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Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver is a journalist and film critic based in the Philadelphia area. He is the co-founder of the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle and a Rotten Tomatoes-listed critic since 2008, and his work has appeared in New York Press, Philly Voice, The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, Tablet, The Times of Israel, and RogerEbert.com. In 2009, he became the first American journalist to interview both a sitting FCC chairman and a sitting host of "Jeopardy" on the same day.

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Antonia Haynes

Antonia Haynes resides in a small seaside town in England where she has lived her whole life. She's a simple girl with a passion for zombies, writing, film, television, drawing, superheroes, Disney and, of course, video games. Her ideal day would consist of junk food, fluffy pyjamas and video games because quite frankly going outside is overrated. Follow her on Twitter on @RainbowMachete

BTS Break Records as They Bag Every Award They Are Nominated for at the 2021 AMA’s

Christopher Cross

Chris is a graduate of Communications from Simon Fraser University and resides in Toronto, Ontario. Given a pint, he will talk for days about action films, video games, and the works of John Carpenter.

Hellbound Provokes and Interrogates Belief Systems

Ricky D

Some people take my heart, others take my shoes, and some take me home. I write, I blog, I podcast, I edit, and I design websites. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Goomba Stomp and Tilt Magazine. Host of the Sordid Cinema Podcast and NXpress Nintendo Podcast. Former Editor-In-Chief of Sound On Sight, and host of several podcasts including the Game of Thrones and Walking Dead podcasts, as well as Sound On Sight. There is nothing I like more than basketball, travelling, and animals. You can find me online writing about anime, TV, movies, games and so much more.

Holy Cow! You Can Now Rent the Home Alone House

Caitlin Marceau

Caitlin Marceau is an author and lecturer living and working in Montreal. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing, is a member of both the Horror Writers Association and the Quebec Writers’ Federation, and spends most of her time writing horror and experimental fiction. Her collections, "A Blackness Absolute" and "Palimpsest", are slated for publication by D&T Publishing LLC and Ghost Orchid Press respectively in 2022. When she’s not covered in ink or wading through stacks of paper, you can find her ranting about issues in pop culture or nerding out over a good book. For more, visit CaitlinMarceau.ca.

5 Reasons To Watch And Just Like That…, the Sex and the City Revival We’ve Been Waiting For

Redmond Bacon

As far back as he can remember, Redmond Bacon always wanted to be a film critic. To him, being a film critic was better than being President of the United States

SXSW 2021: Islands is a Quiet Gem about The Need for Human Connection

Brian Marks

Brian Marks is Sordid Cinema's Lead Film Critic. His writing has appeared in The Village Voice, LA Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, and Ampersand. He's a graduate of USC's master's program in Specialized Arts Journalism. You can find more of his writing at InPraiseofCinema.com. Best film experience: driving halfway across the the country for a screening of Jean-Luc Godard's "King Lear." Totally worth it.

The Paper Tigers is Charming but Slight Kung Fu Fare

Thomas OConnor

Beginning as a co-host on a Concordia TV film show before moving on to chief film nerd at Forgetthebox.net, Thomas is now bringing his knowledge of pop-culture nerdery to Sordid Cinema. Thomas is a Montrealer born and raised, and an avid consumer of all things pop-cultural and nerdy. While his first love is film, he has also been known to dabble in comics, videogames, television, anime and more. You can support his various works on his Patreon, at https://www.patreon.com/TomWatchesMovies You can also like the Tom Watches Movies Facebook page to see all his work on Goombastomp and elsewhere.

Coming Home in the Dark is a Harrowing Journey of Tension and Terror

Roni Cooper

Roni Cooper is a twenty-something from the UK who spends her time watching any and every film put in front of her. Her favourites include 'Singin' in the Rain', 'Rear Window', 'Alien' and 'The Thing', and she will watch absolutely anything in which Jessica Chastain stars. When not in front of a screen, be it small or silver, she can be found taking care of her spoilt but adorable dog and refusing to make the move from physical to digital media.

A Banquet is a Frustratingly Film that Bites Off More Than it Can Chew

Simon Howell

Simon is a sometimes writer and podcaster living in Toronto.

