This is the third installment of my interview series, where I speak with a noted member of the online film community. Today’s guest:
Charlie Lyne is a London-based film critic and filmmaker whose professional career started with the launch of his successful blog Ultra Culturein 2008. Following that, he directed the documentary Beyond Clueless, a video essay which traces the psychology and world of the teen film. Most recently, Lyne made waves when he protested a law which requires all films exhibited in the United Kingdom to carry a rating (or certificate) from the BBFC. Finding this ordinance (and its accompanying entry fee to simply submit a movie) unfair, Lyne spoke out by sending the BBFC a project called Paint Drying, in which he filmed a wall with white paint for ten hours without interruption. They had to classify it.
This is the second installment of my interview series, where I speak with a fellow online film critic. Today’s guest:
Calling Jonathan Paula simply “a film critic” downplays the total reach of his work. The owner of Jogwheel Productions, a set of YouTube channels, Paula has been involved with numerous different YouTube shows, from being the camera guy and editor on Is it a Good Idea to Microwave This?, to the host of the let’s play series Game Time, to The World According to Jon, where he simply offers his opinions (or rants) on a piece of recent news. But his biggest project right now is arguably Movie Night, a weekly series where he reviews a handful of movies under a central theme. Featuring viewer feedback on each title, Paula has crafted a unique format that makes his show one worth returning to. He recently agreed to an interview with the site. Here it is:
In what will hopefully be a recurring segment, I interview an online film critic about movies, their views, and the direction of online movie reviewing. My work as in interviewer might be a little rough here, as it’s the first one. Today’s guest: