Co-Host, Filmspotting • Film Critic, Think Christian
2017 Speaker • 2018 Speaker • 2019 Speaker • 2021 Speaker

Chicago, Illinois

Josh Larsen is the cohost of the radio show and podcast Filmspotting, author of Movies Are Prayers and editor/producer/podcast host at Think Christian, a website exploring faith and pop culture. He has been writing and speaking about movies professionally for more than 25 years. 

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

A veteran of the Sundance, Toronto and Chicago international film festivals, he has spoken on film at various colleges and conferences. He has led “Ebert Interruptus" at the Conference on World Affairs since 2017. 

Larsen lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two daughters.