I’m based in Cambridgeshire and live within walking distance of a multiplex and driving distance of the lovely Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, which makes it an easy addiction to feed. And it doesn’t stop there; my dvd and blu-ray collection is the despair of my partner. You’ll find everything from David Fincher’s Seven to Hammer’s The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires filed away somewhere.
In addition to watching and blogging, I review films for The Digital Fix and Take One, and turn up regularly on HCRfm‘s Spotlight programme and Cambridge 105’s Bums on Seats. I co-founded and help run Screen St Ives, our local community cinema, and I’ve served on the judging panel for the Cambridgeshire Young People’s Film Festival since its inception in 2008.
My favourite film in all the world is Ridley Scott’s Alien – I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve watched it (and bought it). I also love Cary Grant, Hugh Grant, 50s science fiction, Alfred Hitchcock, Mary Poppins, Fred and Ginger, superheroes, ghost stories, monsters, Hammer horror, David Lean, and anything with Peter Cushing.
Hates? Not much really – I’m usually pretty forgiving when it comes to films. As a rule, I can’t abide Adam Sandler “comedies”, nasty torture horror dreck, or anything that involves whiny teenage girls going shopping. There’s usually merit to be found in most films; the question is, can you find it?