About Me

Evan Crean in hat with dress clothesHello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA. Since 2009, I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for Starpulse.com. I have also contributed pieces to NewEnglandFilm.com and to The Independent, as a writer and editor. I maintain an active Letterboxd account too.

In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. The book is the first in a series of lighthearted self-help books for film fans, which distills advice from ’80s movies on how to tackle many of life’s challenges.

On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture.

This site, Reel Recon.com, is a one-stop shop where you can find links to all of my past and present work. Have any questions or comments after checking it out? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .

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  • August 8, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    Hello, Evan Crean.

    While at the Ptown Film Festival in June, I saw the astonishing documentary “Call Me Lucky” directed by Bobcat Goldthwaite. The film is about the legendary comic and activist Barry Crimmins, who was instrumental in establishing Boston’s early comedy club scene, and who has testified before Congress about the sexual exploitation of children.

    The film just opened this weekend in several cities around the country, but Boston was not among them. The award-wining movie is not currently booked to play in the Boston area, which is baffling to me.

    I would like to ask you in joining my efforts to lobby four theatres in particular where “Call Me Lucky” could find a temporary home: the Kendall Theatre in Cambridge, the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, and the Somerville Theatre in David Square. I have personally written to each of these theatres asking them to book “Call Me Lucky,” but I am only one cinephile and documentary-lover among many. Having you and other Boston film critics raise your voices in avocacy, the film will stand a better chance of being shown here in our area.

    Would you be willing to send an email or letter to these theatres, advocating that they book this remarkable documentary? Given that much of the film centers around the comedy club scene in Boston, I believe the movie will have a strong appeal to audiences here, and goddammit, the movie deserves to be SEEN by many people!

    Please join me in sending a statement to the theatres mentioned above. You can point them to these websites for more information:



    Thanks much for your time and consideration, and for advocating for this very special film.

    Best regards,

    Matthew Murphy
    Cell 617-291-3670
    Email: cdmmurphy@yahoo.com


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