Adam has worked in the video industry for ten years, he has decided (for our benefit) to stop squandering his encyclopaedic knowledge of film on the average ‘Blockbuster’ patron and has taken up refuge at The Aristocrat.
Adrian Danks is Director of Contextual Studies (including Cinema Studies) in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. He is also co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque and co-editor of Senses of Cinema.
Bachelor of Communications Majors - Cinema Studies & Creative Writing Cert IV Training and Assessment Media Critic Producer, Director, Radio and Screen Writer, Radio Broadcaster Radio Broadcasting Trainer 3NRG 99.3FM 2004 - Producer – 'MovieTracks' / 'The Sparkle Juice Radio Show' 3NRG Outside Broadcast Producer Optus Local Vision
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas is a film critic on Triple R's Plato's Cave programme, and a co-editor at the film journal Senses of Cinema. She has written a number of books on horror, cult and exploitation film, and is currently working on a monograph about Abel Ferrara's Ms. 45.
Anne is a Senior Lecturer in Cinema Studies in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at University of Western Sydney. She has published essays and interviews and is the author of ‘What Makes a Film Tick?’: Cinematic Affect, Materiality and Mimetic Innervation.
Writer/editor for The Essential, drinking way too much coffee/alcohol with an unhealthy addiction to cinema/music.
Bede is a writer and critic for SuperMarcey.com. A major film fanatic since he was young boy, he has written many articles and reviews (as well as recording video reviews and co-hosting the Super Podcast). He loves all types of cinema from Arthouse fare to Hollywood blockbusters.
Bernard is the founder/editor of Cinephilia, an online film review site. The site is updated weekly with new theatrical releases and has a searchable archive of 5000 film reviews.
Caris Bizzaca is a critic and journalist, specialising in film, entertainment and pop culture. As Film Writer at the newswire Australian Associated Press (AAP) for four years, her work has appeared in print and online for Sydney Morning Herald, The Courier Mail, The West Australian, The Cairns Post and The Mercury in Hobart, among other publications. You can find Caris talking about women in film weekly on Eff Yeah Film and Feminism podcast with Maria Lewis, hosting post-screening Q&As, covering red carpets and occasionally waxing lyrical about film on ABC 702 Evenings. Check out her film blog here at www.carisbizzaca.com, where Caris will happily stop referring to herself in third person.
Carol Van Opstal
Cerise Howard is a New Zealand-born freelance writer and peregrine film critic, and a broadcaster, musician and performer based in Melbourne, where she is the Artistic Director of the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia and a Melbourne Cinémathèque and tilde: Melbourne's Trans and Gender Diverse Film Festival committee member. She can regularly be heard on “Plato's Cave” on radio station 3RRR. Her writing on film can be found in Senses of Cinema, Bright Lights Film Journal, in Slovenia's Kino! journal and elsewhere.
Chloe Sesta Jacobs
Chris is a writer, director, artistic director and teacher working in film, television and theatre.
Watching midnight movies as a child led Cynthia to a lifelong love of movies. She only ever got out of bed during the school holidays to watch the midday movie. Has been writing film reviews and interviewing filmmakers for different outlets - community and professional - since her high school newspaper.
Dan Cachia has spent the better part of four years studying film and television, receiving a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, majoring in film and video at the end of 2007. Dan runs and owns the website http://mrmoviefilmblog.com/ with his brother Stu and currently works in education.
Dave has worked as a film journalist for twenty years now (yes he started when he was 14). Over the years he has been a host of the popular X-Wired TV program and written for various outlets. Today he is a host of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Film Show and is the editor of www.subcultureentertainment.com just to name a few of his roles.
David Michael Brown
David reviews films for his two blogs - new releases at 20/20 Filmsight (www.moviecritic.com.au), and classic films or new DVD releases at Screen Fanatic (www.screenfanatic.com.au).
Elizabeth has been a journalist & film critic for the past decade. She writes for a number of publications including Empire Magazine, Woman’s Day, Take 5, The Sun Herald and is Editor in Chief of SuperQuickReviews.com, home of the concise critics.
Glenn is a Melbourne based film critic, founder of FakeShemp.Net and is the newly appointed Aussie correspondent for Scream Horror magazine in the UK. He is currently serving as the head writer on a new web series & feature film ‘Son Of Ernest’ which is a relaunch of the Ernest P Worrell franchise.
Glenn Dunks is a 29-year-old award-winning freelance film writer from Melbourne, Australia, who currently resides in New York City. His work has spanned online, print, and radio, and in 2013 his writing won the AFCA prize for writing on Australian film.
Greg King has had a life long love of films. He has been reviewing popular films for over 15 years. He was the film reviewer for BEAT magazine from 1995, and currently reviews films for The Blurb. He hosts Movies At Dusk every Sunday night between 7-9pm on 3WBC 94.1FM, and is one of the hosts of weekly The Good The Bad The Ugly Film Show podcast. His website is www.filmreviews.net.au
Jake Wilson Jake Wilson is a freelance writer based in Melbourne. Since 2006 he has been one of the weekly film reviewers for The Age, and since 2014 for The Sydney Morning Herald as well. He has written frequently on Australian and international cinema for Senses of Cinema, where he was formerly a co-editor, and for other publications including RealTime and Australian Book Review. As a film programmer he has curated seasons for the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. His monograph Mad Dog Morgan was published in 2015 by Currency Press and the National Film and Sound Archive. He has a website at www.jakewilson.com.au.
James holds a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Cinema Studies and Media Studies) and a Master of Arts and Cultural Management. He is the editor of Film Blerg.
James Robert Douglas
James Robert Douglas is a freelance cultural critic and Interviews Editor at The Lifted Brow.
James is a Melbourne based writer and critic. His work has appeared in a number of print and online outlets including Film Blerg, The Essential, Media Snobs and Farrago, where he is currently also working as film sub-editor . You can follow James on Twitter: @jameszarucky
Jaymes Durante is a critic and postgraduate student from Western Australia, currently reviewing new release titles at LoadedFilm and writing his dissertation on Krzysztof Kieslowski at the University of Western Australia. When he isn't organising his Criterion Collection by spine number, he can be found programming and co-directing the UWA Film Society, which holds bi-weekly screenings on campus.
Jasmine Crittenden is a freelance arts writer, whose interests include film, theatre, music, sustainability and human rights. She contributes to Concrete Playground, Metro magazine and Music Forum, amongst other publications.
Jayne Marie Waterford
Jemima is a freelance film critic & student who has contributed to Film Blerg The Essential and RogerEbert.com & occasionally updates her blog Film Fervour. She's also curator of Screen Sect in Melbourne & loves The Sopranos more than you do.
Joanna Di Mattia
John Roebuck is the Editor-In-Chief of the Melbourne-based film website ReelGood.com.au and the founder of the ReelGood Film Festival.
Josh Nelson is a writer, broadcaster and academic with a background in cinema and cultural studies. His writing has been published in two volumes of the Directory of World Cinema and in on-line journals Kill Your Darlings, Screening the Past and on his website, Philmology (www.philmology.com). He also co-hosts the 3RRR (102.7FM) film criticism show Plato’s Cave and is a weekly guest on the Drive show with Rafael Epstein on ABC 774 Melbourne.
Lachlan is a Sydney-based music, film and pop art lover with 10 years experience as a critic and journalist. He is currently the managing editor of Australian Guitar and Blunt magazine and the exclusive photographer of his cats, Wheels and Domino. You can read his monthly film page in Blunt magazine called "Get Reel".
Laura Bennett co-hosts Breakfast on Sydney’s Hope 103.2. She's also the in-house Reviewer and Entertainment Reporter across the station. In 2013 she founded her online publication 'The Connect Press', and in 2015 wrote her first book and bestseller, 'Live Your Dream'.
Laurence Barber is a film and television critic and freelance writer based in Brisbane. He contributes regularly to Metro Magazine, SBS Sexuality, Graffiti with Punctuation and other outlets. His writing has appeared at The Guardian, Senses of Cinema, Crikey, Archer Magazine, Spook Magazine, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald, News.com.au, The 500 Club, and ABC Radio. He is a previous winner of the AFCA Writing Award.
Lee Zachariah is a writer and critic who co-presented ABC2's movie-themed comedy show The Bazura Project, and co-hosts movie podcast Hell Is For Hyphenates. He's written on film for Vice, Encore, Inside Film and others, and aggregates his work here.
Lesley Chow is associate editor and critic for Bright Lights Film Journal. She has written on film and other arts for publications including Cineaste, Senses of Cinema, The Age, Photofile, Artist Profile, Artinfo Australia and the Times Literary Supplement.
Luke Buckmaster began writing about films when he hit puberty. He has been Crikey's resident film critic since 2009 and has contributed to a wide range of publications include The Guardian Australia, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and Senses of Cinema
With over 20 years' experience reviewing films in print and on television, Madeleine is the film reviewer on Golden Days Radio. Her weekly segment goes to air on Tuesday mornings at 10.15 and is repeated on Thursday lunchtimes at 12.15pm, on 95.7FM and streaming over the internet globally.
Marcey is based out of Melbourne, runs SuperMarcey.com and Super Podcast, she has been reviewing films for over four years and continues to seek out world cinema of all genres.
Mark has been a film critic and the web administrator at http://hoopla.nu since inception in 2004.
Matthew Pejkovic is the owner, editor & writer of popular movie review website, Matt's Movie Reviews. Matthew's work as a film critic and entertainment journalist has been published in both print and online publications, among them FilmInk magazine, The Big Issue, The Brag, G Magazine and The Retiree. He has appeared on radio stations such as Melbourne Tonight Radio, ABC Tasmania, Radio 2ST and a dozen more to discuss his articles.
Michael Agar is currently researching and writing "Under The Radar", a book on low budget Australian feature films from 1995 to 2015. He was also co-founder and curator of popcorn taxi melbourne and has presented an extensive range of onstage filmmaker interviews and Q&As around the country for various film festivals.
The host of The Reel Thing which started as a radio show in 2010 and became a TV show in 2014 airing on C31 in Melbourne and Brisbane, C44 in Adelaide...
