I’m Brian Marks, a journalist and critic based in Los Angeles. I recently graduated from USC with a master’s in Specialized Arts Journalism.

In Praise of Cinema is a blog devoted to film and film culture (plus TV!). You’ll find reviews of a diverse set of new films, with an emphasis on art house fare. There will also be reviews and reappraisals of classic American films, influential foreign cinema, and forgotten gems.

If you want to get in touch with me, you can email at marks.brian356 AT gmail.com, or follow me on Twitter @BrianMarks356.

To find my work:

The Los Angeles Times


Annenberg Media


Indiana Daily Student