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Alex Withrow – Alex Withrow is a magazine editor & filmmaker based in Richmond, Virginia. He has been the sole writer of And So it Begins since it went live in 2007. He appreciates, and is obsessed with, anything related to film. Whether it’s writing about them, watching them, or making them, he is a cinephile dedicated to the moving picture. You can read more of Alex’s whriting on film at his website and follow him on Twitter @shiftingPersona
Amy Wong – Amy is the founder of online pop culture magazine Yam Mag.
Top 10 actors who should quit music
Andrew Edward Davies – Andrew writes about film at his site Davies In The Dark, a blog dedicated to the discussion of films and pop culture.
Top 10 Superhero Films
Anna (aka MovieNut14) – Anna is the author of blog Defiant Success.
Top 10 Best Picture Winners
Anthony Nield – Anthony has been writing about film for the best part of a decade. During that time he has contributed prolifically for the Digital Fix – since the days it went by the name of DVD Times – but look around the web or in the occasional magazine, and you’ll find examples of his writing there too. His particular interest is in films that have fallen by the wayside with a particular emphasis on British cinema, the avant-garde and non-fiction.
Anthony also has a new monthly column at The Quietus.
You can follow Anthony (@antnield) on Twitter here
Blandine Etienne – Blandine Etienne calls herself a “knitter, learner, reader, writer, observer, eater”. She’s based on Brooklyn, New York and tweets about films from her Twitter page which can be found here.
Top 10 Quirky Films
Chris Kavan – Chris Kavan is the Community Manager of FilmCrave.com.
Top 10 films to put you off vacations
Chris Wharfe – Chris hasn’t seen much of the world. What little he has seen frightened him a fair bit – he started life by almost drowning in a lake – and what better place to hide from the troubles of mankind than in the dusty aisles of the local cinema?
It was from there that Chris’ blog, Cryteria (cryteriaonline.com) was born, and it’s grown [very] slowly since then. Chris spends most of his time staring at some screen or another; be it a fifteen foot multiplex or a fifteen inch laptop, he’s usually either watching films or writing about them. He decided writing was his career of choice after realising he couldn’t really do much else, though he has been attempting to play the drums for about five years now – but suffice to say even the Cadbury gorilla shows him up.
Of all the films Chris has seen over his short time on this earth (and there aren’t many), he often cites Blade Runner as one of his favourites. This is complete nonsense, as he’s only seen it twice, and didn’t really enjoy it the first time. His number one film of all time is completely predictable, particularly for a guy with glasses – yep, it’s Star Wars. The original, that is; the one that later became A New Hope. Other actual favourites include every Batman film (except the terrible ones) and anything he’s seen by Tarantino (which, as with most classic films, is a disappointingly small amount).
Chris became embroiled in the world of film journalism after a few people started noticing his blog, and he applied to write for a few others. Consequently, he’s now struggling to write for around seven different websites while simultaneously undertaking a BA in Journalism at City University London. Suffice to say any free time he has is usually spent inebriated and wondering why he doesn’t have more of it.
Before a career in writing, Chris’ initial dream was to be a big-time Hollywood film director. While this now seems slightly unlikely, he hopes to at least one day produce a few short films or documentaries on current pressing issues – such as the possibility of Star Wars being real and whether or not a flux capacitor really would cause time travel at 88mph.
Claire Packer – Ask Claire what her favourite film franchise is and you get the unequivocal answer: Lord of the Rings! Claire works at Warners Group Publications in the editorial department writing features, maintaining websites and doing a “hella lotta subbing”. She started working at Warners after finishing the postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism at Cardiff University.
As well as writing and designing, she loves going to the cinema, seeing live music, travelling and driving. She has just got back in to horse riding after a break of about four years and is really enjoying it. “There’s so much to remember, though,” she says, “I don’t know how I got so good when I was 11!”
You can find more of Claire’s writing at her blog Cinematic Delights
David Lloyd-Smart – As a long time fan of Japanese animation, David’s knowledge of the genre was perfect for a top 10 list of the very best films from the magical lands of anime.
David Zou – David hails from China and is a long-time fan of Chinese-language cinema. You can find out more about his passion at his website Taste Of Cinema.
