Georgia is a film critic by day, and K-Pop journalist by night. Hailing from the UK’s fictional region – the Midlands – she has recently graduated from the University of Salford with a degree in Media and Performance, and hopes to one day become a documentary filmmaker or journalist. You can often find her crying over Nayeon from TWICE or Short Term 12.
Short Term 12 (2013), The House of Us (2019) Pushing Daisies (2007-2009)
Ell (She/Her) is an aspiring filmmaker who loves Greta Gerwig too much. She currently lives in Vienna, where she recently finished a college for Multimedia Art and Animation. You’ll find her talking about Professor Marston and the WonderWomen (2017) dir. Angela Robinson on twitter.
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Georgia Carroll (She/Her) is a broadcast journalism student from Manchester. She loves all things sci-fi and 80s, but will not watch a horror movie even if you pay her. Outside of film and TV Georgia loves music and radio, so she is a sucker for a good soundtrack (anything synth is an instant bonus).
Michaela is a Welsh/Scottish freelancer who loves the horror genre and still thinks they’d make a great Final Girl despite their inability to run for more than a minute. Can be found wearing horribly patterned dad shirts while raving about drag queens.
Get Out (2017), Cabin in the Woods (2011), Fleabag (2016-2019)
Fedor is a Yugoslav-born Wales-raised film critic and freelance editor. He is currently studying a Masters in Curating at University of West England, working on a placement with Encounters Film Festival in Bristol. He writes plenty about Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav films. If you haven’t guessed it by now, he’s a Yugonostalgic.
TV/FILM REC: Innocence Unprotected (1968), Walter Defends Sarajevo (1972), When Father Was Away on Business (1985), Marble Ass (1995), Karaula (2006), Take Me Somewhere Nice (2019)
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Ever since his dad showed him Back to the Future as a child, James has been obsessed with film. Whilst his taste may differ to his dad’s love of Armageddon and Con Air, James has found a varied taste of film that focuses around Classics as well as a love for film history itself.
The General (1926), The Twilight Zone (1959-1964)
Jenni Holtz is a film critic and illustrator living in Chicago. They are passionate about the representation of women, people of color, and trans folks on-screen. They love horror especially when it involves badass women and the right amount of comedy. When they’re not watching movies, they can be found reading true crime novels in the nearest coffee shop.
Raw (2016), Mindhunter (2017-2019)
Dana is an aspiring film/tv critic living out of Washington State. For their entire life, they’ve kept their eyes glued to their television screen, watching cartoons, dramas (that they were frankly too young to watch nor understand), really any VHS they had lying around. They hope to graduate from being a barely tolerable and not well-educated writer to a passable, somewhat competent writer.
TV/FILM REC: FILM/TV REC:
Rectify (2013-2016); The Leftovers (2014-2017)
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Ren is yet to submit a bio.
Sophie Butcher (She/Her) is a writer living in the North East of England. Not fussy when it comes to genre, she’s most passionate about seeing more queer and (truly) body positive stories shared on screen. She’s a big fan of golden hour cinematography, great movie kisses and anything with Keanu Reeves.
Succession (2018-19); Fish Tank (2009) ; RAW (2017)
Thalia is a film writer and lover of all storytelling. She loves coming of age stories and direct-to-video Scooby-Doo movies. Besides watching movies and procrastinating writing, Thalia also enjoys watching video essays on Youtube, casting spells, and making lists.
The Nice Guys (2016), Gravity Falls (2012-2016)
Beca is a recent college graduate from North Carolina with a passion for film history and film criticism, particularly in regards to animation and LGBT films. She loves to find “hidden gems” and spends a lot of time looking through thrift stores or digging through online lists and databases for interesting titles. Sometimes this doesn’t always work out in her favor.
Heavenly Creatures (1994), The House of Yes (1997), Barry (2018 -), United States of Tara (2009-2011)
Katarina is a film writer and programmer currently living in Brooklyn. She focuses mainly on applying an intersectional feminist lens to foreign, independent, and classic cinema. She is happiest when attending film festivals.
TV/FILM REC: FILM/TV REC:
Tomboy (2011) American Honey (2016) Skate Kitchen (2018)
George Forster is a UK Screenwriting student with a love of Political Drama, though he wishes it would stick to the screens! He also works as Head of Online Content for Bedtime Stories, a UK based mystery/true-crime YouTube Channel.
