Welcome to TV Spyglass, my collection of reviews and news articles about the latest in TV and film. If you enjoy my posts, please follow me on Twitter @PCuad24. This site functions primarily as an archive of my work, as I am an active writer for Blogcritics.org.
I graduated from the University of Virginia in 2010 with a B.A. in Art History. I began writing as a hobby back in 2013, covering local film screenings and book talks in Charlottesville, Virginia. I taught myself DSLR photography and Adobe Premiere Pro and I started sending interview requests to event organizers. My older brother (an accountant by trade) chipped in as my photographer and partner in my adventures as we emerged at events on the national and international scene (Canada) two years later.
I finished 2015 on a high note at the Whistler Film Festival, interviewing headliners Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland. The journalism beat ramped up for me in 2016. I broke new ground for Blogcritics Magazine as their D.C. correspondent, bringing back articles about Jeopardy! tapings, Awesome Con, the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, and even Jonathan Pryce at the Kennedy Center.
In 2017, I expanded my beat internationally to my favorite travel destination: London. I reviewed a David Tennant play in the West End. Returning stateside, I reached new heights as a panel moderator at Awesome Con, leading the discussion with veteran voice actors Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat. I closed out the year with the Library of Congress once again, watching Christopher Nolan discuss Dunkirk and standing at the interview line to meet amazing crooner Tony Bennett.
This year started off well with an article about the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the eminent institution everyone is eager to visit. I don’t want to lay out all my cards, but I’ll leave you with a teaser for 2018: I’ll be back in London in the fall to review plays starring the most famous Shakespearean actors of today.
Every year, I aim for bigger and better things, but I’ll never forget my humble beginnings. That’s why I periodically scour social media for new talent and pitch interview ideas to those individuals. I also volunteer my time at UVA Alumni Panels, giving college/career advice to high school students and their parents. I acknowledge wholeheartedly that I made it to where I am today because someone ahead of me recognized that I deserved a chance.
I love writing and sharing my love of the arts with readers! I hope someday I can transition into a full-time career as a journalist with a large news outlet in the U.S. or in the U.K.