The current list of Film Critics Association UK members. If you would like to apply to become a member please visit the ‘Become a Member‘ page.


David Garlick

David is the founder of the Film Critics Association UK and editor of Filmhounds Magazine.

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Tessa Williams

Tessa has a degree in Film Studies from Aberystwyth University and a Master's in Scriptwriting. She is convinced she has seen 90% of films in existence and is always on the hunt for new ones, especially more like TENEBRAE. She is an avid film reviewer and writer, with reviews in publications such as Cinema Chords and Critical Popcorn.

Jed Wagman
Jed Wagman is currently News Editor at Filmhounds Magazine as well as Screen Editor at York Vision
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Kelechi Ehenulo
Kelechi Ehenulo is a Rotten Tomato approved freelance film critic and writer. She is the creator of Confessions From A Geek Mind with bylines for Film Stories, JumpCut Online, Set the Tape, VultureHound and FilmHounds Magazine.
Freda Cooper

A freelance film reviewer and writer for the past eight years, currently the resident film critic on BBC Surrey and BBC Sussex, as well a writing reviews for What To Watch and The People's Movies. Providing features and interviews for Yahoo Movies UK, Film Stories magazine, Zavvi, HeyUGuys and The Hollywood News.

Katie Hogan
Writing about film for over 10 years. As well as reviews, interviews, features and zines, Katie also covers film festivals, mainly around the UK.
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Maria Lattila

Maria has a degree in Film Studies and a deep love of cinema, especially horror films. She has been writing about film professionally since 2016 and her ramblings can now be found daily at whynow.

Katie Smith-Wong
British-born Chinese female film critic based in London. Wanting to raise awareness about Asian representation in not only mainstream media, but also film criticism, showing that diversity is the way forward in the entertainment industry.
Shelby Cooke

Shelby Cooke is a freelance film and cultural critic. She is a founding member, as well as the current head curator and Editor-in-Chief, of Film East, a Norwich-based film organisation. She has edited and contributed to two film criticism anthologies, Eating the Screen and Screen Dreams.

Luke Hearfield
Luke Hearfield has been discussing cinema for the past ten years. You can normally find him at an international film festival or predicting the Oscars. Three films that best describe his taste and personality would be; Parasite, Misery and Jurassic Park.
Latoya Austin
Latoya is a London based film reviewer and is the Founder of the online publication Franglais27 Tales. She has also written for Movie Marker and Filmotomy as well as covering UK and international film festivals. Latoya is a member of the Reclaim the Frame initiative, set up by Birds Eye View, to promote women in film.
Hannah Wales

Hannah is a London-based film critic and entertainment journalist. She is the creator and sole film reviewer for Miss Flicks and film critic for Pearl & Dean. She also writes film, TV and showbiz news for the agency Cover Media and her words have appeared on and Digital Spy.

Paul Klein

Film & Media Editor at NoMajesty an online publication, and as co-features editor at Filmhounds Magazine. 

Theo Fisher

Theo has been writing about film and tv for 3 years for websites including Jumpcut, Filmhounds, and We Have a Hulk, covering reviews, features and interviews. 

Martin Carr
Martin Carr is a freelance writer for We Got This Covered, Yahoo, Radio Times and Flickering Myth covering television shows, film releases and media interviews.
Nicola Austin
Nicola Austin is a digital marketer, freelance writer and Rotten Tomato approved reviewer based in Warwickshire. She's the editor for We Have A Hulk and has also written for Filmhounds Magazine, Radio Times, Fandom, SciFiNow, Hero Collector and Jumpcut Online. Loves discussing female representation in sci-fi, fantasy and horror.
Gavin Spoors
Gavin is a Staff Writer for Filmhounds Magazine as well as a freelance writer with bylines for FlipScreen, JumpCut Online and He has completed a Masters in Moving Image and Sound, and is currently working on screenplays and game narratives.
Freddie Deighton
Currently the Interviews Editor for FilmHounds Magazine, organising the talent time with various members of the cast and crew of small and big scale productions. Also writing reviews and features including coverage of the London Film Festival of 2021. Runs the YouTube channel, Deight Night Reviews, where he posts more long form and improvised reviews.
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Renato Vieira
Creator & EIC of the Ren Geekness Youtube Channel. Co-Host of the This Week in Geek Podcast. Critic & Features Writer at and FilmSpeak. Covering all in Movies & TV, from the biggest blockbusters to the smallest indie festivals darlings.
Mary Palmer
Garry Arnot
Edinburgh-based film critic and founder of Cinema Perspective.
Sam Comrie
Sam Comrie is a Games and Entertainment journalist based in Sheffield, UK. Having spent over five years gaining multiple film and creative media qualifications, he began a career in journalism back in 2018. Getting involved with award-winning entertainment brand JumpCut, Sam has produced over 150 episodes of the film review/news podcast JumpCast, as well as contributing as a writer. Previously oversaw the gaming-orientated sister site, JumpCut PLAY, as Editor-In-Chief.
Jasmine Valentine
Editor for FILMHOUNDS Magazine and The Indiependent, having contributed to publications including Little White Lies, Flickering Myth and Movie Marker.
Neil Baker
Neil is the founder and editor of Cinerama Film and a passionate advocate for diversity and inclusion in media and print. Neil launched Cinerama Film in February 2019 as a personal blog. Since then it has expanded year on year to become a global destination for reviews, festivals, interviews and news. Neil is passionate about independent film, LGBTQ+ representation and the provision of online space for emerging talent.
Kat Huges
Kat Hughes is a writer whose speciality lies within horror. A regular on the genre festival circuit Kat loves championing the freshest independent horror. Though her primary outlet is THN, Kat also has writing credits for Film Stories, Critical Popcorn, Filmhounds, The Companion and her personal blog Film Disclosure. 
Billie Walker
Billie Walker is a freelance culture and politics writer, whose had bylines in Cosmopolitan, Little White Lies and Refinery 29. Billie has a love for horror and a hatred for capitalist society which reflects strongly in her work. She is happiest in the sun with a dark novel and a bucket of olives.
Niall Browne

