Christopher Reed M.F.A.

Professor & Department Chair
Film & Moving Image | School of Design, Arts, and Communication


  • M.F.A., Graduate Film Program; Tisch School of the Arts / New York University
  • M.A., Russian and East European Studies; Yale University
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Harvard University

Professional Experience

Christopher Llewellyn Reed is a filmmaker, film critic and Chair of the Film & Moving Image Department at Stevenson University. He holds a B.A. from Harvard University, in Slavic Languages and Literatures (concentration in Russian), an M.A from Yale University, in Russian and East European Studies (concentration in Russian Film), and an M.F.A. from the Graduate Film Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

A member of both the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), with full Rotten Tomatoes accreditation, Professor Reed is lead film critic at Hammer to Nail and the editor of Film Festival Today. He is also a voting member of the Black Reel Awards. In addition, he is the author of Film Editing: Theory and Practice. He tweets @chrisreedfilm.


  • Film history
  • Contemporary cinema
  • Film criticism.


Film Editing: Theory and Practice (Mercury Learning and Information, 2011)


Courses include:

  • Basic Screenwriting
  • Business of Filmmaking
  • Cinema I: Storytelling
  • Film & Moving Image History
  • Film Aesthetics
  • History of Film Festivals
  • People of Color in Hollywood
  • Senior Project: Pre-Production
  • Senior Project: Production


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Learn More

Visit blog (, where regular links to published film reviews and other activities appear.

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