art Cinema Every Movie Fan Should See

Keeping It Reel:

“Enemy” Film Review

“The Wind Rises” Film Review

“300 Rise of the Empire” Film Review

“Noah” Film Review

Classics: “Aliens” Film Review and Analysis:

“X-Men Days of Future Past” Film Review

“Edge of Tomorrow” Film Review

“Only Lovers Left Alive” Film Review

“The Fault in Our Stars” Film Review

“The Drop” Film Review

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” Film Review

David Fincher Analysis Series: 

“Alien 3” 


“The Game”

“Fight Club”

“Panic Room”


“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”

“The Social Network”

Chicago International Film Festival Opening Night Film: “Julie” Capsule Review

“The Theory of Everything” Film Review

“Citizenfour” Film Review

“The Clouds of Sils Maria” Film Review

“Lost River” Film Review

“Mad Max: Fury Road” Film Review

“Far From the Madding Crowd” Film Review

“Southpaw” Film Review

“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” Film Review

“Insurgent” Film Review

“Cartel Land” Film Review

“The Gift” Film Review

“Fantastic Four” Film Review

Chicago International Film Festival “Paterson” Capsule Review:

Live For Film:

(LiveForFilm.com has also posted my reviews for “The Assassin,"  “Crimson Peak” and others that have since been taken down for server space)

Top Ten Brian De Palma Films

“The Big Short” Film Review

“Tangerine” Film Review