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  • Neil Baker

    Neils passion for film began in childhood, spending every Saturday afternoon in his local cinema. As he grew, his love of film grew with him, developing a particular interest in world cinema, LGBTQ+ representation and cinema as a medium for social change. Finally, in 2019 Neil brought his personal love of film to the internet, launching Cinerama Film as a not for profit online magazine and resource. Neil is also an equality and diversity practitioner, working across sectors to further build social inclusion.
  • Sabastian Astley

    Sab joined the Cinerama Film team in January 2021 and is currently studying film at University in London. Sab loves horror and all things strange. His favourite director is Yorgos Lanthimos, and he's always looking out for interesting new features and documentaries to highlight.
  • Agnes Sajti

    Agnes joined Cinerama Film Online in August 2020 as a volunteer writer. Agnes studied at Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, achieving a Masters degree in Film Studies. Her specialist interest in film focuses on Hollywood's golden era, Pre-Code films and film noir. Agnes currently writes monthly articles for both our retrospective page and curated collections. Her work exploring many of the golden age movies that have become the templates for modern film, while also exploring lesser-known film classics.

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Star ratings are a mere guide; based solely on the reviewer’s views and the film’s place within the broader genre it inhabits. Our reviews always provide a balanced perspective, allowing the reader to make up their own mind before seeing the movie. We reject clickbait reviews and simplistic, lazy criticism. 

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Outstanding, innovative, fresh and engaging, we think it’s unmissable. 

★★★★ 

Great, innovative and very nearly outstanding, we highly recommend it.

★★★

Good, interesting and entertaining. 

★★

Average and largely uninspiring. 

Below Average, flawed and disappointing.

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