I'm a St. Louis-based freelance writer best known for film, television, and pop culture analysis/reviews. 

I currently write and edit for Black Girl Nerds, WatchMojo, and The Take.



Top 10 TV Shows About Serial Killers

Just like the rest of you, we're obsessed with TV shows about serial killers. For this list, we’ll be looking at television series that focus heavily on serial killers both real and fictional. However, we won’t be including any docuseries. Warning: there are mild spoilers ahead! Our countdown includes "Hannibal" (2013-15), "Sharp Objects" (2018), "Criminal Minds" (2005-20), and more! What do you think is the most interesting program about this type of criminal? Let us know in the comments.

Female Horror Directors You Need to Know

As we’ve seen with cult horror flicks like Karyn Kusama’s Jennifer’s Body, and Ana Lily Amirpour’s A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, female filmmakers bring a much-needed female perspective to the horror genre, exploring social issues like body image, female sexuality, and motherhood. Horror fans are familiar with names like Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou), Mary Harron (American Psycho), Jennifer Kent (The Babadook), Mary Lambert (Pet Sematary), Kathryn Bigelow (Near Dark), and the Soska Sisters (Ame

SXSW 2022 Review: ‘Shining Girls’ Is a Mind-Bending Thriller That Will Have You Hooked

AppleTV+ expands its growing list of original content with Shining Girls, an eight-episode series based on Lauren Beukes’ 2013 novel The Shining Girls. Showrunner Silka Luisa (Strange Angel) brings Beukes’ time-traveling crime thriller to life on screen with the talents of Michelle MacLaren (Breaking Bad), Daina Reid (The Handmaid’s Tale), and Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), who all three direct episodes and executive produce the enthralling series. In 1986, Kirby Mazrachi (Moss) survived

Underrated Female-Centric Horror Films to Watch for Women's History Month

Horror is the perfect genre for stories of girlhood, motherhood, and all the inherently bloody business of being a woman. Celebrate this month with the classics like Carrie and Rosemary’s Baby, along with modern feminist favorites like Jennifer’s Body, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and The Witch. But be sure to also add these criminally underrated gems to your watch list. When I think “female-led horror film,” Starry Eyes is what immediately comes to mind. Sarah Walker (Alexandra Essoe) is

Review: Lily James and Sebastian Stan Take Us on a Wild Ride in Hulu’s ‘Pam & Tommy’

While we’re apologizing to the women who’ve been torn apart in the media for years — Britney Spears, Megan Fox, Janet Jackson, Marcia Clark — let’s add Pamela Anderson to the list. Though there have been documentaries, articles, and books written about her life, Hulu’s Pam & Tommy shines an even brighter light on the cruelty and rampant misogyny she endured. Written by co-showrunners Rob Siegel (The Wrestler) and DV DeVincentis (The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story) and directed by

How Netflix's Midnight Mass Tackles Modern Religion

"Midnight Mass" was another incredible horror series from Mike Flanagan, and not just because it absolutely terrified us. Today we’re discussing How Netflix’s “Midnight Mass” Tackles Cultism and Fanaticism in Modern Religion. Spoilers for the series lie ahead as for this essay, we'll be diving head-first into what made the show so engaging. What did you think of the show? Let us know in the comments.

Sundance 2022 Review: The Stylish, Unsettling Horror of ‘Fresh’ Will Leave You Hungry for More Mimi Cave

Mimi Cave makes her feature directorial debut with Fresh, a horror-comedy about the funny, frustrating, and frightening realities of modern dating. Written by Lauryn Kahn (Ibiza), this allegorical tale subverts the stereotypical on-screen romance and takes us to an unsettlingly realistic, dark place. Fresh follows Noa (Daisy Edgar-Jones), a woman exhausted by the whole dating experience. Like many contemporary young adults, she spends time swiping left and ignoring cringey messages from strange

The "Quirky Black Character" - How Black Creators Challenge Stereotypes

The Quirky Black Character dares to be dorky, imperfect, and most of all, themselves. Their nerdy obsessions and screwball antics are deliberate rejections of the one-dimensional, often offensive Black caricatures that long dominated film and TV. But the history of the Quirky Black Character’s rise is one of having to constantly fend off criticisms of whether or not they’re perceived by audiences as “Black enough.”