Peter George is an award winning Producer, Writer and Journalist. He is also currently Head of Film & Television at JMC Academy - Melbourne campus.
Film Critic, Film Journalist, and Q & A host for filmmakers and distributors.
Rebecca Harkins-Cross is film editor for The Big Issue, theatre critic for The Age and film columnist for The Lifted Brow. She also writes for Meanjin, Crikey, Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings, Senses of Cinema, Filmink, Screen Education & Screen Machine, and won two AFCA writing awards.
Rhiannon is a freelance film reviewer for Filmink Magazine and ABC News 24's The Mix program. She's been reviewing films since highschool and it's her very public passion.
Richard Alaba is a Sydney-based freelance film critic, former policy analyst, academic and professional photographer. He has degrees in sociology and education, a PhD in politics, and is currently doing post-graduate work in media and film studies. His reviews appear on www.cinemusefilms.com.
Former Chair of AFCA, Rich also does weekly segments for several ABC FM affiliates, hosts The Parallax Podcast - a podcast featuring a variety of film critics and posts on his website richonfilm.com.
Richard S He
R Michael Clode
Rochelle is a film critic, columnist and editor with a special interest in Australian Cinema. She has written widely, including for The Age, The Big issue, Screen Hub, Senses of Cinema and Kill Your Darlings. She currently reviews for SBS Movies and very occasionally blogs at It’s Better in the Dark. (http://itsbetterinthedark.blogspot.com.au/) She will be co-hosting a reviews program on Ozflix, the new Australian film streaming television channel in 2016.
Sam is a New Zealander who is obsessed with all things film. There is no place she is more at home than at a film festival, seeing dozens of films from just about every genre/walk of life imaginable. As a speaker of Japanese, Sam has a particular interest in Japanese and Asian cinema. Sam is the editor of An Online Universe (www.anonlineuniverse.com). Follow her ramblings & film chat on Twitter, @sakura_59
Sarah Ward is a Brisbane-based freelance film critic & writer. She is a film reviewer and feature writer for artsHub, editor of Trespass Magazine, & a contributor to Concrete Playground, FilmInk, Metro Magazine and Screen Education. Sarah also co-hosts a weekly film chat on ABC radio.
Seth Lukas Hynes
Seth is a passionate writer and lifelong film lover. He is the weekly freelance film critic for the Mountain Views Mail newspaper, runs the popular YouTube film review channel QUANTUMJOKER and has had film articles published in mX and Wordly Magazine.
Sharon Hurst comes from a teaching and journalistic background. She has been reviewing for cinephilia since 2003 and has radio reviewing spots on 3CR (fortnightly) and 2GB (weekly. She has recently started her own blog (hurstosfiveminutefilms) with an aim to not spending more than five minutes reviewing any one film!
Sig came to Australia from the United States and had many years experience as a high school music and media studies teacher. Sig is in his 25th continuous year of producing and presenting Sig's Flicks on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM in Melbourne's north east. He also co-hosts the weekly Australian Graffiti Classic Films program on Channel 31.
Simon Di Berardino is yet another hopeless cinephile and music addict, always chasing that next life changing album or film. Based in Melbourne, he initially founded The Last Podcast Show in 2011 and now exists as a writer and editor for The Essential.
Simon is Quickflix's Editor and Film Critic, as well as host of Quickflix’s official podcast, Talk Hard. He is also co-host of The Podcasting Couch and can be heard discussing film on RTRFM every Tuesday morning.
Stephen A Russell
Melbourne based film journalist, Stu Cachia received a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Professional Writing. Stu currently works in education and over the years has had various short stories published in print and online media. Besides reviewing film and anime (for Mr. Movie's Film Blog), Stu is currently working on expanding his creative skills and has began delving into the world of screenplay writing.
Stuart Wilson has been writing film and TV series reviews for hoopla.nu (http://hoopla.nu) and is a regular guest on the Reel Chat Podcast (https://www.facebook.com/reelchatpodcast).
Tara is a freelance writer and broadcaster whose contributions have appeared locally and across the ponds, including for Senses of Cinema, Desist Film, The Vine, Broadsheet Melbourne, Overland, Metro, Screen Education, The Big Issue and Time Out Bristol. She has been heard across the airwaves on Australian radio stations Triple R, JOYFM, ABC 774 and Radio National and has appeared more recently on London’s Monocle24 and BBC World Service.
Thomas Caldwell is a writer, broadcaster, film critic, public speaker and film programmer. He produces and co-hosts the weekly film criticism show Plato’s Cave on Triple R (3RRR 102.7FM) and appears monthly on Books and Arts Daily on ABC RN to discuss book to film adaptations.
Tom Clift is a freelance film journalist from Melbourne. He is the co-founder and festivals editor of Movie Mezzanine and has writen for outlets including Concrete Playground, FilmInk Magazine, RogerEbert.com, The Brag, Moviedex, Film School Rejects and Row Three.
Journalist - Australian Associated Press
Zak Hepburn is a Melbourne based film critic and programmer. Zak currently appears on ABC TV's national ABC News Breakfast program. He also writes for Fairfax publications and curates film programs for Cinema Nova, Palace Cinemas, and a series of film festivals.