Mark Hobin

Fast Film Reviews

San Francisco, CA, United States

Mark Hobin is the founder of Fast Film Reviews – a site inspired by people who enjoy pithy film criticism. Quality not quantity is the focus. Reviews rarely extend beyond 600 words. A freelance writer who hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, he has been blogging since November 2009. With an emphasis on current releases, he still holds a special place in his heart for classic Hollywood pictures – Hitchcock is a favorite. It was apparent Mark would be a critic from the very first time he threw his pureed sweet potatoes on the floor in disgust. His love of the cinema sprang from memorable trips to the theater at a very young age. Film commentary naturally followed and he’s been giving his opinion to anyone who will listen ever since.

Mark is also an avid music lover and can name the artist of any song that has ever hit #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. He appreciates all music genres but is especially taken with the electronic dance music of artists like Daft Punk, and Cut Copy. When he isn’t sitting in a darkened movie house, he enjoys dining out more frequently than he cares to admit, playing trivia at the pub, and personally answering every comment he is honored to get on his blog.

Favorite Films: Alien, Amadeus, Back to the Future, Ben-Hur (1959), Brazil, Die Hard, Donnie Darko, The Fifth Element, Ghostbusters, Gladiator, GoodFellas, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, It’s a Wonderful Life, Kramer vs. Kramer, Marty, Metropolitan, Notorious, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Rebecca, Schindler’s List, The Shawshank Redemption, A Simple Plan, Slumdog Millionaire, Star Wars, Superman (1978), To Kill A Mockingbird, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Wizard of Oz, Yellow Submarine, Young Frankenstein

Favorite Actors: Amy Adams, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Cate Blanchett, Colin Firth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Dustin Hoffman, Edward Norton, Emily Blunt, Emily Mortimer, Harrison Ford, Humphrey Bogart, Irene Dunne, Jack Nicholson, James McAvoy, James Stewart, Jason Statham, Jean Arthur, John Malkovich, Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Laura Linney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Marion Cotillard, Meryl Streep, Naomi Watts, Peter Sarsgaard, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Ryan Gosling, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks

Twitter Handle: @Mark_Hobin
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