James Kendrick

The QNetwork

Waco, TX, United States

James Kendrick is the film critic for The QNetwork (qnetwork.com), where he has been writing feature-length reviews of both new theatrical and home video releases since 1999. He is also an associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Film & Digital Media at Baylor University. He earned a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from Indiana University, Bloomington, and he is the author of three books: Darkness in the Bliss-Out: A Reconsideration of the Films of Steven Spielberg (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), Hollywood Bloodshed: Violence in 1980s American Cinema (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009) and Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre (Wallflower Press, 2009).

Favorite Films: Intolerance (D.W. Griffith, 1916), The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939), Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941), Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960), Au hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966), Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967), 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968), The Wild Bunch (Sam Peckinpah, 1969), The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972), Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994), A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Steven Spielberg, 2001)

Favorite Directors: Steven Spielberg, Stanley Kubrick, Jacques Tati, Sam Peckinpah, Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Ingmar Bergman, Werner Herzog, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, David Fincher, Akira Kurosawa, Jean-Luc Godard, Dario Argento

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