David Zou’s articles:
Top 10 Chinese-language films that should be in the Criterior Collection
Donald Wolf – Donald Wolf writes a weekly film review column for Choose.net’s DVD rental website.
Ellen Daniels – Ellen is editor of The Storyboard, as well as a contributor to Movieboozer and Chaoshour. She could happily watch almost any movie, whether action, comedy or documentary, but has a particular love of science fiction. Her ideal three dinner guests would be: Mr Spock, Abraham Lincoln and Tony Stark. You can follow her on twitter @the_storyboard_
Ellen Daniels’ articles:
Review: Man of Steel
Emilio Santoni – Emilio has been a movie buff for as long as he can remember and holds a Masters Degree in Cinema Studies from the University of Amsterdam. Critical and eclectic in taste, he has been described to “love film but hate all movies”. For daily suggestions on what to watch, check out his Just Good Movies Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/goodmoviesuggestions
Eva Dalila Rojano – Eva is a talented professional that has many strings to her bow, this includes but is not limited to: professional graphic design, working as a university lecturer and creative illustration (several books have been published).
Eva is also for hire as a freelancer who writes books, designs bespoke artwork or to provide design consultation for promotional material for your business that can be tailored to your needs. Her clients reign from all over the globe ranging from her native Mexico, through to the United States and the United Kingdom.
George Litman – George is the creator of movie and pop culture blog The Great White Dope.
George Litman’s articles:
Film review: 1941
Gregory Cwik – Greg is the author of Celluloid Void where classic and nearly-forgotten films are re-examined. Greg lists his favourite films as Vertigo, Jaws, The Maltese Falcon, The Shining, Alien/ Aliens, Casablanca, Charade, Casino Royale (2006), The Truman Show, 8 1/2, Silence of the Lambs, The Third Man, Manhattan, Les Diaboliques.
Gregory Cwik’s articles:
Top 10 Quietly Important Films
Hayley Toth – A journalist and undergraduate tutor, Hayley Toth is currently studying towards a Masters Degree in English Literature at the University of Huddersfield.
Hayley Toth’s articles:
“Camp X-Ray” Captivates While Asking Questions Without Answers
Jed Medina – Jed is a financial analyst and Japanese film fan.
Top 10 Horror Films from Japan
Jose Solis – Jose is a professional writer and film critic who contributes for web and print publications in the USA, the UK and Costa Rica. You can read more of Jose’s work at his site Movie Kick Ass or follow him on Twitter @Josekicksass.
Top 10 Woody Allen Films
Josh Millican – Josh applies the analytical skills he honed as graduate of American Literature and Journalism, delving into film subtexts like an investigative reporter to expose root concepts while illuminating even the most hidden of themes. Josh doesn’t consider “Horror” to be a genre, rather: “It’s a feeling, not unlike facing one’s own mortality; it’s staring into the Abyss, without illusions in regard to our utter insignificance, yet somehow finding the power to battle daily demons against seemingly impossible odds.”
Josh is the founder of Blood and Guts for Grown-Up, a site dedicated to intelligent horror movie aficionados. Josh is currently a staff writer for the up-and-coming horror site The Blood-Shed. You can check out his work or contact Josh through the links below.
Top 10 Christmas Horror Films
Top 10 Horror Films from France
Top 10 Horror Films from Scandinavia
Top 10 Horror Movie Jerks
Top 10 Horror Movie Vacations from Hell
More Horror Movie Vacations from Hell
Top 10 Woody Allen Films
Julia Kukiewicz – As editor of Choose.net Julia Kukiewicz oversees the news content of the site and manages its bustling team of writers. Julia is also an experienced journalist who wrote the Choose money news roundup for a number of years. She also wrote the personal finance news round up on Choose Money for a number of years. She also oversees the DVD rental news, features and reviews Julia is an online rental fanatic, always ‘testing’ the latest services – purely in the interests of research, of course. Julia is a philosophy graduate with a love of films. She’s a self-confessed Internet fan and keeps a watchful eye over the breaking broadband headlines. You can follow Julia on twitter and if you’d like to get in touch with her directly, her e-mail address is below.
