Jeff York


Jeff York has been writing film criticism online since 2011. He has been the film critic for Creative Screenwriting magazine since 2017 and his movie blog The Establishing Shot is now read in 27 countries. He also wrote film criticism for the Examiner online for five years until that site shuttered in 2016 and hosted the weekly movie podcast “Page 2 Screen” from 2015-2018. Jeff is a Tomatometer-approved critic at He hails from the world of Chicago advertising and journalism and is also an illustrator whose work has appeared in hundreds of periodicals including the Chicago Tribune, AutomobilePlayboy and W magazine. Jeff’s illustrations have graced five books and his original caricatures hang in the home of Spike Lee, Bryan Cranston, Antonio Banderas, and many other celebrities. Jeff is also an optioned screenwriter whose scripts have been considered for production by such notable filmmakers as Steven Spielberg and James Mangold. He was an original charter member of the Chicago Indie Critics and has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1990.