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019), James Acaster, Repertoire (2018)
Sam is yet to provide a bio.
Caroline is an aspiring film writer from France. She loves all things music and cinema and her passion for film-making is ever growing. Apart from movies, she enjoys playing the guitar and is trying to make time to read more books.
Arrival (2016) ; Interstellar (2014) ; Moulin Rouge (2001)
Hannah Holway is a recent Film graduate and film writer living in London. Her favourite films include American Beauty and Thelma and Louise, but she also loves Jordan Peele, Black Mirror and a good psychological thriller. If she’s not watching films or writing about them, she’ll probably be reading and/or drinking tea.
Hustlers (2019), Parasite (2019), Russian Doll (2019)
Fiona is a 2nd year Film & TV student at The University of York. She is an aspiring filmmaker who is always on the lookout for inclusive films as, let’s face it, they’re still pretty far and few between. Film pretty much consumes her interests. Controversially, she’s a fan of Amy Schumer and her dog is named after Bella from Twilight.
Broad City (2014-2019), Big Little Lies (2017 -), Blackbird (2019)
Kaleigh is a recent LA transplant after graduating from Indiana University with degrees in theatre and journalism. She’s thrilled to suddenly have a lot more access to filmmaker Q&A’s and to dramatically increase her chance of seeing Timothée Chalamet in person (although she can’t possibly imagine what she’d do if this happened). She loves indie coming-of-age stories and smart, feminist films, but she’s also seen way too many horror movies for her own good.
Pen15 (2019), Killing Eve (2018 -), The Tale (2018), Veronica (2017)
Paige Kiser is a culture writer, production artist, and cat lady from the Midwest of the U.S. with a degree in Mass Media. She loves Paul Thomas Anderson films, all things sci-fi, and passionately supporting women and underrepresented voices in media.
Mandy (2018), Hannibal (2014-2015)
Antonia Le is an aspiring writer from San Diego, California. She is passionate about stories as a form of escapism, which means she’ll watch anything as long as it’s fun (even if it isn’t very good). When she’s not watching TV, she’s probably watching some sort of web series.
Knives Out (2019), Good Omens (2019)
Charlotte is a hard of hearing and visually impaired student based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Considering herself a subtitles enthusiast, Charlotte writes about accessibility and disability representation within the film industry. Blind jokes, shouting about bad subtitles, and tandem cycling are just a few of Charlotte’s favourite pastimes.
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017), Sharp Objects (2018), Big Little Lies (2017)
Matt is a writer from the North-East of England with a passion for storytelling, and he’s a sucker for futuristic visuals and a tragic backstory. His dissertation looked at the role of the ‘other’ in stage and screen adaptations of Alan Bennett’s work, and you’ll probably find him neck deep in Netflix at any given moment.
Green Room (2015)/ I, Daniel Blake (2016) / The History Boys (2006) / The Good Place (2016-present) / Parks and Recreation (2009-2015)
Em (She/Her) is a lover of stories that are ‘full of heart.’ She lives in oversized jumpers and always has a cup of tea nearby. Em enjoys studying films that make her feel all the feelings. Her special talent is being able to recite Bo Burnham’s comedy specials word-for-word.
And Then We Danced (2019), Eighth Grade (2018), Man On The Moon (1999)
Lee is an aspiring film critic with a passion for work that brings philosophy to the screen. He loves horror and drama with a darkly existential twist, though has passion for any genres as long as there’s truth on the screen. He’s keen to explore fresh takes on LGBTQ+ and international film, and when he’s not watching or writing he’s hoping to brush up on years of neglected reading.
Her Smell (2019), Daphne (2017), Better Call Saul (2015 -)
Hayley Paskevich (She/Her) is an avid moviegoer and lover of the written word. It comes as no surprise then that she graduated university with an English degree, minoring in Film Studies. Hailing from the Canadian west, Hayley enjoys sharing her passion for the things that move her with anyone who will listen – especially when they involve well-written stories and complex female characters! When she’s not writing (or watching films!), you can probably find her drinking tea while reading a good book, bingewatching whatever show she’s currently into, or listening to the soundtrack of her favourite musical, Six.
