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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.

Hitoshi Matsumoto’s R100 is Safe and Disappointing

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.

TIFF 2020: Violation is Uncompromising in Execution

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.

How I Met Your Mother at 15- The Very Best Until it Was the Very Worst

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.

Fantasia 2020: The Legend of Baron To’a Exemplifies New Zealand Cinema

Caitlin Marceau

Caitlin Marceau is a writer, proofreader, and professional editor living, and working, in Montreal. She prefers to focus her time on works of horror and journalism, but has also been published for experimental fiction and poetry, as well as creative non-fiction. 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.

Ryan Murphy’s Netflix Show Ratched is Fun, but a Work in Progress

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.

Fantasia 2020: The Paper Tigers is Charming but Slight Kung Fu Fare

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

Little Girl is a Gorgeous Work of Cinematic Empathy

Simon Howell

Simon is a roving writer and editor who has been crawling slowly Westward across Canada for the last decade. (He currently resides in Toronto.) He obtained a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University in the spring of 2012 and a Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing from Algonquin College in 2015. He is a former co-host of the Televerse podcast. His favorite films include F for Fake, Brazil, Stroszek, The Fog of War, Grave of the Fireflies and In a Lonely Place.

Does Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Stand the Test of Time?

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

Bill Mesce

Bill Mesce, Jr. is the author of recently published The Rules of Screenwriting and Why You Should Break Them (McFarland) which not only includes more on his adventures with Sam Lupowitz and his other screenwriting experiences, but commentary from industry professionals like Goodfellas screenwriter Nicholas Pileggi, best-selling author and filmmaker Adriana Trigiani, AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan, and others. You can find his work at the link below.

Just Because You’re a Writer Doesn’t Mean You Can Write About Everything

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

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.

30 Years Later: Goodfellas Captured Lightning in a Bottle

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 Years Later Valhalla Rising Marks a Quintessential Viking Epic

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

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 attempting to obtain her disinterested dog's attention. You can find more of her work at ronicooper.com.

Five of the Most Anticipated Films Playing at BFI London Film Festival 2020

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

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