A Rotten Tomatoes approved critic and podcaster, Movies In Focus’ Niall Browne has written about film for over fifteen years. He has conducted interviews with key industry figures and covered entertainment and awards ceremonies such as the British Academy Film Awards and the BFI London Film Festival. 

William Stottor

Senior Staff Writer for Loud & Clear Reviews, currently living in London, with further words at Little White Lies, The Quietus, Flickfeast and Movie Marker

Nathanial Eker-Male
Nathanial Eker-Male is a freelance entertainment journalist based in London. He is a Features Writer for Screen Rant and has contributed to Filmhounds, Zavvi, The Indiependent, The UK Film Review, BBC Guernsey and more. He is particularly interested in disabled representation and has published additional academic writing on the topic.
James Rodrigues
For over 10 years, James has written reviews for The Reviewing Rodders. A passionate horror fan, he has covered film festivals such as Frightfest and Grimmfest while also contributing to sites such as Moving Pictures Film Club and Bloody Good Screen.
Rafa Sales Ross
Rafaela Sales Ross is a proud Brazilian living in Scotland. She has a Masters in Film and Visual Culture and has been researching the portrait of suicide on film for almost a decade.
Elliot Lines
Elliot is founder and lead editor of Film Focus Online.
Matt Hudson

Matt created What I Watched Tonight in 2016 as a space to voice his opinion on film. Since then, he has covered UK and international film festivals, and has been Rotten Tomatoes-approved since 2018

Steven Coker

Social Media Movie Reviewer on YouTube under the name of So Geeked About Movies

David Opie

David worked as Digital Spy's Deputy TV Editor for 3 years, and before that, he wrote about film, TV and music across a number of sites including INTO, Highsnobiety, Sight & Sound and Sleek Magazine. Passions include horror, superheroes and LGBTQ+ content, which is why he longs to see a Buffy-themed Rusical on Drag Race.

Jack Francis
Nottingham-based freelance film and TV writer with a master’s degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University. Passionate about all things moving image, from blockbuster cinema to prestige TV to the smallest of independent cinema. Published in Left Lion Magazine, IndieVisible Magazine and The Indiependent.
Chloe Leeson

Editor in chief of Screen Queens & horror critic, North-East.

Matthew Turner

Matthew Turner is a film critic, author (What To Watch When) and podcaster (Fatal Attractions, a podcast on erotic thrillers), as well as the creator of #PreCodeApril. He’s been a professional film critic since 2000 and has written for a wide variety of publications, including Empire, Total Film and iNews. His favourite film is Vertigo and he hasn’t missed an episode of EastEnders since 1998.

Dallas Knight
Ryan Leston
Entertainment Journalist and Film Critic at IGN and /Film. Has been in the industry for 10 years with bylines at Yahoo! Movies UK, The Guardian, The Telegraph, and more. Determined to get out to more film festivals."
Joseph Owen

Publications : The Quietus, MUBI Notebook, Cinema Year Zero, photogénie, The Upcoming, The Playlist, We Love Cinema, Culture Whisper

Joseph Owen is a research fellow at University of Southampton. Since 2016, he has attended international film festivals as a critic and journalist, covering Cannes, Locarno, Berlin, Venice, Rotterdam, and Cairo. Joseph is currently turning his doctoral thesis on modernism into a book. He writes arts, film, and literary criticism.

