I’ve been a freelance journalist since November 2000, when I found myself writing for the late and much-lamented film magazine Hotdog. Since then, I’ve written for a variety of magazines and websites over the years – including SFX, Total Film, DVD Review, Starburst, Film4.Com, X-Pose, What DVD, Turner Classic Movies, and DVD Next – and I also branched out into the world of magazine sub-editing, working mainly on listings magazines like What’s On TV.

In 2006 I moved outside of London, and in 2008 I decided to shift my focus away from journalism towards freelance proofreading. Since then, I’ve principally written for UK genre magazine SFX, covering books, comics and audio dramas for them (and the occasional film), and I’m also one of the contributors to the 2014 reference book The Science Fiction Chronicles, published by Aurum Press.

On this section of the site you’ll find links to a selection of articles from my time as a film journalist, as well as some of my SFX reviews and other artefacts from my freelance writing career.

ARTICLES: 

Atom Bomb Blues – The Birth of the Watchmen (SFX, 2009)
The Star Wars Effect (SFX, 2007)
Transmission, Interrupted: The 2007 TV Review (Vector, 2007)
Collector’s Additions: Mindwarp Cinema (DVD Review, 2007)
Say Hello, Wave Goodbye: The Greatest Movie Openings and Endings (DVD Now, 2005)
DVD Collections: Disaster Movies (Hotdog, 2005)
Hail Messiah! – A Guide to Cinematic Saviors (DVD Review, 2005)
Light at the End of the Tunnel? – The 2005 Summer Blockbuster Season Review (Hotdog, 2005)
Batman: The Vehicles (A User’s Guide) (Hotdog, 2005)
The Secret History of Monsters (Hotdog, 2005)
Superheroes Made Easy! (DVD Review, 2005)
The House that Jack Built – An Interview with Alan Moore (What DVD, 2005)
The Ultimate Horror All-Nighter (DVD Review, 2004)
DVD Collections – Documentaries (Hotdog, 2004)
Don’t You Forget About Me – A Brief History of the Brat Pack (DVD Review, 2004)
DVD Collections – Rock Stars (Hotdog, 2004)
Take Two – The Art of Movie Remakes (DVD Review, 2004)
When Titans Clash! – Marvel vs DC (DVD Review, 2004)
Bat to Basics – The history of Tim Burton’s Batman (Hotdog, 2003)

 

INTERVIEWS:

Behind the Scenes – Make-Up & Creature F/X Artist Stephen Bettles (Hotdog, 2001)
Breaking the Rules – Roger Avary on The Rules of Attraction (Total Film, 2003)
Hugo Weaving on The Matrix Reloaded (FilmFour.Com, 2004)
Eric Bana on Troy (FilmFour.Com, 2004)
Quentin Tarantino on Kill Bill Vol. 2 (FilmFour.Com, 2004)
Five-Spot: Ray Harryhausen (Hotdog, 2005)
Guillermo Del Toro’s Golden Rules of Horror (Hotdog, 2006)
Christopher Nolan on The Prestige (FilmFour.Com, 2006)
Toro! Toro! Toro! – Guillermo Del Toro on Pan’s Labyrinth (Hotdog, 2006)
Falling Down – Tarsem Singh on The Fall (SFX, 2007)

 

REVIEWS:

Here’s a small selection of some of the reviews I’ve written for SFX over the years:

Comics – Miracleman – A Dream of Flying
Comics – Hawkeye 
Comics – Casanova Vol III: Avaritia
DVD/Blu-Ray – The Mad Max Trilogy
Books – Tigerman by Nick Harkaway
Comics – The Complete Bad Company
Books – Under the Dome by Stephen King
Books – Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
Books – Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Books – Red Seas, Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Books – The Fuller Memorandum by Charles Stross

 

Between 2003 and 2008 I wrote nearly 150 movie reviews for Channel4.Com, and you’ll find links to some of them below:

Aaltra
Ab-Normal Beauty
Blood and Chocolate
Callas Forever
Carnages
The Cuckoo
The Dark
Darkness
Five
Flight of the Red Balloon
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
Infernal Affairs III
In My Skin
Iqbal
Looney Tunes – Back in Action
Merci, Docteur Rey
Mona Lisa Smile
The Other Side of the Bed
Radio
Red Eye
R-Point
Spirit Trap
Taxi
Tell Me Something
Vital
Vodka Lemon