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Mark Birrell

Mark Birrell

Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a copywriter, and lifelong cinephile, who received his bachelors in Film and Comparative Literature from the University of London. You can follow him on Twitter @markwbirrell
Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a copywriter, and lifelong cinephile, who received his bachelors in Film and Comparative Literature from the University of London. You can follow him on Twitter @markwbirrell


Articles by Mark Birrell

Laura Stratford interview – “Lady Lovely Lute” director

By Mark Birrell August 13, 2018

How a lute inspired a new lease of life. The Spread chats to Laura Stratford about her new documentary Lady Lovely Lute and the emotional story behind it. Making her new documentary film Lady Lovely Lute proved a life-changing experience and “a labour of love” for talented young filmmaker Laura Stratford, who exclusively reveals to Cinema Jam […]

Luke Walton interview – producer of “Promise” and founder of The Pitch

By Mark Birrell August 10, 2018

We talk to producer, and founder of The Pitch, Luke Walton about the competition and its origins as well as one of its recent success stories Promise. Luke Walton is the founder of The Pitch, a competition for filmmakers in the UK which offers (amongst many other things, including masterclasses) up to £30,000 in assistance […]

Pound for Pound: Is “Pacific Rim Uprising” one of the worst sequels ever made?

By Mark Birrell July 20, 2018

We stack Pacific Rim Uprising up against its progenitor, comparing it in all fields, and the results don’t quite sync up. I wasn’t a particularly big fan of Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim when it first came out but, over the years and like with most of del Toro’s films, I’ve come to appreciate it for what […]

“Terminal” is even worse than it looks

By Mark Birrell July 4, 2018

Margot Robbie, Max Irons, Mike Myers, Simon Pegg and more inhabit Terminal; a teenage wet dream of half-baked philosophy and unearned confidence. Writer and director Vaughn Stein’s crime thriller (?) packs a host of stars in its ensemble and it’s pretty safe to say that each and every one of them underperforms in relation to their […]

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