The Editors

Luke Gorham

Editor-in-chief

Luke Gorham has been an InRO fixture since becoming the right-hand man to a baby-faced Sam C. Mac in 2007. He gloried in his beta status until officially taking over as Editor-in-chief in 2020 after the birth of Sam's son. He writes on film, music, and literature, and discovered during 2020's quarantine that he can grow a Rasputin beard. He has some credentials regarding books and computers that get him paid, but more importantly, he has the fattest cat among InRO staff. He would like it known that he once observed Sam C. Mac take a drunken nap under the table in a bar.

 
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Sam C. Mac

Deputy Editor

Sam C. Mac has worked in film and music journalism for the last 15 years, with a particular focus on Chinese cinema. (He lived in China from 2012 to 2014.) Publications that he has written for include Slant Magazine, The AV Club, FLOOD Magazine, and of course In Review Online — which he founded, with his platonic life partner Luke Gorham. He has a degree in East Asian Studies from Columbia University, and he is also a husband, and a father (to a rambunctious baby born in the midst of a pandemic). He will also hopefully, someday, make a living wage.

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Lawrence Garcia

Associate Editor

Lawrence Garcia is a film writer based in Vancouver, with bylines at Cinema Scope, The A.V. Club, MUBI's Notebook, Reverse Shot, Film Comment, and naturally, In Review Online. He has a degree in Engineering Physics and makes a living (for now) as an electrical engineer.

 

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The Writers

Andrew Bosma
Staff Writer

Andrew is a financial professional with a deep love of film and music. He spends most of his time at concerts and festivals trying to listen to as many new things as possible. He lives in Madison, WI with his wife and two cats.

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Ayeen Forootan
Staff Writer

Ayeen is an Iranian film critic and cinephile based in Tehran, and he has been working as a critic and translator with various domestic publications for over five years now. Although cinema has always been a constant fascination in his life, studying English and the arts helped him to foster a broader appreciation and enthusiasm for different forms of art and entertainment, and to remain an avid, full-time learner and humble aesthete. 

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Daniel Gorman
Staff Writer

Daniel Gorman is a cinephile living in the northern burbs of Chicago. He’s been involved in film exhibition for almost 20 years and writes about stuff in his free time.

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Josh Hurst
Staff Writer

Josh Hurst has been writing about music, film, and books since 2000. His work has appeared in Christianity Today, Relevant, IMAGE Journal, and FLOOD Magazine, as well as True Tunes, Rise Up Daily, and Looking Closer with Jeffrey Overstreet. Josh lives in Knoxville, TN with his wife and three sons.

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Jonathan Keefe
Staff Writer

Jonathan has published music criticism since 2005, with a primary focus on country, Americana, and roots music. In addition to InReview Online, his writing has appeared at The Guardian and far more extensively at Slant Magazine and Country Universe, and has been quoted on CBS and CNN. He has been accused of being the subject of Taylor Swift's "Mean," but he does not believe that's true.

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Selina Lee
Staff Writer

When not watching or writing about movies, Selina is rock climbing, listening to Carly Rae Jepsen, or hanging out with her cat.

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Matthew Lucas
Staff Writer

Matthew Lucas is a freelance film critic whose work has appeared in print in the Lexington Dispatch from 2004-2020. He founded From the Front Row on October 31, 2006 where he has been steadily writing reviews ever since, and has also been a Staff Critic at In Review Online since 2009. When he isn’t watching or reviewing movies he spends his time as an actor and a non-profit administrator. Matthew resides in Boone, North Carolina with his wife and daughter.

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Matt Lynch
Staff Writer

Matt Lynch has spent his entire life in video stores, mostly at Scarecrow Video. He is also a bartender and a founding member of the Seattle Film Critics Society. He lives and works in Seattle with his partner Molly and their very mean dog Josephine.

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M.G. Mailloux
Staff Writer

M.G. Mailloux is a film programmer and projectionist in New York City. He has a Twitter.

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Chris Mello
Staff Writer

Chris mostly likes YouTube videos about food, but since there’s no such thing as a YouTube critic he’ll make do with movies. He is no longer on Twitter because it makes him anxious. He tries not to look like this photograph anymore.

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Steven Warner
Staff Writer

Steven grew up in a small, no-stoplight town in the middle of central Michigan and realized his love of film when he would spend his afternoons scouring the shelves of his local mom-and-pop video store for the works of Brian De Palma and George A. Romero. Steven currently teaches Film Studies at Bradley University in Peoria, IL and co-hosts the podcast Summer Blockbuster!?! with In Review Online Editor-in-Chief Luke Gorham. Steven hopes to one day view a film that offers as transformative an experience as the Sylvester Stallone arm-wrestling opus Over the Top.

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Morris Yang
Staff Writer

Morris needs to get out of the house more often, because he has developed an unhealthy obsession with his MUBI subscription and a seemingly unending pile of screeners. He adores existential dread, and dreads the existence of the adorable.

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Molly Adams
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Paul Attard
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Joe Biglin
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Christopher Bourne
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Josh Brunsting
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Greg Cwik
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Sean Gilman
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Alec Lane
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Zach Lewis
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Wentao Ma
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Matt McCracken
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Ryo Miyauchi
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Joshua Minsoo Kim
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Evan Morgan
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Brendan Nagle
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Patrick Preziosi
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Sam Redfern
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Calum Reed
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Tanner Stechnij
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Ryan Swen
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Mike Thorn
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Nicholas Yap
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Past Contributors

Simon Abrams
Kent M. Beeson
Steve Carlson
Jordan Cronk
Andy Crump
A.A. Dowd
Veronika Ferdman
Dan Girmus
Jason Gubbels
Tina Hassannia
Odie Henderson
Drew Hunt
Chengzhi Jin
Thurston Kelp
Peter Labuza
Ty Landis
Guy Lodge
M.A. Lucan
Carson Lund
Charles Lyons-Burt
Calum Marsh
Jake Mulligan
Connor Murphy
John Oursler
Brendan Peterson
Elliot Rieth
Ranylt Richildis
Andrew Sanford
Andrew Schenker
Kathie Smith
Justin Stewart
Iris Xie

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