Courtney Howard

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Courtney Howard
Variety
She Knows
Awards Circuit

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Burbank, CA, United States

ABOUT COURTNEY HOWARD
Born and raised in Northern California, Courtney has had a love of Hollywood ever since seeing her first film in theaters at age 6 (‘E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial’). In 8th grade she was voted most likely to work with the Hollywood elite, and was the only girl in her high school to have a subscription to Entertainment Weekly. Majoring in film at BIOLA University taught her more about the movie making craft and film theory. She also possesses a wealth of useless knowledge of celebrities’ careers and personal lives, which she put to good use during tryouts for the VH1 game show ‘The World Series Of Pop Culture.’ Courtney now resides in Southern California with her screenwriter husband and perfect little dachshund.

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AWFJ (Alliance of Women Film Journalists)

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Twitter Page (Twitter Handle: @lulamaybelle)
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Francisco J. Cangiano

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CineXpress
El Vocero

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Guaynabo, PR, United States

ABOUT FRANCISCO J. CANGIANO
Born on January 24, 1980 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Francisco’s interest in film began at an early age thanks to his parents and movies such as Star Wars, Back to the Future, Jaws and Goonies. After studying marketing, journalism and film, he graduated from the University of Dayton in Ohio in 2005. After writing for several US-based movie blogs, Francisco decided to create the Puerto Rican internet site CineXpress in 2011. In addition to this, Francisco has also worked since then as film critic and correspondent for top local newspaper El Vocero and top local radio stations Fidelity 95.7 FM, Hot 102.5 FM and SalSoul 99.1 FM. A current member of the Online Film Critics Society and the first Puerto Rican ever to be certified by Rotten Tomatoes, Cangiano has also had the opportunity to interview actores, directors and producers from around the world. And without a doubt, cinema continues to be his biggest passion.

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Twitter Page (Twitter Handle: @FicoCangiano)
Facebook: CineXpress
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Doug Heller

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Talk Movie to Me

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

ABOUT DOUG HELLER
I fell in love with film as an art form when I was a teenager in the mid-90s and continue that love today. I attended the University of Pittsburgh and received my BA in Film Studies and later obtained my MaED from Argosy University. I’ve been writing film reviews off and on since the early 2000s, but regularly for www.nextprojection.com since 2013.My favorite genres are sci-fi, comedy and noir and I have a great affinity for classic Hollywood films of any genre, but I’ll watch anything. As Roger Ebert said: “No good movie is too long and no bad movie is short enough.”

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Twitter Page (Twitter Handle: @talkmovietome1)
Facebook: Talk Movie To Me

Derek Deskins

DerekDeskinsMEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Next Projection
Edge Media Network
Lonely Reviewer

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Austin, TX, United States

ABOUT DEREK DESKINS
Derek Deskins began writing about film irregularly on Tumblr in 2010 to prevent mental prolapse while unemployed. In 2013, following a lucky meeting at Independent Film Festival Boston, he began contributing to his first outlet, LonelyReviewer.com. Since then, he has contributed to WhatCulture.com, Starpulse.com, NextProjection.com, and Edge Media Network. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
BOFCA (Boston Online Film Critics Association)

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Blake Crane

BlakeCraneMEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Film Pulse
Film Racket
BlakeCrane.com

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Chicago, IL, United States

ABOUT BLAKE CRANE
This member has not provided a biography.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
CIFCC (Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle)

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C.J. Prince

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
The Cinessential
The Film Stage
4:3 Film

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Hamilton, ON, Canada

ABOUT C.J. PRINCE
Writer on Way Too Indie since 2012, editor since 2015. Contributor to Fresh From the Theatre. Part of the programming committee for the 2015 AGH BMO World Film Festival in Hamilton, Ontario.

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Ben Nicholson

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
Sight & Sound / BFI
Little White Lies
MUBI Notebook
Dazed
CineVue
The Skinny

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
West Norwood, England, United Kingdom

ABOUT BEN NICHOLSON
Ben is a freelance film writer and critic who is the Editor of cine-vue.com and also contributes to publications such as The Skinny and the BFI. Having always been enamoured with the silver screen, he is voracious consumer of cinema – at home with hulking blockbusters as much as contemplative art house fare. A sucker for happy endings, his favourite films include The Third Man, In the Mood For Love and Last Year at Marienbad.

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Twitter Page (Twitter Handle: @BRNicholson)
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Allyson Johnson

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
TheYoungFolks
ThePlaylist
CambridgeDay

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
York, ME, United States

ABOUT ALLYSON JOHNSON
Allyson Johnson is a Boston based critic who has been writing for TheYoungFolks.com for over three years. She also recently began contributing to TheMarySue.com as well as freelancing for the Seacoast Media Group.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
BOFCA (Boston Online Film Critics Association)

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Twitter Page (Twitter Handle: @AllysonAJ)

Steve Katz

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
The Alpha Primitive

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Allston, MA, United States

ABOUT STEVE KATZ
Steve Katz is a Boston-based film critic with a background in Philosophy and critical analysis. A film buff his entire life, the collision of writing and film was inevitable. Steve runs his own website, The Alpha Primitive, and loves films of all shapes and sizes. He has been known to write about television, gaming and all manner of other subjects, but film remains his first love and greatest passion.

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Twitter Page (Twitter Handle: @Realgone)

Sean Burns

MEDIA AFFILIATIONS
WBUR’s The ARTery
North Shore Movies
Spliced Personality

MEMBER SINCE
2015

LOCATION
Wakefield, MA, United States

ABOUT SEAN BURNS
Sean Burns is a Staff Critic for Movie Mezzanine and a Contributing Writer at WBUR’s The ARTery. He was Philadelphia Weekly’s Lead Film Critic from 1999 through 2013, and worked as the Movies Section Contributing Editor at The Improper Bostonian from 2006 until 2014. His reviews, interviews and essays have also appeared in Metro, The Boston Herald, Nashville Scene, The House Next Door, Time Out New York, EntertainmentTell, North Shore Movies, Philadelphia City Paper and RogerEbert.com.A 2013 nominee for the National Society of Film Critics and founding member of the Boston Online Film Critics Association, Burns was a recurring guest on the late David Brudnoy’s WBZ 1030 AM radio show, and in 2002 received an award for Excellence in Criticism from the Greater Philadelphia Society of Professional Journalists.

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BOFCA (Boston Online Film Critics Association)

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