Robert Daniels has felt a passion for film since, as a child, his father first introduced him to John Ford’s movies. He received his BA and MA in English Literary Studies from DePaul University. There, he created 812filmreviews.com: a site that reviews a wide array of films, from independent to foreign language to blockbusters. 812filmreviews is a site that combines his worship of writing about film with gifs. His love of film critcism began when he watched Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 (from which his site’s name is derived from) and read Roger Ebert’s retrospective review. Robert has covered the Chicago Critics Film Festival, and is currently writing a script based upon the Aeneid. Living in Lincoln Park, Robert works as a Grant Writer collaborating with local Chicago artists. He also spends his summers as a Tour Guide at Wrigley Field.