Welcome to the forth entry in our "Meet the Members" spotlight series. Through a bio and a few questions, we hope to give you a better insight into who our members are and why they love creating film content. So, without further ado...
Hello, I'm Ewan! I've been writing for roughly five years now and in that time have somehow made my way into reviewing films, old and new. While film is absolutely my focus, I tend to delve into video games, politics and wrestling from time to time as well. I love film because it's an escape, every film is different, it creates a different and unique adventure every time! From this, we can differentiate the bad and the good, what makes a film work? What ruins a film? These are the questions I'm intrigued with.
If you could experience one scene for the first time again, which one would it be and why?
That's a really tricky one, but you have to go with the classic. Seeing the DeLorean in Back to the Future for the first time as it almost crashes into them, it's a scene that'll stick with me for a lifetime. The excitement that Christopher Lloyd brings to that scene is sublime, along with Michael J. Fox expressing the same confusion as everyone else watching.
How many times have you been to the cinema to see the same film? What film was it, and why the repeated viewing?
There's very few exceptions for me going to the cinema, let alone to watch the same film twice. When I review a film I tend to just watch it through once and I'll have enough notes. However I did make an exception for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, mainly because it's the first superhero film I've thoroughly enjoyed. It made the review all the better too.
You're stuck in a room for 24 hours. You are allowed one film to watch, one soundtrack to listen to and one character to hang out with. What/who would you choose and why?
This is a fairly easy number of questions to answer. The one film I'd bring is Guest House Paradiso. It's a little known comedy film that gets a kick out of me every single time. Still, as for the soundtrack it'd have to be The Grand Budapest Hotel. There's something so charming about that soundtrack that I'd be more than happy to listen to it over and over. As for the character, Jules Winnifeld, no doubt about it. Order a few Royale's with cheese and I'm in for a hell of a good day.