Father Blake has been a familiar name to America's readers for over 30 years. From 1971 to 1985 he published over 50 articles in America in addition to book reviews and editorials. In 1975 he became America's regular film reviewer. He also served as managing editor and executive editor of America and director of the Catholic Book Club. After teaching film studies at Georgetown and Le Moyne College, he became a professor of fine arts and co-director of the Film Studies Program at Boston College. In September 2002, he also became chair of the Seminar on Jesuit Spirituality and editor of Jesuit Studies. He is author of Afterimage: The Indelible Catholic Imagination of Six American Filmmakers, Street Smart: The New York of Lumet, Allen, Scorsese and Lee and Woody Allen.