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!
No favourite films but is currently suffering from biopic fatigue – come on Hollywood produce something other than churning out stories where we already know the ending!
Her “movies must watch on a Sunday Afternoon” list is far too long. Will watch anything as long as it’s legal: obscure European, low budget, blockbuster films with the most important element being the characters and narrative – none of this thinly drawn, try and guess what the character’s about nonsense.
She’s on a one woman crusade to bring back the intermission: allows you to nip out to the loo, buy sugar heavy provisions or just escape before all your sanity is sapped.
Also the only glasses she likes to wear are sunglasses and hates 3D. She never gives star ratings otherwise she’d come across overly harsh after all The Revenant would have received just one star.
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.
Pablo D’Stair is a novelist, essayist, and interviewer. Co-founder of the art house press KUBOA, he is also a regular contributor to the Montage: Cultural Paradigm (Sri Lanka). His current ongoing prose project ‘cigarette miscellany’ can be found at www.cigarettemisc.wordpress.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Angie has interned with You magazine and Global Radio. Angie has interviewed countless celebrities. Angie loves all music, showbiz and film and enjoys watching the same movies over and over – especially thrillers, biopics and true stories that have inspirational messages. Angie has lived in Hollywood and Cape Town South Africa and also enjoys walking, biking and eating out.
Lived in or around Basildon in Essex all his life, and at 43 years of age he can best be described as an “ageing punk”. Enjoys a wide range of musical styles but generally his tastes skew towards the loud and aggressive. Likes to read Stephen King, HP Lovecraft and similar. Also enjoys despairing at the WWE alongside his wonderful young son and fretting over the tenuous fortunes of West Ham United, but what he enjoys most is film. And his appreciation for the classics hasn’t refined his palate whatsoever. The Dekalog sits right alongside The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie on his shelf. He’s tolerated and supported through his obsessions, quirks and eccentricities every step of the way by his wife, who is also his best friend, his soul mate, and his Princess.
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.
Monica is a student at the University of Toronto studying film and history. She is a 20th century dweller and prefers classic films 88% percent of time. Some of her favourite films include: Taxi Driver, The Phantom Lady, Cape Fear, It Happened One Night, Gilda, Rebecca, Rosemary’s Baby, Mermaids, The Godfather, Scarface, The Locket. There are way too many!
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.
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.
Ellisha is a film-lover and writer based in Bristol. Enthusiastic about all film forms and genres but in particular is a defender of melodrama and a self-proclaimed teen-movie expert. As a letterboxd.com addict she enjoys curating and reading lists that group films together in oddly specific ways.
Martí Dols Roca
Born and bred in Barcelona, Martí lived in Italy before moving to London to finish his film studies. After graduating with distinction at the London Film School Screenwriting Masters, he has established himself in London where he has worked as: an au-pair (yup), an intern at Sayle Screen Talent Agency, a Sales Assistant at Entertainment One TV Intl, and a script and book reporter for Creative England and Penguin Random House amongst others. In the meantime, he has never stopped working on his own projects including: a novel and a comic book both represented by a Spanish agency, several feature scripts and his first professional short film (which takes place at the sea; personal advice: never, ever, shoot there…). Some of the films he loves are: The Godfather, Amarcord and Terminator 2 (yup).
Kit is a Bristol-based writer and film fan. On occasion, he actually gets to combine those two interests, writing online reviews, essays and collections of mindless thoughts. Favourite film topics include screenwriting, arguing that the Star Wars Prequels are misunderstood masterpieces and the greatness of 70s Kung-Fu films. You can tweet your anger towards @KitRamsayisDead
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.
Venetia was born and raised in London. She really got into film when her favourite book franchise: The Hunger Games was developed into a movie. Since then, she has wanted to learn more about the film making process, as well as write about her favourite films and TV shows. Venetia is also a heavy superhero fan. When given the opportunity, she will see both Marvel and DC films, multiple times. Her favourite genres include: Action, Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi.
Political analyst, film fanatic and all around geek, George studies Politics at the University of East Anglia where his filmography snobbery annoys everyone around. You’ll find him either debating the greatest political problems facing our time, or whether Theon will make it past season 7.
There’s no rhyme or reason to Angelique’s film tastes. Her favourites include The Godfather, Child’s Play III, Coming To America, Snake In The Eagle’s Shadow, Hot Fuzz, Kill Bill: Vol 2, Ben Hur and Django Unchained. She gets incredibly excited about book-to-film adaptations – The Time Traveller’s Wife, Harry Potter (the entire lot) and The Help to name a few.