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Member Profiles

Kristen Lopez

MEDIA AFFILIATION
Journeys in Classic Film
ENI
Awards Circuit
Cinema Sentries
Classic Flix

LOCATION
Rocklin, CA, USA

ABOUT KRISTEN
I’m a college student currently attempting to obtain my Masters in English. In the expansive free time I have (note sarcasm), I write about movies…a lot. I got my start working at Entertainment News International where I’ve been their film critic for almost ten years. Since then I’ve started my own blog, Journeys in Classic Film, devoted to classic cinema. I’m also the Historical Circuit writer for Awards Circuit.com, and the Associate Editor at ClassicFlix. When I’m not watching movies I’m reading books.

FAVORITES
Favorite Films: Almost Famous, Singin’ in the Rain, Anne of the Thousand Days, My Girl, Splendor in the Grass

Favorite Actors/Actresses: William Holden, Veronica Lake, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Marilyn Monroe

Alan Mattli

MEDIA AFFILIATION
Facing the Bitter Truth
The Zurich English Student

LOCATION
Luzern, Switzerland

ABOUT ALAN
I’ve started writing about film in 2008 and have managed to review every new release I see since the beginning of 2012. Aside from my writing, I’m currently studying English and theoretical film studies on the Master’s level at the University of Zurich.

FAVORITES
“Favourite films include: ‘Annie Hall’, ‘The Apartment’, ‘The Big Lebowski’, ‘Castle in the Sky’, ‘Un chien andalou’, ‘A Clockwork Orange’, ‘The Dirty Dozen’, ‘Double Indemnity’, ‘Down by Law’, ‘Les enfants du paradis’, ‘Le fantôme de la liberté’, ‘The Great Dictator’, ‘Gone with the Wind’, ‘Intolerance’, ‘M’, ‘The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance’, ‘Man with a Movie Camera’, ‘The Odd Couple’, ‘The Searchers’, ‘The Seventh Seal’, ‘Sunset Boulevard’, ‘Throne of Blood’, ‘Toy Story’, ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Favourite directors include: Woody Allen, Ingmar Bergman, Luis Buñuel, Marcel Carné, Charlie Chaplin, Joel and Ethan Coen, Clint Eastwood, John Ford, D. W. Griffith, Howard Hawks, Jim Jarmusch, Aki Kaurismäki, Buster Keaton, Stanley Kubrick, Akira Kurosawa, Martin Scorsese, Billy Wilder”

Sam Fragoso

MEDIA AFFILIATION
Movie Mezzanine

LOCATION
San Francisco, CA, USA

ABOUT SAM
Sam Fragoso is the founder and editor-in-chief of Movie Mezzanine. He has been writing about the art form of film since 2009 for numerous publications ranging from his past Internet home Duke & the Movies to the renowned U.K. magazine, Fan The Fire. Aside from being a writer, Sam is an unabashed nostalgist and illogical idealist.

FAVORITES
Favorite Movies: Annie Hall, 12 Angry Men, Blow Out, His Girl Friday, Taxi Driver, Manhattan, Bull Durham, Vertigo, Sweet Smell of Success, 8 1/2, Breathless

Daniel Green

DanielGreenMEDIA AFFILIATION
Cine Vue

LOCATION
London, UK

ABOUT DANIEL
Daniel Green is a freelance writer, critic and editor of UK film site CineVue. After working on a number of independent British documentaries including Three Miles North of Molkom and Starsuckers, Daniel went on to found CineVue back in April 2010. He has previously contributed to publications including Little White Lies and Time Out.

FAVORITES
Favorite Movies: Metropolis, Citizen Kane, Singin’ in the Rain, Throne of Blood, Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Aguirre the Wrath of God, Dawn of the Dead (1979), The Thing (1982), Dead Ringers

William Graham

MEDIA AFFILIATION
The Film Stage
Collider
Gosee Talk
Twitch Film
Critics Associated

LOCATION
Mesquite, TX, USA

Mel Valentin

MelValentinMEDIA AFFILIATION
Very Aware, Next Projection SF Station

LOCATION
San Francisco, CA, USA

ABOUT MEL
Mel Valentin hails from the great state of New Jersey. After attending NYU undergrad (politics and economics major, religious studies minor) and grad school (law), he decided a transcontinental move to California, specifically San Francisco, was in order. Since Mel began writing nine years ago, he’s written more than 1,600 film-related reviews and articles. He’s a member of the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and the Online Film Critics Society.

