Christopher K. Brooks is the author of more than 20 essays and book chapters, covering subjects from Samuel Johnson’s travels to the theory of doubles in the Terminator films. His later career saw him move into criticism and theory, culminating in his publication of Beyond Postmodern: Onto the Postcontemporary in 2014 and Critical Method and Contemporary Film in 2019. His interest in film stems from his teaching of film classes at various times in his career, when he saw significant changes in the perspective and values of his film students, especially after 9/11. These changing perspectives inspired him to conduct research on film evaluation. Semi-retired now, Brooks teaches composition classes at Butler County Community College in Andover, Kansas, to keep in touch with the young minds for whom movies are generally made.