Richard S He
Twitter handle: @Richaod
City I call home: Melbourne
Genre/style/region of cinema I am most passionate about: Anything that combines high- and low-brow.
A film that changed me/my mind is: Tommy Wiseau's 2003 disasterpiece The Room showed me that truly uncompromising artistic vision pays off - just not always in the way you'd expect.
MIFF 2015 film I’m most looking forward to: Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room sounds like nothing I've ever seen before.
I’m looking forward to Critics Campus because: I can't wait to overdose on a week's worth of cinema with some of the smartest young critics around.
Cinema excites me because: Film can subvert your expectations like no other art form.
A publication I’d one day like to write for: Grantland has, for my money, the web's best cultural criticism. Every writer's a distinct personality working at the height of their ability.
Favourite Critic and why: Wesley Morris always writes with wit, grace, and a deeper understanding of how film fits into the broader cultural landscape. His evisceration of Ted 2 makes me glad that film exists.
What listicle about MIFF would be most likely to go viral? Five MIFF Film Nerd Types You'll Want to Swipe Right On.
Richard S He reviews George Gittoes’s Snow Monkey – along with three other critics.