Joe Allen

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Elmira, NY
University Of Rochester, Syracuse University
Movies, TV, Celebrities
  • Joe Allen is a freelance writer with Xoop specializing in film and TV coverage.
  • In the past, Joe's work has been featured in The Washington Post, Crooked Marquee, The Charleston Post & Courier, and Women and Hollywood.
  • Joe's passion for pop culture started with a love of Lost, and has expanded to include interests in everything from massive tentpoles like the MCU to small, foreign films made 80 years ago.


Joe Allen is a freelance writer focusing primarily on movies and TV. He has written for outlets including The Washington Post, The Charleston Post & Courier, and Crooked Marquee. Over the course of his career, he's written thoughtful trend pieces and critiques on everything from Jordan Peele's Us to Beauty and the Beast's Gaston.


Joe has a bachelor's degree in film and media studies from the University of Rochester, and a master's degree in arts journalism from Syraucse University.
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