Welk_BrianBrian Welk is a film critic, writer, editor and journalist currently based in Los Angeles. Brian served as the News Editor and Film Editor for the pop culture website PopOptiq (formerly Sound on Sight). Originally from the Chicagoland area, Brian got his BA in Journalism from Indiana University, where he was the Co-Editor of the weekly pop culture publication the Indiana Daily Student WEEKEND. He moved to Los Angeles to get his Masters of Arts degree in Specialized Journalism The Arts from the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism. Brian has written reviews, features and interviews for Consequence of Sound, Redeye, Metromix Chicago, Reel Chicago, The Artifice, Moviepilot, Ampersand, SVELTO Mag and USC Annenberg Media. He is also the co-host of the film news podcast hosted on CutPrintFilm called The News Reel and he maintains his own personal website called The Sanity Clause at brianwelk.com.

Browse my full online portfolio using the links below, follow me on Twitter, and be sure to explore additional reviews and writing samples on The Sanity Clause.


Published Reviews

Features and Think Pieces

Reported Features and Interviews



The News Reel Podcast

News Writing


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