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The Film Journal is a Central Ohio-based, independently produced, online film publication, which seeks to contribute to the community of serious-minded film websites by being a forum for eclectic film criticism, study and discussion. The Film Journal seeks to highlight local film events, as well as feature international film writing.

Launched in March 2002, The Film Journal stresses the importance of an ongoing dialogue on both contemporary and classic cinema.

The Film Journal is published quarterly. It is indexed in the Movie Review Query Engine.

Below are our the bios of our regular staff members. Click here to view a list of our contributors.


Staff Bios

Richard A. Curnutte, Jr.
Editor / Critic

Rick has studied English and Film at The Ohio University and Ohio State University. He has written for Countingdown.com and Cinemayhem.com, as well as maintaining the previous incarnation of this website, MediaJunky.com, which was a well-intended but misguided attempt to be all things to all people. He is a featured critic at RottenTomatoes.com, and he is also a member of the Nominating Committee of the Bubaker Awards, as well as a founding member of the Central Ohio Film Critics Association (COFCA). He is also a member of the Online Film Critics Society. He also writes a regular column for Columbus Cityscene magazine. You can view his personal page here. His blog his located here.


Daidria A. Curnutte
Assistant Editor /Critic

Daidria Curnutte is an artist and writer. She has studied at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Cincinnati Art Academy. She is currently pursuing a degree in Art Therapy at Capital University, in Columbus, Ohio