Digby has an interest in cinema which centres itself on the parameters of expectation and delivery. He is an avid follower of Australian cinema and culture and enjoys connecting the wider context of a film to its meaning.
Grant Watson is a film critic based in Melbourne, Australia, with a particular interest in North Asian cinema. He is a two-time winner of the William Atheling Jr Award for Science Fiction Criticism and Review. While most of his work appears at FictionMachine he has also written for SBS, FilmInk, and VCinema. In 2018 he served on the Fipresci Jury at the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival.
Tia has a writer and e-Commerce specialist from Melbourne with a BA in Creative Writing (Screenwriting) from RMIT University. Tia has been a full-time writer for Lilithia Reviews since 2019 and enjoys being a couch potato with her dog, Harry.
Silvi Vann-Wall is a journalist, podcaster, award winning-writer and audio producer from Melbourne. They currently write for ScreenHub as their Film Content Lead.In 2023 they mentored six emerging film critics as part of the Melbourne Women in Film Festival.
Greg King has had a life long love of films. He has been reviewing popular films for over 15 years. In 1995, he began reviewing films for BEAT magazine. His reviews have also appeared in the Herald Sun, S-Press, Stage Whispers, and a number of other magazines, newspapers and web sites. Greg currently hosts Movies At Dusk on 3WBC 94.1FM ever Sunday night between 7-9pm. He contributes to The Blurb and First On Film on J AIR 88FM.
Kenta McGrath is a Japanese-Australian writer and filmmaker who has contributed criticism to Alphaville, The Big Issue, British Film Institute, The Conversation, Metro, ScreenHub, Senses of Cinema, 4:3 and several edited collections. He teaches Screen Arts at Curtin University, from where he holds a PhD, and has worked as a translator, as an interpreter and as a presenter for the Japanese Film Festival in Perth.
Gabrielle has always had an unhealthy obsession with cinema. When she is not watching it, she’s either writing about it, talking about it or thinking about it. She has a Masters degree in film studies from Kingston University, London. Her writing regularly appears in Metro, Screen Education and Media Magazine (UK). She has also contributed to a wide range of other publications including Senses of Cinema and Little White Lies. She lives in Melbourne.
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.
Cerise Howard is a widely published New Zealand-born critic and co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque who co-founded the Czech and Slovak Film Festival of Australia and was its Artistic Director from 2013-2018.
A co-founder also of tilde: Melbourne’s Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival, she is an oft called-upon commentator on intersections of screen media, gender, sexuality and other matters. She is a regular broadcaster on 3RRR and has been a member of the International Jury Board of the East-West: Golden Arch Awards for its three editions to date. She is a Studio Leader at RMIT University, specialising in incubating film festivals and creatively contesting the canon.
Away from film, she plays bass for The HOMOsapiens, a Melbourne-based punk, performance art, queer rock band.
Adrian is Associate Professor, Cinema Studies and Media, in the School of Media and Communication, RMIT University. He is also co-curator of the Melbourne Cinémathèque, was an editor of Senses of Cinema from 2000 to 2014, and is the author or co-author of the following books: A Companion to Robert Altman (2015); American-Australian Cinema (2018); and Australian International Pictures, 1946-1975.
Emma Westwood is an author and broadcaster on cinema who has written a compendium book on Monster Movies, a monograph on David Cronenberg’s The Fly, co-written a monograph on John Frankenheimer’s Seconds and edited a book of essays on James Whale’s Bride of Frankenstein. She was a former co-host on Triple R’s Plato’s Cave film criticism show and podcast, and is now an occasional guest on the show’s new iteration as Primal Screen.
Stu is an AFCA accredited journalist. He likes movies, anime, and cats. He currently works in education and care, which he says is a lot of fun — just as much fun as watching movies, anime, and playing with cats.
A journalist based in Sale, Victoria, Tom’s name can often be seen attached to the latest film reviews in the Gippsland Times. He also contributes to Rating Frames and his personal blog, One Large Popcorn, Please! He has previously reviewed for SYN Media and The AU Review.
Dan is an AFCA accredited writer who has spent the better part of five years studying film and television, receiving a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts, majoring in film and video, at the end of 2007. Dan currently works in education but is still interested in all facets of the movie business. Oh, he also likes cats.
Seth Lukas Hynes is a writer, editor and film critic from the Yarra Valley. He runs a weekly film review column for the Star Mail newspaper group, has written newsletters and brochures for the Yarra Ranges Film Society, and has self-published several books of short fiction and essays.
Sean is a Melbourne-based film reviewer. From a young age, he’s had an obsession with cinema, much to the chagrin of his family who were annoyed by his habit to watch every single bonus feature of any DVD they ever rented from Video Ezy. He has a Bachelors in Screen Production from Swinburne University, is a contributing writer for Novastream Network and MovieBabble and is the creator/host of Another Bloody Movie Podcast.
I am a very passionate Melbourne based film lover who always views film as a tool for both entertainment but also feeling. I can usually be found hiding in row K of IMAX. Has never grown up since the release of Shrek 2 (2004).
Derek has been a working film critic in America and Australia for 25 years, writing initially for Rhode Island’s East Bay Newspapers and then for All Movie Guide for 11 years. Since 2014 he has been editor and chief critic for ReelGood.
Alexandra is a film critic, editor and consultant who has written five books on cult, horror, and exploitation film including Rap-Revenge Films: A Critical Study, Found Footage Horror Films: Fear and the Appearance of Reality and books on Suspiria, Ms. 45 and The Hitcher.