Chris Gelderd
A film critic, blogger and founder of GelNerd’s World packed full of movie reviews, news and features. Also writes for top publications such as Flickering Myth and Filmhounds. With a BA in Media & Film, the magic of the movies (and sweet popcorn) is what he lives for.
Dominic Hastings
Dominic Hastings is a freelance film critic, based in rainy Manchester, and often regarded as an “action film expert” within his writing. Having previously featured in The Digital Fix, Ultimate Action Movie Club, Coastal House Media, Nerdly, HC Movie Reviews, and Set The Tape
Tash Jagger
Tash is a film journalist with 5 years experience. Her bylines include: Little White Lies, NME, Digital Spy, Film Stories and many more.
James Hanton
James is the Lead Film Editor for The Indiependent. He also has bylines in The Guardian, The Quietus, WhatCulture, Outtake Mag and Starburst Magazine UK. He is an avid film and television fan who also loves music. James has been nominated for PPA Scotland's Young Journalist of the Year Award twice, in 2019 and 2021.
Rachel Pronger
Rachel Pronger is a writer and curator, specialising in film, visual art and cultural history. Her by-lines include The Guardian, BBC Culture, Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, Little White Lies and Elephant Art. She is also co-founder of feminist film collective Invisible Women. 
Dominic Corr
Dominic is a freelance film and theatre critic and writer based in Scotland, writing for Scottish publications The Wee Review and The Skinny for nearly a decade, as well as the women in cinema focused In Their Own League. Has keen fervours for animation, fantasy, horror and covering film festivals.
Josh Barton
Founder and film critic at Barton Reviews, based in Chesham. Also written for JumpCut Online and The Torch Entertainment Guide.
A.J. Black
A. J. Black is a freelance writer & author of books including Myth-Building in Modern Media & The Cinematic Connery. Rotten Tomatoes verified, he has written for among others The Quietus, The Companion & Escapist Magazine. He writes primarily on film, television and broader popular culture.
Jenna Scott
An entertainment journalist based in Scotland with a background in Film & Visual Culture. I currently write reviews, feature pieces and cover interviews across several outlets.
Kevin Stewart
Kevin is a huge movie fan with a particular love for horror, superhero, and 80s movies. He's been a full-time writer since 2013 and has produced content for a wide variety of entertainment websites around the world. He is based in North East England.
Daniel Allen
Daniel Allen is a film critic and journalist based in England who loves cinema and writing about movies. He launched his film blog, The Cinematic Sense, in August 2019 and has also written for publications including Loud and Clear (where he is a staff writer), The Quietus and Film Stories.
Charlie McGivern
Manchester based Film & TV Journalist, published in Filmhounds and Get Your Comic On.
Cara McWilliam-Richardson
Cara is a passionate cinephile who can be found either watching films or writing about them. She loves films so much that she has even dabbled in filmmaking and was once nominated for Outstanding Female Filmmaker. She currently writes reviews for several publications as well as her own film review blog.
Roger Palmer
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Amy Smith
Dave Manson
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John Townsend

Freelance film writer for around 10-years, passionate about horror and found footage fan. Currently lead writer at Starburst Magazine providing reviews, features and interviews.

Laura Venning
Conor Riley

Conor is an award-nominated filmmaker who has been a published film critic for over fifteen years. Founder & Editor for Cinamore.

Charlie Gardiner

Charlie (she/her), London based critic. Hugely passionate about animation but covers all film types.

John McDonald
Film obsessed and an activist for going to the cinema on your own, loves nothing better than getting lost in a film and being able to creatively decipher its hidden meaning through the art of writing, whilst also incorporating a little bit of myself into those words
Jake Gill
Jake is a Manchester-based film journalist with a Master’s degree in History. He has contributed to publications including Filmhounds, WhatCulture, The Film Magazine and more, covering prestigious events including the Cannes Film Festival and the BFI London Film Festival.
Scott Davis

Freelance Film/TV Critic - Interviewer/ Social content producer at HeyUGuys, Reviews Editor at The People's Movies and  Host of Those Aren't Pillows Podcast

Chris Connor
Darryl Griffiths
A Rotten Tomatoes approved writer based in the West Midlands, working at the only independent cinema in the Black Country called Light House Wolverhampton. Previously a BIFA (British Independent Film Awards) Champion alongside being on the jury for the Midlands Movies Awards and Wolverhampton Film Festival.
Kyle Pedley
Yasmine Kandil

Yasmine Kandil is a British-Egyptian Film Critic. She is the Senior Film Critic at DiscussingFilm, having covered festival such as Cannes, Venice, SXSW and LFF. When she is not writing, she can be found on set as a trainee Assistant Director.

