Sam Watermeier — Biography


If there was an AA-type program for film addicts, Sam Watermeier would have to be dragged, kicking and screaming, to the meetings. Sam has loved movies since he can remember. As a child, he lived at the magical, candy-colored multiplex, drooling over movies as if they were sacred writ.
In junior high, Sam discovered the film writing of Roger Ebert and Owen Gleiberman. The brilliant way they showed how films reflect the times inspired him to write about film. In high school, Sam became a film critic for the Carmel High School HiLite. After graduating, he sent his portfolio to NUVO Newsweekly just for kicks and giggles. He’s been interning there ever since, writing movie reviews and profiles of local filmmakers. Check out his work at He looks forward to yapping away on this site.

He is set to study Telecommunications at Ball State Fall 2010.
His top ten favorite films are: “The Matrix” (a movie and a film — the perfect blend of popcorn entertainment and provocative philosophy), “E.T.,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “The Godfather,” “GoodFellas,” “Fargo,” “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind,” “Collateral,” “Knife in the Water,” “Scream”.