Meet the Team

Lydia

Editor in Chief

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I am a Media and Social Change student at Ohio University. I've been running the film review account @buffedfilmbuff on Instagram since 2017. I've wanted to make a website for quite a while, and thankfully I've found some great collaborators who seek to devote the same time and energy to this passion as I do. Some of my favorite films include Phantom Thread (2017), Night on Earth (1991), Burning (2018), and Inside Llewyn Davis (2013). I'm not very technical, but I'm of the opinion that all a critic really needs are empathy and some writing chops. Vive le cinéma!

Letterboxd: @buffedfilmbuff

Twitter: @lydsmth

Chance

Assignment Editor

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I started writing about movies when I was twelve and have been desperately trying to make myself stop ever since. Despite the fact that I have the background and the education to write about better movies, I refuse to shut up about westerns, messy trash, and, most respectably, leftist cinema. Among the most essential of my favorite movies are Miami Vice (2006), Barry Lyndon (1975), The Handmaiden (2016), and Yojimbo (1961). Outside of this, I write narrative fiction, listen to Talking Heads, and tweet about the Muppets.

Letterboxd: @chance_rev

Read my Muppet tweets: @chance_rev

Ella

Staff Writer

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I am a freelance film journalist and aspiring film historian. My passion lies in film education and dissecting film history through an intersectional feminist lens. I hope to one day inspire the passion I have for film in others. Although I’m always discovering a new filmic obsession, classic Hollywood has my heart. Some of my favorite directors include Agnès Varda, Park Chan-wook, Todd Haynes, Stanley Donen, and Jane Campion. You can find me on Instagram and Letterboxd @ellasolenne.

Hèctor

Staff Writer

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I am a Puerto Rican chemical engineering student and freelance film critic with a great passion for the 1960s and horror cinema. I started review writing in January 2021. Some of my favorite films are Raw (2016), The Green Ray (1986), and Eyes Without a Face (1960).  Instagram: @hectorhareviews 

Letterboxd: @hectorha

Twitter @hector__ha 

Other work: https://linktr.ee/hectorha .

Jocelyn

Staff Writer

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Heyo! I am a web developer and part-time library assistant with a huge thing for films, books, and music. I am also currently pursuing a multitude of things in university at the moment, including film, computer science, and mathematics. In my spare time, I love to collect vinyl records, play video games with friends, and go down the rabbit hole on the internet. Some of my favorite films include Charade (1963), Baby Driver (2017), and Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019). Oh, and I'm obsessed with noodles. 

Letterboxd: @Noodulz

Max

Staff Writer

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I am Australian, with a flipping big love for film, TV, literature and the arts. Mainly the art of storytelling. I am an aspiring filmmaker, with my major inspirations being David Lynch, Charlie Kaufman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Bill Hader, Bong Joon-Ho, the Safdie Brothers, Park Chan-Wook and Edgar Wright. 

What I love most in a movie is for it to hold a tight grip on me and fiddle with my emotions at the artist’s will. I want to feel impacted by a story, in any way, shape or form. It’s an impact I’m looking for, as well as a deep work of artistic sense, storytelling and thematic exploration. 

Instagram: @reviewthebacon23 & @the_perks_of_being_kevin_bacon

Letterboxd: @ReviewtheBacon

Nick

Staff Writer

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I'm a Psychology and Narrative Sociology of Television double major at Indiana University. I've always enjoyed writing critically and analytically about media, be it movies, TV, music, or video games. Over the past few years, I've fallen in love with TV as a medium and all the creative possibilities that come with such a long-form format and even decided to create my own major around it. My favorite shows include Succession, Community, Derry Girls, and The Wire. Outside of that, you can find me playing music on student radio, intermittently talking about music on Instagram, and dressing like Kramer from Seinfeld. 

Letterboxd: @nzidares 

Twitter: @nickziddy

Raghav

Staff Writer

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I’m always writing about a lot of things, but it’s a constant delight to write about the cinematic medium, a vast and beautiful horizon constantly expanding in new and glorious directions. I’m eternally trying to branch out toward all of them, but a quick scan of my favorites at the moment includes Yi Yi (2000), Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974), and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (2019) which I sometimes think is the best film ever made. Along with doing freelance work, I work as an arts/culture writer for The Grape at Oberlin College where I study film and journalism. Other times, I usually have my headphones in and am scouting the area for local jazz shows.

Instagram: @off._thewall
Letterboxd: @blueskyrevisit
Twitter: @mutuallyslumped

Sophie

Staff Writer

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I am a high school junior who plans to study journalism or film/video production. I thoroughly enjoy psychological thrillers, comedies, and mockumentaries. My favorite movies are Silence of the Lambs (1991), The Shining (1980) and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). I love photography and developing film, which sounds strange because it is by far the most tedious part, but the satisfaction of a perfectly developed roll of film is unmatched. 

Letterboxd: @sophie_glassman

Twitter: @sophie_glassman

Spencer

Staff Writer

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I love movies, and I have ever since I can remember. Some of my favorite films and influences come from Charlie Kaufman, Denis Villeneuve, Richard Linklater, and Stanley Kubrick. I'm also very involved in music in my free time. I play several instruments, including piano, guitar, bass, and drums. For that reason, I love a good movie score.

Instagram: @spenc_bowden

Letterboxd: @spncrwbowden

Thompson

Staff Writer

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I am a high school senior and the editor-in-chief of my school‘s newspaper, Horizon. The pandemic drove me to immerse myself in film and I was given the platform to write about it in the editorial section of Horizon. Some of my favorite movies are Moonrise Kingdom (2012), Apocalypse Now (1979), and Donnie Darko (2001), and my favorite directors include Denis Villeneuve, Wes Anderson, and Hayao Miyazaki. Along with film, I have a passion for political opinion writing.

Letterboxd: @thompson_19