Welcome to I Heart The Talkies!
The site: In February 2010 I decided that I was going to review every film I see at the cinema. Since then, I Heart The Talkies has expanded to increase its scope. Below are the different categories you will find on the site.
Reviews – the latest releases, re-releases, DVD releases, plus special screenings, and the occasional low-budget or short film.
Reports – short accounts of film events, press conferences and the like.
Articles – usually highly subjective features about film-related subjects.
Trailers – trailers, film clips, posters, and other offerings to appease the PR gods.
Festivals – coverage of the London Film Festivals and others.
Me: I was awarded my PhD in 2012. I have great affection for 1980s popular culture, milkshakes, and animals who talk and/or wear clothes. Unsurprisingly, I love watching films; my predilection is for mainstream Hollywood over art house and world cinema, but I do try to widen my scope now and again. You can read my other online articles here:
‘Clip Joint: Five of the best creatures in 80s fantasy cinema’, The Guardian, July 2013: http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblog/2013/jul/24/clip-joint-five-creatures-80s-fantasy
‘Tara Ghai on the masterpiece that is Bonnie and Clyde (1967)’, Jameson Cult Film Club, November 2010: http://jamesoncultfilmclub.com/2010/11/05/guest-blog-tara-ghai-on-the-masterpiece-that-is-bonnie-and-clyde-1967/
‘Two Film Adaptations of Lord of the Flies: A Comparative Review’ – William Golding Official Website, November 2010: http://www.william-golding.co.uk/influences/flies-film-essay.aspx
If you want to send press releases, merchandise or abuse, email me at: iheartthetalkies at gmail dot com. I can’t promise I will respond to the abuse.