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My film and television reviews, for outlets including Empire, Stylist, The New Arab, Time Out, i paper, IGN and others, can be found via my Tomato-meter approved profile on Rotten Tomatoes.

In 2020, I was welcomed into the Film Section of the London Critics' Circle, joining the awards committee. As well as advocating for better diversity inside the circle, I set up the LFF Critics Support Fund to provide financial aid to critics from low-income backgrounds and outside of London. 

Below is a selection of critical essays and reports on cinema.

Asthma portrayals on screens are problematic. It's time for change.

Asthma portrayals on screens are problematic. It's time for change.

For Hollywood, scary AI is an old trope_edited

For Hollywood, scary AI is an old trope. It's now a true threat.

Why 'Renfield's narcissistic count fits perfectly into Dracula's film history

Why 'Renfield's narcissistic count fits perfectly into Dracula's film history

Jeremy Strong and Hollywood's most extreme actors

Jeremy Strong and Hollywood's most extreme actors

Cannibalism is consuming pop culture_edited

Cannibalism is consuming pop culture

She Said and the films taking on abusive men

She Said and the films taking on abusive men

Avatar 2: What is the future for visual effects?

Avatar 2: What is the future for visual effects?

Why Lady Macbeth is literature's most misunderstood villain

Why Lady Macbeth is literature's most misunderstood villain

The River

BFI video essay on Jean Renoir's The River

Inside Cinema

Inside Cinema: Strong Female Characters for BBC iPlayer

The Arbor

Introduction to The Arbor for BFI Player

In The Heights

In The Heights And The New Golden Age Of Musicals

The Mauritanian

The Mauritanian: Exposing Life Inside The World's Most Notorious Prison

White Fang

White Fang: The Timeless Appeal of One-Man-And-Dog Movies

African Apocalypse

African Apocalypse: The Real Heart of Darkness

chadwick boseman

Chadwick Boseman: A Film Icon Who Changed Hollywood

Easy A

Easy A: How Teen Movies Became Hooked On Classic Lit

MCU

How The MCU Helped Comfort Me Through My Grief

Love & Basketball

Love & Basketball: The Film That Changed How We See Sport

Goodfellas

Goodfellas: The Making of One Of Cinema's Greatest Shots

Clueless

How Clueless Transformed The Movie Makeover

Misbehaviour

Misbehaviour: Can Beauty Pageants Ever Be Empowering?

David Copperfield

Is It Time The All-White Period Drama Should Become Extinct?

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