The Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Dustin Putman

Dustin Putman is a film critic from the Washington, DC area. An alumnus of American University, Dustin majored in Visual Media & Literature. At about the age of 8 or 9, he began rating movies, just for the fun of it. In his teens, Dustin began to write actual reviews for every movie he would see. This hobby became his passion and his life as an internet film critic took off.

Soon after, Dustin was accepted by the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) as a charter member and, in 2001, was born. In the years since, Dustin has gained quite a modest readership and was invited to join the Washington Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA). In September 2009, went through a much-needed metamorphosis and was retitled (although readers can still find the site at either address).

In the fall of 2013, Dustin published "The Fright File: 150 Films to See Before Halloween," now available on and Amazon Kindle.

As of early 2014, Dustin has published nearly 2,600 full length reviews and has been quoted in print advertising, magazine articles, on DVD covers, and in television commercials.


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