“Film was always a shared thing within my family. I still credit my parents for much of what I look for in a film today. As a critic, I want to be able to recreate that feeling for others, the sensation that you’re now being let in on something entirely special, a wholly unique emotional vessel.”Patrick, on why he loves cinema
Patrick is a graduate of Literature (BA) from the State University of New York at Purchase. Based in Brooklyn, New York City, he began pursuing film criticism after a foray into music criticism.
Fascinated by the formal aspects of film and genre, and the different ways in which emotion can be conveyed, Patrick’s film tastes vary from the highbrow to the pulpiest.
Patrick has written about film, music, and literature for a number of publications including Little White Lies, Metrograph Edition, Photogénie, America Magazine, The Quietus, Screen Slate, Commonweal Magazine, Ultra Dogme, The Purchase Phoenix, and The Irish Film Critic.
In 2018, he was part of the “Young Critics Workshop” at Film Fest Gent, writing under the mentorship of film writer Nick Pinkerton (Film Comment, Sight & Sound, ArtForum).
Patrick has lectured as part of “The Humanities Symposium” at SUNY Purchase, worked alongside the Media and Literature Learning Community, and has experience as a film programmer for Rooftop Films.