Phil Edwards

Founder, Film Critic and Editor-In-Chief for Live for Films - Top 10 Film Blog and one of the Top 33 social media influencers in the movie business.

Craig McKenzie
Rhys Bowen Jones
Charlotte Colombo
Charlotte is a London-based Staff Writer for The Digital Fix, covering new releases and everything MCU. You can find her on Twitter being chronically online, and also has bylines in VICE, Glamour, The Independent, Insider, Metro UK, and The Daily Dot amongst others.
Jordan King
Paul Tanter
Also a filmmaker, Paul is a writer with bylines in Total Film magazine, Film Stories magazine,, Heyuguys and Jumpcut Online, covering features, interviews and reviews. He is also the creator of the Talking Bottom podcast and author of the book “Talking Bottom: A Guide to the Cult Sitcom”.
Sarah Manvel
Sarah Manvel is the author of You Ruin It When You Talk (Open Pen, 2020). She is also a Rotten Tomatoes-approved freelance film critic for a variety of sites. She is a dual Irish and American citizen and lives in London.
Emma Flint
Experienced genderfluid freelance journalist, specialising in entertainment. Really keen to explore film and television social commentary, and its impact on marginalised audiences.
Lyanna Hindley

Lyanna is a horror fanatic who currently works as a digital creator for Mor Media/ Cornwall Film Festival. She also co-hosts the White Noise podcast and acts as Editor in Chief of Obscur Media.

Neil Vagg

London-based writer and podcaster with 10 years experience navigating the worlds of film, tv and comic book journalism.

Olivia-Anne Cleary

Olivia-Anne Cleary is a senior editor and writer from London. With near 10 years' experience in print and digital journalism, she focuses on all things TV and film. Her bylines include The New York Times, British Vogue, InStyle, and Vulture. Olivia specialises in celebrity profiles and culture-led features. During her time as Bustle UK's Senior News Editor, she transformed the website's entertainment vertical. She carried out high-profile interviews with Emma Thompson, Gillian Anderson, Kate Hudson, Nicola Coughlan, Aimee Lou Wood, Penn Badgley, Nazanin Boniadi, Harry Lawtey, Charithra Chandran, and many others.

Sarah Buddery

Sarah is a UK based film writer and podcaster who specialises in deep dives and analysis. She can often be found somewhere on the internet evangelising about why Jaws is the greatest film ever made.

Sarah Williams

As an avid fan of films and television, Sarah enjoys talking to her followers on her YouTube channel about the most recent releases as well as those much loved fan favourites.

Rebecca Sayce

freelance entertainment journalist based in the West Midlands. Covering everything from breaking news to reviews, interviews, features, and more, and have written for the likes of Metro UK, Digital Spy, Screen Rant, Filmhounds, WhatCulture, Ghouls Magazine, and Moving Pictures Film Club.

Katherine Prentice

Currently co-features editor at Filmhounds Magazine, Katherine has a film studies degree from the University of Glasgow and is starting her thesis on representations of disability in modern horror this year.

Connor Lightbody

Connor is a film critic based in the North East who covers film festivals

Clotilde Chinnici

Clotilde’s love for film began at a very young age with the Disney cartoons she would watch over and over. After graduating with a BA in Film from King’s College London, Clotilde started working in film production and entertainment journalism while developing a deeper understanding of film movements and trends.

Tom Spoors

Staff Writer for Loud and Clear Reviews and host of the We Are Not Reviewers podcast. Based in Liverpool, England. Writes about anything film and TV related with a particular passion for ranting about animated superhero films.

Graeme Strachan

A critic and journalist of almost 20 years, working in the areas of theatre and video game critique. Now covering film for The Wee Review.

Matt Taylor
Eve Crosbie

Eve is an Entertainment Reporter for Insider and covers movies, TV, and celebrity news. She has previously written for Cosmopolitan, PopSugar, and HELLO! Magazine.

Martin Shore
Martin is currently a Staff Writer for What To Watch, where he currently covers TV and Movie news and features. He's also freelanced for TechRadar Gaming, Filmhounds, WhatCulture, and Film Stories.

Sean Wilson
Chris Tilly
Athina Clarke

Freelance film reviewer based in the Midlands. Member of Reclaim the Frame and Film Independent. Passionate about accurate and diverse autistic and ADHD representation in film and TV. Strongly believes there is a The Simpsons quote for every occasion.

Philip Bagnall

London-based film critic, currently contributes to Loud and Clear Reviews, Scannain, and The 250 Podcast. Co-host of 'Culture Corner' on Radio Harrow. Likes a good film festival, usually hates most of the films they show. Have interviewed Russell Crowe and Mike Leigh, and lived to tell the tale.