Cribbster, a movie blog, is run by a writer in Atlanta. He moved there after quitting his first pro journalism job in 2008 at a South Carolina daily newspaper, when the newspaper industry began to make him feel like one of those overworked, sweaty dudes shoveling coal into the Titanic.
He grew up in Maryland and the suburbs of Washington before graduating from the University of Maryland with a bachelor’s in English Language and Literature in 2005. He took several film classes at Maryland, most of which were run by a crazed baby boomer who made him watch John Boorman’s films over and over as if the key to cinema was inside them.
He has written about movies for publications along the East Coast. He even once tore Tom Shales a raw one in the Letters to the Editor section of The Washington Post for crapping on John C. Reilly, Jack Black and Will Ferrell at the Oscars in 2007. He called Sally Quinn a pompous idiot too, and immediately regretted it.
He will likely never work at The Washington Post.
Also — and it must be said — the views on Cribbster by no means represent the views of said writer’s various employers. Which is fine. Because it would be kind of strange if he worked for companies with an official position on whether watching “The Wizard” as an adult is an inexcusable act of infantilism. (It is.)