Julian Stark – Julian is an contributing writer for Entertainment Fuse.
Top 10 Robert Downey Jr. Films
Top 10 Tim Burton Characters
Kevin Powers – Kevin is a filmmaker, producer, and writer. He starred in independent film “Jack O’Lantern”, and has produced the films “Hell’s End” and “Bad Land” for Southlan-Films. His written work has appeared in Citizens of America and Indie Slate magazines. He also publishes film reviews and an online graphic novel at his website Broken Lighthouse Pictures.
Kevin Power’s articles:
Top 10 George A. Romero Films
Laura Alfonsin’s articles:
Top 10 films to watch with your date
Laura Shearer – Film enthusiast and lover of all things cinema, Laura holds a BA/MA in film studies theory and lectures/tutors film students.
Leanne Miller – Leanne Miller is a writer based in the United Kingdom. She writes on a variety of entertainment and media topics and her work has been published on a variety of sites across the web.
Leanne Miller’s articles:
Social media and the world of film
Lorena Benchis – Lorena Benchis is a UK based contributor and blogger. She’s a huge cinephile and enjoys writing about everything to do with entertainment and movies. She’s an amateur photographer and enjoys spending time with her pets.
Lorena Benchis’ articles:
Top 10 Family Funnies
Luke Ostler (with Simon Evans) – Luke Ostler is a part-time freelance journalist who critiques movies with his friend and bona fide film buff Simon Evans.
Luke Ostler and Simon Evans’ articles:
Cara Delevingne Is The One Bright Spark In Jake Schreier’s Insipid “Paper Towns”
“Catching Fire” Shades “The Hunger Games” as the Trilogy Hots Up
“Chef” is a Feast for the Taste Buds and the Heart
Dan Stevens Sizzles in Slick, Psychological Thriller “The Guest”
Darren Aronofsky’s Disappointing “Noah” has a Distinct Sinking Feeling
“Divergent” Eclipses Its Young Adult Movie Contemporaries
Lacking Identity, “Out of the Furnace” has Debt to Cinema’s Past
The Compulsive “Locke” is Quite an Achievement
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” is an Exceptional, Extremely Rare Gem
The Visually Stunning “Interstellar” Fails to Reach the Heights of its Lofty Ambition
“The World’s End” Concludes the Cornetto Trilogy with a Whimper
“Thor: The Dark World” is for Superhero Enthusiasts (and Lovers of Mediocrity) Only
Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart “Get Hard” In Director Etan Cohen’s Debut As Director
Luke Tatge – Luke Tatge is the author of film blog Journalistic Skepticism.
Lyndon Wells – A film geek and cinephile masquerading as a Doctor, husband and father. With my dog Bilbo by my side I seek to prescribe a healthy movie experience through accurate diagnostics. Find me on Twitter: @lwellsfilm.
Top 10 Nostalgic Film Franchise Reboots
Batman v Superman – There Are Things To Like In Flawed “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice”
Life – “Life” Falls Short Of Its Director’s Ambition Despite Strong Robert Pattinson Performance
The Lobster – An Alternative Guide To Dating In Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Lobster”
Nymphomaniac Vol 1 and 2 – “Nymphomaniac” Is An Infuriating Self Indulgence
Trumbo – “Trumbo” Should Be Far More Interesting Than This
Martin Carr – Film blogger. Writer. Novelist. Singer. Living the dream. Isle of Wight based. Chipping away at the rockface. Leaving a mark…well trying anyway… See More at: http://martincarr.jimdo.com/
Blood Cells (review)
Burying The Ex (review)
Good People (review)
Janis: Little Girl Blue (review)
Listen To Me Marlon (review)
Mississippi Burning (review)
Rubble Kings (review)
Ruth and Alex (review)
Two Men In Town (review)
Matthew Liedke – Matthew Liedke writes about film at his site AfterTheMovieReviews.com.
Top 10 90′s Films I’d Like to See in Theaters
Max Covill – Max Covill writes about film at his site Impassioned Cinema.
Let The Right One In (review)
Michael Mackenzie – Michael Mackenzie is a writer and film fan from Glasgow, Scotland. Between 2007 and 2013 he researched his PhD on representations of gender in the giallo film. He also maintains a web site, Land of Whimsy.
