This is Mike, he looks like George RR Martin in this picture

This is Mike, he looks like George RR Martin in this picture

What is YPA?

“You’ll Probably Agree” in a nutshell is a website featuring videos, podcast and written reviews for films that are recent released, classics or just plain essays about film. Primarily it started and continues as a YouTube Channel. YPA began kind of as a joke. One day I said “I should make a YouTube show where we talk about movies while sitting with other critics and Chicago based comics in a bar.” So I grabbed some of my improv friends from Second City Chicago and filmed in a local pub.This little joke has stretched onto a five year endeavor where I now aim to get press credentials one day so I can my reviews out to the audience as soon as possible.

I was not always a wannabe critic. I started making videos when I was 13 years old on both VHS formats (I’m old) and 16mm Bolex film. After winning some awards I decided to blow my money on film school. When in film school I worked on independent movies, documentaries, feature films, big budget features and my own projects. I worked in every department from being the loud mean AD to breaking my back lifting lights around and being a Director of Photography. I even lived in L.A. working Raleigh Studios as a writer across the street from Paramount Pictures.

My world changed when I worked on Ebert Presents: At The Movies. My pre conceived notions of critics being snobs was shockingly changed when all of a sudden I thought “what if I became a critic?” Well here I am now.