40-years-old, native and resident of London. Educated at NYU where my passion for cinema culminated in a BFA in Film and Sociology back in 1996. I’m an employee of TfL and a royalties researcher for the music industry and an ex movie critic from 98-2004.
Have a passion for Italian and French cinema of the 1970s, sleaze epics of the 1970s and 80s, Peter Sellers, Scorsese, Pasolini, Visconti, Fulci, Bava. Watch as much as I can of the current releases, whilst still on a voyage of discovery for old gems and crud that got overlooked on release.
The movie bug started at 14 with a showing on t.v of French thriller classic “Diva” (1982), and from there my sense of film history started and the branches of the cinematic tree grew bigger and taller. My mum was/is a huge film fan and I remember many happy occasions of being taken to see “The Blob” in 3-D amongst others.
Currently working on a book on my time at NYU and working on a remake of 1982’s “Vice Squad”.
Favourite films include: “Godfather II”, “Harold and Maude”, “Battle of Algiers”, “Blue Velvet”, “The Friends of Eddie Coyle”, “Went The Day Well”?, “I’m Aright Jack”, “Two Way Stretch”, “Manhattan”, “Taxi Driver”, “Raging Bull”, “Deep Cover”, “The Devils”, to name but a few.