In 2019 she is releasing two new books, 1000 Women in Horror from Bear Manor Media, and Eyes Without Faces: marks and Horror Cinema from the University of Wales Press. She has recently co-edited books on Elaine May, the collaborative film work of Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani, and the catalogue for ACMI’s Wonderland exhibition. In 2018 she presided over the horror jury at Fantastic Fest in Texas, the biggest genre film festival in North America.
Read Alexandra’s work at www.thebluelenses.com, Senses of Cinema, Flicks, Endcrawl, Vulture, and New York Magazine. Alexandra is also a regular contributor of commentaries and liner notes to home entertainment releases from international companies including Arrow Video and Eureka, amongst others.
Bede is a writer, critic & podcast co-host for The Super Network (SuperMarcey.com) and the host of his solo podcast Bede Vs. The Living Dead. A major film lover since was young, he has wrote many reviews, articles and recorded audio/video reviews over the years. He loves all aspects of cinema from big budget blockbusters, arthouse indie fare, exploitation/genre films and everything else in between.
Peter Malone has been reviewing films continuously since 1968. Former Director of the Australian Catholic Film Office and head worldwide of OCIC (International Catholic Organisation for Cinema), 1998-2001, then of SIGNIS (World Catholic Association for Communication), 2001-2005. Has authored many books on film.
David Heslin is the editor of Metro, and previously served as an editor of Senses of Cinema. He has written on film for both publications as well as the Melbourne International Film Festival website and the 2018 ACMI / Thames & Hudson book Wonderland.
Deb Verhoeven is Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics at the University of Alberta. Prior to this position she was Associate Dean of Engagement at UTS. An agitator, commentator and critic, Deb is a longstanding advocate and leader in academic-screen industry engagement. She is Director of the Kinomatics Project (http://kinomatics.com), an interdisciplinary study that collects, explores, analyses and represents data about global film industries. She served as inaugural Deputy Chair of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (2008-2011) and as CEO of the Australian Film Institute (2000-2002).
Film Reviewer from Queensland, Australia & proud owner of Walkden Entertainment. Peter also also enjoy collecting everything relating to 4K, Blu-ray, DVD & Steelbooks. Spoiler Free Podcasts are Available on eight different platforms, including Google, Apple & Spotify.
Thomas Caldwell is a writer, broadcaster, film critic, public speaker and film programmer based in Melbourne, Australia. He can be heard reviewing films on Afternoons with Jacinta Parsons once a fortnight on ABC Radio Melbourne.
Glenn Dunks is a film and television critic from Melbourne, Australia. Across 15 years, his work has appeared across radio, print and podcasts, and he has won two Australian Film Critics Association Awards. As well as covering Australian, LGBTIQ and non-fiction film and TV for ScreenHub, Flicks Australia, The Big Issue, SBS, SameSame and Metro, he is the chief documentary reviewer for The Film Experience. He is a member of the prestigious FIPESCI organisation and has sat on juries at the San Francisco, Stockholm and Leipzig film festivals. In addition to his work as a critic, Glenn has worked across marketing for internationally-renowned events including the Asia Pacific Screen Awards and in 2017 he authored Cannes Film Festival: 70 Years for Wilkinson Publishing.
Find Glenn’s work at Metro Magazine, Paradise Magazine, ScreenHub, Flicks, Glenn-Dunks.com
Peter is a film critic, film journalist, film festival consultant and Q & A host. He is a member of FIPRESCI, having served on 3 International juries, and is the former Chair of AFCA. He hosts two two-hour weekly radio film shows, on WYN FM, 88.9 and AppleFM, 98.5 He is also a film judge for a number of organizations/events. He is also a member of the Australian Cinema Pioneers, and is on the committee of the Melbourne Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive.
Find Peter’s work on Movie Metropolis (YouTube), Movie Metropolis: WYN FM, 88.9, J-Air Jewish Internet Radio
Anne Rutherford is a freelance writer and film critic and an Adjunct Associate Professor in Cinema Studies at Western Sydney University. She is the author of What Makes a Film Tick (Peter Lang, 2011). Her film and art criticism has been published widely in academic books and journals and in magazines, including The Monthly, Australian Book Review (Arts), The Conversation, Metro Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Independent Film and Video Monthly, Art India, Real Time, Eyeline and numerous other contexts, including in catalogues for Sydney Biennale and Cannes Film Festival.
Spoiler-free reviews of a very random assortment of both modern and classic film titles released either theatrically or via DVD, Blu-ray and Digital. Physical media releases from Australian and overseas labels are covered in-depth with a detailed summary of picture and sound quality in addition to bonus material, including cover art/design and packaging.
“Arnie” (as he is known to his friends) is a co-founder and editor of Rating Frames. He is a former RMIT Communications student who majored in Media studies, and also completed his Honours in Communications.
He has also written for FilmInk, writes for SYN Media, and RMIT Catalyst (where he was a Film/Music + Culture Editor). He has also interned for AACTA in their Awards Department
Sig cam to Australia from the United States and had many years experience as a high school music and media studies teacher. Sig is in his 29th continuous year of producing and presenting ‘Sig’s Flicks’ on 88.6 Plenty Valley FM in Melbourne’s north east.
Rotten Tomatoes-approved Film Critic who arrives for the love of genre and stays for the pull of human drama.