Robert Wallis

The Metropolist
Of All the Film Blogs

London, England, United Kingdom

Rob began reviewing on his site, Of All the Film Blogs (, back in 2012 and currently also writes for The Metropolist (, a London-based culture site. He was formerly Official Sidekick AKA Deputy Editor at superhero/comic book fan-site A Place to Hang Your Cape ( and has also written for WhatCulture, Yahoo! Movies, and theatre review site What’s Peen Seen (now defunct).

He has a BA in English & Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, an MA in Screenwriting from the London Film School, and a rarely-used CELTA. He also enjoys open-world video games, like the GTA, Bioshock, and Fallout series, and 20th Century poetry, including Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, and Sylvia Plath. He also has a beard, which is, as of writing this, resplendent. He may need to work on his use of subordinate clauses.

Favorite Films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Sunset Boulevard, The Breakfast Club, Whiplash, In Bruges, The Long Good Friday, Stories We Tell, Mona Lisa, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, Brazil, The Before Trilogy, It Follows, To Be or Not To Be, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Barry Lyndon, Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Johnny Guitar, Citizen Kane, Miller’s Crossing, Quiz Show, The Earrings of Madam De…, Foxcatcher

Favorite Actors: Bob Hoskins, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Newman, Jodie Foster, Humphrey Bogart, Cate Blanchett, James Dean, Gene Hackman, Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Kevin Spacey, Joseph Cotten, Michael Caine, Katherine Hepburn Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Peter Sellers, Geoffrey Rush

Favorite Directors: Francis Ford Coppola, Terrence Mallick, David Cronenberg, Yasujirô Ozu, Richard Linklater, Robert Altman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ernst Lubitsch, Hideo Nakata, Damien Chazelle, Billy Wilder, Lynne Ramsay, Lone Scherfig, The Coen Brothers, George Cukor, Joon-ho Bong, Sydney Lumet, Sarah Polley, Steven Spielberg, Werner Herzog

Favorite Writers: Charlie Kauffman, Martin McDonagh, Aaron Sorkin, Joseph Leo Mankiewicz, Amy Jump, Alan Ball, Nora Ephron, William Goldman, Ben Hecht, Woody Allen, Robert Benton

Favorite Techs: Roger Deakins, Sally Menke, Stan Winston, Carter Burwell, Thelma Schoonmaker, Jack Pierce, Michael Wilkinson, Emmanuel Lubezki, John Barry, Anne V. Coates, Joe Letteri, Milena Cannonero, Gregg Toland, Alan Silvestri, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis, Bruno Delbonnel, Disasterpeace, Howard Shore

Twitter Handle: @robertmwallis
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