Michael Mackenzie’s articles:
Top 10 Giallo Films for the Beginner
Top 10 Comedies That Stand The Test Of Time
Mike Sutton – Mike Sutton is a film critic from England. He is a regular contributor to The Digital Fix, has written for major print publications including Sight and Sound, and has contributed to the BFI’s Screenonline project.
M. O’Callaghan – M. O’Callaghan is the creator of “Heroes of the East”, a comprehensive introduction to east Asian cinema with reviews of 100s of films from Hong Kong, China, Japan, and South Korea. The site also includes features and special-interest articles including the popular “A Beginner’s Guide to Kung Fu Films”.
For the latest “Heroes of the East” reviews CLICK HERE.
Nia Jones – Nia Jones is a writer, playwright, journalist, fortean, film fan & assistant editor of The Spooky Isles
Olan Ahern – Olan Ahern is a film fan from West Yorkshire.
Piers McCarthy – Piers McCarthy runs the website Diegesis Digest which he calls “another Ku-brick in the wall of film blogging”. From the high-brow history to the contemporary cavalcade in movies, and the eclectic episodes of the best TV around, Diegesis Digest is a site dedicated to any thought on film and television.
Raghav Modi – Raghav is an Indian writer based in the northern state of Haryana. He writes about film at his site Ticker Talks Film, while also writing about travel, photography and family at his other sites The Travelling Ticker and Ticker Talks.
1980s Throwback “Earth to Echo” is a Film the Whole Family Can Enjoy
“Bloodshot” is a Confusing Mishmash of Ideas
Luc Besson’s “Lucy” Gets Lost in its Own Ideals
Top 10 Indian Films of the 2000s
Top 10 Indian Films Without Song or Dance Sequences
“The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box” Offers Family Fun but Lacks Invention
Rob Keeling – Rob Keeling is a freelance writer and film fanatic based in Manchester. As well as contributing to several blogs, website and magazines, he also has his own blog (Cinema Paradiso). Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/R_Keeling.
Rory Fish – Rory is a full-time librarian, part-time reader, occasional writer based in Manchester. He has had a love of films since he was taken to see Return of the Jedi (one of his earliest memories of a movie theatre).
Top 10 Crazy Christmas Film Titles
Top 10 Most Intriguing Films For Summer 2013
Top 10 Most Painful To Watch Military Deaths
Top 10 Romantic Films Men Shouldn’t Be Ashamed To Love
Top 10 Versions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Ryan Pollard – Ryan is a former student of Animation at the University of Huddersfield.
Top 10 Christmas Films You Have To See
Top 10 Comic Book Film Villains of 2014
Top 10 Films of 2013
Top 10 Films of 2014
Top 10 Sexiest Eva Green Performances
Top 10 Worst Christmas Movies Ever
300: Rise of an Empire
Amazing Spider-Man, The
Amazing Spider-Man 2, The
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Can’t Come Out To Play
Dallas Buyers Club
Doctor Who: Deep Breath
Dying of the Light
Erebus: Into The Unknown
Fifth Estate, The
Hooligan Factory, The
Into The Woods
Killer Klowns from Outer Space
Lego Movie, The
Long Goodbye, The
Mad Max Fury Road
Maps to the Stars
Mortal Instruments, The
Most Wanted Man, A
North v South
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Sugarland Express, The
Super Mario Bros.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Town That Dreaded Sundown, The (2014)
Two Faces of January, The
Under The Skin
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Sarah Leeds – Sarah is a film fan from West Yorkshire.
Susan Leeds’ articles:
Top 10 Sharpest Dressed Villains
Susan Black – Susan grew up in rural Wisconsin and now lives in NYC with her two daughters. She likes nothing more than writing on both media and interior design (her first love) and is no stranger to a movie night in with a tub of Ben & Jerry’s.
Susan Black’s articles:
Top 10 British Cult Classics
Wayne Reeves – Wayne Reeves has written a number of film and entertainment articles for Helium.
Wayne Reeves’ articles:
Top 10 Films beginning with ‘A’