Kill Me Please Wrings Laughs, Pathos Out of Assisted Suicide

Kent M. Wilhelm

Kent Murai Wilhelm is a multimedia journalist born, raised, and based in New York City. He writes and makes photos, podcasts, and videos about film and local New York City stories. Kent attended SUNY Purchase, where he studied New Media, and the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. He produces podcasts for The Atlantic Transmission and produced & hosted From Brooklyn With Love, a monthly deep-dive into the world of James Bond at Videology. https://letterboxd.com/Kwhc/

Drive My Car: Hamaguchi’s Rewarding Journey of Acceptance Is One of the Best of the Year

Mike Worby

Mike Worby is a human who spends way too much of his free time playing, writing and podcasting about pop culture. Through some miracle he's still able to function in society as if he were a regular person, and if there's hope for him, there's hope for everyone.

10 Reasons Why Watching at Home Beats the Cinema

Bill Mesce

Bill Mesce, Jr.'s books include Overkill: The Rise and Fall of Thriller Cinema, the recently published The Wild Bunch: The American Classic That Changed Westerns Forever (McFarland), and The Screenwriter's Notebook: Reflections, Analyses, and Chalk Talk on the Craft and Business of Writing for the Movies (Serving House), as well as the novel Median Gray (Willow River Press). You can find his work at the link below.

Holiday Thoughts: It’s A Wonderful Life and Miracle On 34th Street

Leah Wersebe

Leah is a TV aficionado and a recovering 9-5 office worker. She lives in New York and has traveled to over 25 countries in search of the perfect latte. She loves to be in debt so has degrees from universities in international politics, film, and wildlife conservation. Follow her on Twitter @LDWersebe.

And Just Like That… Sex And The City Main Characters, Ranked By Likability

Andrea Marks-Joseph

Andrea Marks-Joseph is a South African freelance writer. You can find her on Twitter and at stargirlriots.com.

Netflix Rom-Com, Love Hard Turns Modern Dating Mishaps into Christmas Magic

Alicia Gilstorf

Alicia is a writer, editor, and library technician from Ontario, Canada. Her passion for TV and film can be credited to superheroes, workplace comedies, and coming-of-age stories.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a Muddled Walk Down Memory Lane

Randy Dankievitch

A TV critic since the pre-Peak TV days of 2011, Randy is a critic and editor formerly of Sound on Sight, Processed Media, TVOvermind, Pop Optiq, and many, many others.

Midnight Mass Is A Grand, Grotesque Horror Masterpiece

Alex Aldridge

Crotchety Englishman who spends hundreds of pounds on video game tattoos and Amiibo in equally wallet-crippling measure. Likes grammar a lot, but not as much as he likes ranting about the latest gaming news in his weekly column.

Things We Learned From Netflix’s ‘High Score’ Episode 5

Shane Ramirez

Shane Ramirez is a professional actor and videographer, as well as a budding filmmaker and novelist residing in San Marcos, TX. A life-long film enthusiast, Shane has written for everyonesacritic.net and examiner.com, and has produced his own short films. He is versed in the arts of cinematography, photography, and editing. His favorite directors are Andrei Tarkovsky, Terrence Malick, Christopher Nolan, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Krzysztof Kieslowski.

Twenty Years Later, The Cell is still an Exhilarating Vision of Turn of the Century Fears

Meghan Cook

Meghan Cook is a comedy writer currently residing in North Carolina with one cat and fifty shows in her Netflix queue (that she will get to eventually).

This is The End: Quarantine Re-watch

Ellie Burridge

Ellie recently completed a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham and should be graduating sometime soon. Her greatest loves in life are damaged-but-sarcastic fictional characters, coffee, and semicolons.

Fantasia 2020: Bleed with Me Will Make Your Skin Crawl

Sean Colletti

Sean is a TV and film critic and a poet based in Birmingham, England. His first pamphlet, 'Saeculum', was published with Bare Fiction in 2018.

Great TV Pilots: Forbrydelsen and The Killing

Caillou Pettis

Caillou Pettis is a professional film critic and member of the Celebrity Film Awards (CFA) that has been writing about film for several years across various different publications including Exclaim! and Film Threat. Ever since the age of nine, film and the art of filmmaking has been his number one passion. When he's not at the movies, he's talking about movies.

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Drew Williamson

I am a fan of great cinema, but I have a weakness for camp. I have a BA and an MA from Carleton University in Film Studies, as well as a Certificate in Scriptwriting from Algonquin College. I live in Ottawa and am looking forward to exploring different topics on pop culture and cinema.

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