Co-Host, Filmspotting • Film Critic, Think Christian
2024 Speaker

Josh Larsen is the co-host of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, author of Movies Are Prayers and Fear Not! A Christian Appreciation of Horror, as well as editor/producer for Think Christian, a website and podcast exploring faith and pop culture. He’s been writing and speaking about movies professionally since 1994.

Larsen’s career began in the newspaper business, where he started out as a beat reporter for a weekly community newspaper and went on to become a film critic for the Chicago-based Sun-Times Media for more than 10 years. In 2011, he joined the Christian media landscape as editor of Think Christian, and in 2012 he joined the long-running weekly podcast Filmspotting, aired on WBEZ in Chicago.

A veteran of the Sundance, Toronto and Chicago International film festivals, Larsen has given talks on film at various colleges and conferences. Since 2017, he has led “Ebert Interruptus,” a tradition established by film critic Roger Ebert, which analyzes a single film scene by scene over several days at the Conference on World Affairs.

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