FAVORITES

  1. The Big Lebowski
  2. Vertigo
  3. Blade Runner
  4. Once Upon a Time in the West
  5. A Man Escaped
  6. The Conversation
  7. North by Northwest
  8. High and Low/Seven Samurai
  9. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  10. Singin’ in the Rain

The next 10: Tokyo Story, Diary of a Country Priest, Shadow of a Doubt, John Carpenter’s The Thing, Lawrence of Arabia, Rosemary’s Baby, Bride of Frankenstein, Alien/Aliens, The Godfather I-II, The Devil’s Backbone

David Ehrlich

MEDIA AFFILIATION
Film.com
Revere Shot

LOCATION
Brooklyn, NY, USA

ABOUT DAVID
David is the Senior Editor of Film.com and an M.F.A. Directing candidate at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. His interests include the New York Rangers, movies about movies, and regretting his personal bios.

FAVORITES
Favorite Movies: Favorite films: Close-Up, Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters, Ikiru, Sans Soleil, Lost in Translation, Aguirre: The Wrath of God

M. Enois Duarte

MEDIA AFFILIATION
High Def Digest

LOCATION
Woodburn, OR, USA

ABOUT M. ENOIS
A cinephile since childhood, M. Enois is a student of literature, film, art, philosophy, cultural history, and the sciences. Aside from chatting, discussing and writing all matters having to do with film, literature and culture, he also teaches those subjects professionally to eager minds hungry for more knowledge. In spare time, he can be seen either reading, watching movies or fiddling around with his home theater hobby. He aims to one day travel the world and drive the country in a pimped out RV.

FAVORITES
Although I love all genres of film, my specialty is in horror, science fiction, westerns and Exploitation Cinema, so I suppose those would qualify as my favorites.

I greatly admire films such as ‘Au revoir les enfants,’ ‘Alien,’ ‘Battleship Potemkin,’ ‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Metropolis,’ ‘Black Narcissus,’ ‘Bride of Frankenstein,’ ‘Black Sunday,’ ‘Branded to Kill,’ ‘Brazil,’ ‘Do the Right Thing,’ ‘Fanny and Alexander,’ ‘For a Few Dollars More,’ ‘The Great Silence,’ ‘Harold and Maude,’ ‘Halloween (1978),’ ‘The Incredibles,’ ‘Island of Lost Souls,’ ‘Jaws,’ ‘Lola Montès,’ ‘Last Year at Marienbad,’ ‘Let the Right One In,’ ‘The Name of the Rose,’ ‘On the Waterfront,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in the West,’ ‘The Passion of Joan of Arc,’ ‘Repo Man,’ ‘Santa Sangre,’ ‘The Silence,’ ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Solaris (1972),’ ‘Sunrise,’ ‘El Topo,’ ‘Videodrome,’ and ‘Wild Strawberries,’ just to name a few.

Jason Gorber

MEDIA AFFILIATION
Film Fest
Twitch Film

LOCATION
Toronto, ON, Canada

ABOUT JASON
An original member of the OFCS back in 1997, Jason Gorber is extremely pleased to be once again part of such an established and respected organization.

Jason Gorber is a veteran film critic, commentator and interviewer. A pioneer in online film criticism, his first professional reviews date back to the mid-90s. Jason has been formally accredited at the Toronto International Film Festival since 1997, and founded Filmfest.ca as a repository of coverage from that event.

Jason joined the TWITCH family in 2011 where he is now a featured critic covering a wide range of mainstream and independent documentaries and features, as well as conducting many interviews, disc reviews and reporting on news items.

Jason appears on CTV News Channel every Sunday evening, and also guests frequently during weekly broadcasts. In addition, he has also contributed freelance work for the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper, and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post/Moviefone. Jason has appeared on radio for both the CBC and Rogers, as well as on CBC’s The National. He is also host of the weekend film program on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

You can follow Jason on Twitter at @filmfest_ca, see his reviews linked from Rotten Tomatoes and Indiewire’s Criticwire.

Josh Spiegel

MEDIA AFFILIATION
Sound on Sight

LOCATION
Litchfield Park, AZ, USA

ABOUT JOSH
Josh Spiegel is a Phoenix, Arizona-based arts critic. Josh is the chief film critic and Film Editor for Sound on Sight, where he also hosts the Mousterpiece Cinema podcast, focusing on all films from the Walt Disney Company banner. He’s also one of the co-hosts of the Sound on Sight flagship podcast, along with site editor-in-chief Ricky Da Conceicao and colleague Simon Howell. Josh also writes a weekly column at The Pixar Times.

FAVORITES
Among my favorite films are Singin’ In The Rain, Duck Soup, A Matter of Life and Death, Pinocchio, There Will Be Blood, Fargo, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Shawshank Redemption, Memento, and The Insider (though there are many, many more I could list). I’m also an avid fan of TV, including Breaking Bad, Louie, Parks and Recreation, Bob’s Burgers, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Comedy Bang Bang, and more.

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