Jacinda’s love for film started with her love of books when she was a little girl, and her passion for writing took her into film criticism. Her favorite genre of film is horror, more specifically comedy-horror, ever since she watched Shaun of the Dead (2004) with her dad at the age of 11. She’s a caffeine buff, with a daily itch for coffee, tea, and sweets that she must scratch.
Scream (1996); Fleabag (2016-2019)
RaeAnn is an aspiring screenwriter/film critic, hoping to create queer films of her own. She is passionate about representation and film history, which leads her to always be looking for new voices entering the industry (especially those from queer women). When she is not watching movies, however, she can be found writing everything from essays to poetry, painting, thrifting, reading, or creating an egregious number of playlists.
TV/FILM REC: FILM/TV REC:
Tomboy (2012), La Jetée (1962), Mindhunter (2017-2019)
Janet is a media studies graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. She is an aspiring audiovisual archivist, film critic and historian specializing in LGBT and women’s stories. She also loves dogs, video games, and Lily Tomlin’s comedy albums.
Stage Door (1937), Dodsworth (1936), Gentleman Jack (2019)
Lana is yet to provide a bio
Derek is a film production student based in Toronto, Canada. He also has a BA in English and Anthropology. He’s currently a staff writer for Flip Screen and Film Inquiry, and has also written for Much Ado About Cinema and The Argosy. He’s interested in intergenerational relationships and horror films.
The Witch (2015), Bojack Horseman (2014-2020)
Megan is a film and media production student currently living in Chicago with an emphasis on screenwriting and analysis of media. She enjoys geeking out over Star Wars, mythology, and science fiction/fantasy. You can also find her advocating for mental health and disability awareness, reform, and greater levels of representation in media.
The Expanse (2015-2019), 3% (2016-2019)
Zach is yet to provide a bio.
Thomas is a filmmaker and writer from Yorkshire. He studied at the LSE, where he spent most of his time discussing film and music in the pages of the uni paper. He has passions for surrealism, social realism, and science fiction, and has a (very large) soft spot for Star Wars.
The Passenger (1975), In Fabric (2018), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Gavin is an aspiring screenwriter and critic based in the fine city of Norwich. With his deep love for science-fiction, Gavin is usually drawn to stories that explore existential issues and the human condition but also can’t resist a schlocky 70’s horror feature. Aside from film and television Gavin also has a passion for video games, music and a perfect cup of tea.
Looper (2012); BoJack Horseman (2014-2020)
Josh is a student and writer currently using studying pharmacology at The University of Manchester as an excuse to co-edit its newspaper’s film section. His current obsessions include, but are not limited to, Wes Anderson films, ‘80s/’90s action thrillers and any film featuring Ryan Gosling. When he’s not writing he can be found in his living room at 2AM watching pretty much anything to expand his Letterboxd profile.
Blue Valentine (2010)/The Boys (2019-)
Sharmane (she/they) is a film journalist based in Singapore. She’s currently assistant editor for Much Ado About Cinema, and has written for publications like Girls on Tops, Into the Fold, and Screen Queens. She’s interested in queer and lesbian studies. When they’re not writing, they’re most definitely crying over Gentleman Jack.
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook, 2016), Gentleman Jack (Sally Wainwright, 2019)
Joel is an independent curator from Merseyside and based in London. He is a graduate from the NFTS, and loves melodrama, documentary, and anything digital and creepy. Can often be found retelling Alexei Sayle jokes.
Dusty Stacks Of Mom: The Poster Project (2012), The Attendant (1993), Privilege (1967)
Keli Williams is a freelance writer based in Liverpool. She loves all things cinema and Paul Thomas Anderson, and spends most of her time thinking about the Tiny Dancer scene in her favourite film Almost Famous (2000). She also has a heart for 70s-based films with rock n’ roll soundtracks, and can be found watching them all day.
Almost Famous (2000), Suspiria (2018), The Virgin Suicides (1999), New Girl (2011-2018)
Kevin is a writer and aspiring film critic from Devon. He studied Creative Writing at Falmouth University and loves all forms of storytelling. He’s always had an interest in films, but his interest really took off after watching Drive (2011). He is also passionate about reading, gaming and nature.
Twin Peaks (1990), Lost in Translation (2003), Blade Runner 2049 (2017), Burning (2018), Alien (1979)