Russ remembers Star Wars as the first movie he ever saw at the age of four(Dad took him out for popcorn during the scary parts). From an early age, his parents encouraged him to read the reviews of critics like Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert to help decide what movie the family would see for the weekend. It's only natural that Russ would grow up a self-proclaimed media junkie and eventually end up reviewing films. Russ' favorites include the sweeping blockbusters of the last 25 years (Indiana Jones, Star Wars), and he also enjoys looking for modern parables and Christian themes within movies. In addition to writing film reviews, Russ is managing editor of Christian Music Today, ChristianityToday.com's online music magazine.