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Mark Birrell

Mark Birrell

Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a freelance copywriter and lifelong cinephile. For writing enquiries, you can email him at mark@cinemajam.com and you can follow him on Twitter @markwbirrell
Mark is the editor of The Spread as well as a freelance copywriter and lifelong cinephile. For writing enquiries, you can email him at mark@cinemajam.com and you can follow him on Twitter @markwbirrell


Articles by Mark Birrell

The Horror, The Horror: The 5 Worst Horror Remakes Ever Made

By Mark Birrell November 13, 2018

They’re not just bad films but insults to classics of the genre. Here are our picks for the five worst horror remakes ever. