Mark Asch is a film critic based in Brooklyn, New York, and formerly film editor of The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine as well as a sessional lecturer in the English Department of Háskóli Íslands, the University of Iceland. The author of Close-Ups: New York Movies, he has written for Film Comment, Sight & Sound, Reverse Shot, the Criterion Collection's Current, Little White Lies, Inside Hook, Animus, and other fine publications.