Author: James Kendrick

James Kendrick is an assistant professor in the Film and Digital Media Division of the Department of Communication Studies at Baylor University, where he teaches classes on film theory/aesthetics, the history of motion pictures, the history of radio and television, and media and society. He earned a Ph.D. in Communication and Culture from Indiana University, Bloomington, and also holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Journalism, both from Baylor University. His primary research interests are post-Classical Hollywood film history, violence in the media, cult and horror films, media censorship and regulation, and cinema and new technologies. He has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles in The Velvet Light Trap, the Journal of Film and Video, and the Journal of Popular Film and Television, as well as presented papers at several conferences. In addition to his academic work, he is also the film and DVD critic for the web site (where he has written over 1,600 feature-length reviews). He is a member of the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, the University Film and Video Association, and the Online Film Critics Society. He lives in Waco, TX, with his wife, Cassie, who is a doctoral student in Baylor's Psy.D. program, and their two beautiful "children," Ripley and Red.