Who We Are...
Flickering Myth is a movie and television blog that was established in February 2009. From independent and world cinema to the latest Hollywood blockbusters and ‘geek’ culture, we update regularly on all aspects on the movie and TV industries with news, reviews, trailers, interviews, filmmaker profiles, short films, articles, opinions and more.
Here at Flickering Myth, we value movies as much as we do films. We’re the product of Ghostbusters double bills and academic Film Studies. We believe it possible to enjoy both Star Wars and La Règle du Jeu equally, though maybe in different capacities. Simply put, we love cinema, in both its commercial and intellectual pursuits.
Over the past couple of years we've been fortunate enough to find ourselves nominated for a few awards, including 'Best Overall Blog' at the 2011 Total Film Movie Blog Awards and 'Top Film Blog Site of the Year' at the 2012 Richard Attenborough UK Regional Film Awards.
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Gary Collinson (Editor-in-Chief)
Gary Collinson is a writer and lecturer from the North East of England. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Flickering Myth and the author of the book, Holy Franchise, Batman! Bringing the Caped Crusader to the Screen, released via Robert Hale Books in June 2012. Follow him on Twitter and contact him here.
Oli Davis (Co-Editor)
Oliver Davis' MA in Film Studies is intellectually offset by his deep love of any movie boasting a professional wrestler amongst its cast. A cinephile since the opening shot of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which he first saw at the age of twelve, his tastes tend toward the older, Frenchier stuff (pre-1945), but he loves nothing more than an overlong, Judd Apatow-produced comedy. Which is a flowery way of saying he loves films and movies. Follow him on Twitter and contact him here.
Trevor Hogg (Co-Editor)
Trevor Hogg has assembled news stories for Rogers Community Television, assisted the CBC in archiving computer server footage, and packaged the pilot episode of a reality TV show for an independent production company; he specializes in writing filmmaker and movie production profiles. Follow him on LinkedIn and contact him here.
Luke Owen (Co-Editor)
Luke Owen is a movie obsessive freelance writer and the online content executive for Europe’s biggest golf holiday provider. He was the co-creator and writer of the online series The Collector’s Room and has directed various short films. He has a passion for kaiju movies, retro gaming and anything to do with The Muppets. Follow him on Twitter and contact him here.
Liam Trim (Co-Editor)
Liam Trim grew up in culturally isolated rural England, seeking solace in the escapist worlds of James Bond and playground daydreams. He’ll enjoy anything cinematic, from syrupy Richard Curtis, to deafening blockbusters and arty-farty existentialism. Since joining Flickering Myth, Liam has won global acclaim at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe, where a short sketch he wrote was performed to literally dozens of people. Often opinionated, he writes about other stuff over at his blog. Follow him on Twitter and contact him here.
Jeffrey Aidoo is a huge film enthusiast and enjoys watching films of all genres. He has a weakness for the 80’s Brat Pack films and you can regularly find him watching “The Breakfast Club”, “Weird Science” and “St Elmo’s Fire” all back to back. Follow him on Twitter.
Simon Columb is an art teacher and writes his own film-centric blog, Screen Insight. He contributes to a variety of sites and pod-casts and specialises in building up an extensive knowledge of cinema history to directly connect to fine art and art history. Follow him on Twitter.
Chris Cooper is an aspiring film/comic critic and Batman fanatic. Owner of the blog Super Duper Stuff, he hasn't yet tired of telling anyone who will listen how he got it right when he said that Christian Bale would make a great Bruce Wayne in 2002. Outside of films he loves exercise, football and collecting toys from his youth. Follow him on Twitter.
Martin Deer would one day like to be a filmmaker, dispersing his own brand of crazy to the masses. A lover of a wide spectrum of films he runs his own blog The Hollywood Hypothesis, and you can follow him on Twitter where you'll see constant tweets about how The Dark Knight trilogy is the greatest trilogy ever made.
Luke Graham is is from London and works on production for a national newspaper. He irregularly updates his personal blog HighBrow-LowBrow which contains an assortment of film and entertainment reviews. has an eclectic taste in movies, and has never seen The Shawshank Redemption. Follow him on Twitter.
Anghus Houvouras is a North Carolina-based writer and filmmaker who has authored several novels including the post apocalyptic drama The Fence Mender and the darkly comic graphic novel EXE: Executable File. His latest novel My Career Suicide Note is currently appearing bi-weekly in Encore Magazine. Follow him on Twitter.
Emma Hutchings is a Film Studies graduate, freelance writer and blogger who writes reviews, articles and news stories for a number of websites. She is also the Topic Editor for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Films at Suite 101 and has her own movie blog called Suspend Your Disbelief. Follow her on Twitter.
Tom Jolliffe is an English and Film Studies graduate from the South East of England. Aside from a keen interest in film criticism, he is also an aspiring / struggling screenwriter and, quite possibly, Dolph Lundgren’s number one fan!
Piers McCarthy is a Film and Literature graduate from the University of Warwick. He has been interested in film as long as he can remember and loves to watch and read about all areas: from Bunuel to Bay. He started up a film blog, Diegetic Digest in 2012 and will continue to ponder over and write about movies (and some TV) until the topic is completely exhausted (no time soon, hopefully). Follow him on Twitter.
Simon Moore is a freelance online journalist and budding screenwriter. He has a strong comedy leaning with an inexplicable affection for 80s montages and movies that you can’t quite work out on the first viewing.
Rohan Morbey started his blog Stop Thinking For Yourself in 2010 and is a regular contributor to Flickering Myth. He attended the New York Film Academy in 2008, has a BA (Hons) in English Literature, and has written his first screenplay because he's bored of seeing so many bad films being made. Follow him on Twitter.
Jake Peffer has been writing about movies since 2009. In 2011 he started his own website, Peffer Reviews, to showcase his writing and get others involved in reviewing all forms of entertainment. Now a regular contributor to Flickering Myth, he hopes to further his writing and get his opinion on films out to more people. He is also a member of the Georgia Film Critics Association. Follow him on Twitter.
Villordsutch lives in the North West of England and works for a local NHS Trust. He enjoys science fiction comics, TV and movies though he likes upsetting his own status quo by watching a film out of his comfort zone. He is a Rock DJ for his town radio station and looks like a tubby viking. Follow him on Twitter.
Robert W. Monk
If you enjoy writing about movies and would like to feature on Flickering Myth, be sure to get in touch with a member of our editorial team. We're also keen to hear from independent filmmakers; if you'd like to see your film featured on the site or want to get the word out on upcoming projects then please feel free to contact us.