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I love film, more than people probably, and I will watch pretty much anything. Seriously, anything! I have a postgraduate education in film & have spent an exceptionally long time trying to get inside the film industry. I'm a big believer in treating every film the same, and bringing something new to the film theory table, giving reasons for every argument made. You'll find that I'm an empathetic and fun sort of reviewer, at least, I like to think so. If I'm not watching films I'm doing exceptionally nerdy stuff, like watching documentaries about the history of medicine and collecting photos of old post boxes.

The Dressmaker Mise-en-scène

Mise-en-scène is one of the great terms used in film criticism. It is also the most basic and is usually the first thing you'll learn

DESPITE THE FALLING SNOW: A Whole Lot Of Wasted Potential

Despite The Falling Snow is a film by novelist and filmmaker Shamim Sharif. The film is based on her book of the same name

EDDIE THE EAGLE: An Adorable Underdog of a Movie

I have been following the production of Eddie The Eagle for a very long time it seems. I'm a great devotee of director Dexter Fletcher

Let's Fix Batman V Superman!

When people ask me who my favourite superhero is I always wonder at what makes a good one. Is it the good guy? Is

Abi Morgan

I wouldn't be surprised if you hadn't heard the name Abi Morgan, but I would be very surprised if you hadn't at least heard of

Lost in Translation

This is the second and final part of our What Is Film Analysis article. Find the first part, on Narrative and Character, here. Production The giveaway


Film analysis, as far as I can tell, isn't conducted any more in mainstream film criticism. That's because these days anyone can write about film,

Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

I love Pride & Prejudice and I will never tire of its adaptations and interpretations. I also really like zombie films. I am Pride & Prejudice


I love the TV show Dad's Army. Originally aired between 1968 and 1977, it is a show that remains hugely popular to this day, and I can watch it

Jeanie Finlay

It's not often that you can say that someone is one of your favourite directors, but for a long time you didn't even know