Alton loves film. He started this here blog a few years back as a bit of fun, but has grown into what you see today, and he can only apologise. Some of the films he loves are Rear Window, Superman 2, The Man With The Two Brains, Clockwise, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, Trading Places, Stir Crazy and Punch-Drunk Love.
Rosalynn Try-Hane is as picky about what she watches as what she eats. She watches movies alone and dines solo too (trend perhaps?!) read about it at www.liquidmarmalade.com or tweet her @liquidmarmalade. As a self confessed scaredy cat she doesn’t watch horror films even Goosebumps made her jump in parts!
Random Films she’s liked over the ages: Jezebel, Some Like It Hot, The Godfather Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, The Notebook, Children of Lesser God, It’s A Wonderful Life, Cyrano de Begerac, Un Coeur En Hiver, Frantic, Shallow Grave, Diner de Cons, Sideways, Wings of Desire, Conversations with Other Women.
Films, games, Godzilla and Scott Pilgrim; these are the things that Alex loves. As he tries to make use of the fact he’s always staring at a screen or a book, you’ll hopefully be treated to some good reviews along the way (though he doesn’t promise anything).
Some of his favourite films are; O Brother Where Art Thou, 50/50, Cool Runnings, Harold and Kumar Get the Munchies, , The Fighter, A Story of Yonusuke, Scott Pilgrim Vs The World and Godzilla: The Final Wars.
Romy is a freelance production assistant from London who loves all kinds of film. She also loves reading and writing reviews, picking apart all aspects of what makes a movie great! She can’t resist a great thriller or crime film like Zodiac, Pulp Fiction, Goodfellas, Rear Window and No Country for Old Men. She’s also a sucker for a good comedy, and loves anything featuring Will Farrell or Steve Carrell!
Ben started out as a Technology blogger before branching out into writing about Film & TV. An obsessive fan of indie film & dark comedies you will probably find him waxing lyrical about the movies of Kevin Smith, The Coen Brothers, Robert Rodriguez or Quentin Tarantino. He also loves to discover cult, low-budget indie gems that no-one has heard of. Favourite films include Clerks, Dogma, From Dusk Till Dawn, Pulp Fiction, Office Space, Shallow Grave & Blood Simple. Find more of his writing at his own blog IndieMacUser.
Lauren is an Australian who recently made the move to London, and she’s interested in absolutely everything! She has a Business (Marketing)/Arts (Film & TV, Drama) degree, Lauren likes reading, writing and learning more about this great wild world.
Having previously written for Junxion17 and the Big Issue, Ben is now a film PR & Marketing Manager. When he’s not watching or working on movies, Ben plays guitar in his band Ghosts As Alibis.
Dan is a freelance film critic who hopes to encourage people to venture outside of their comfort zone and try out different movies. He is a proud supporter of independent cinema, but will give pretty much anything a try (although he has genuine concerns over modern American comedies and horrors). Dan has an endless list of films to see but nothing makes him happier than ticking them off. Some of his favourite films are Drive, (500) Days Of Summer, 12 Angry Men, Double Indemnity, La La Land, Four Lions, In Bruges and Up In The Air.
Orla thinks that Sofia Coppola is the greatest living director, so you’ll probably disagree with her at least 50% of the time. At least. She was born and raised in Watford which, for all you internationals out there, is near enough to London for you to mentally-register it as such, if you don’t know what a Watford is. She’s studying film and hopes to make a few of them herself one day, but in the meantime she’s happy watching, writing and talking about them every hour of every day. Really, it’s unhealthy. Somebody should stop her.
One of his earliest memories was watching Jurassic Park for the first time at the age of two. It blew him away and from then on was addicted to films. Now all grown up Callum spends most free days with friends (mostly watching films, to be honest), caring for his dog, writing, more writing and watching films whenever he can find the chance (which is very often). Other favourites include; Alien, The Lord of the Rings, The Secret of Nimh, Mad Max: Fury Road, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hot Fuzz, Dredd, The Shawshank Redemption, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pan’s Labyrinth and The Evil Dead 2 to name a few.
Louise McLeod Tabouis
An Australian who has spent most of her adult life in Paris, Louise is a sometime photographer, documentary-maker, writer, researcher, day-dreamer and interviewer, who prefers to start the day at the local cinema’s 9am session.
Esme Betamax is a writer and illustrator. Often found in the Cube Microplex. Her favourite films include: I ♡ Huckabees, Where the Buffalo Roam, Harold & Maude, Being John Malkovich, In the Shadow of the Moon.
A Digital Marketing Consultant by trade with a passion for cinema that never goes out. Is known to be as equally obsessed with the latest big budget blockbuster as he is with the new indie low-fi gem. Proud Co-host of Sudden Double Deep: The Triple Bill Title Podcast.
Alex Secker is a writer/director/editor. His debut feature film, the micro-budget thriller Follow the Crows, won Best Independent Film at the Global Film Festival Awards, while his stage-play, The Door, won the People’s Choice Award at the 2017 Swinge Festival. He enjoys watching and writing about movies, having loved the medium since a young age, as well as discussing them on his weekly podcast, Cultish: A Movie Podcast. He lives in Wiltshire with his partner and two children.
Gabriella claims to know nothing about film. She may have studied it at Uni and watched an indecent amount of comedies, but she’ll still approach each review like its her first one, for two reasons: her memory is embarrassingly appalling and she hates the idea of being labelled an expert of any sort.
Dan will watch just about any film he can get his hands on. His ultimate goal is to see all of the films, but for now he’s happy obsessing over anything with a brilliant script and/or well executed violence. Some of his favourite directors include Quentin Tarantino, Michael Haneke, Stanley Kubrick, Chan-wook Park, Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese. On the rare occasions when Dan isn’t watching films, he is a playwright, co-host of the podcast Cinematters, and also works in a cinema.
Jack first started reviewing films when he was four years old and went on to his mum about how the ending of Snow White was shit. He is now very pleased to be able to share his knowledge of film and culture here at BRWC.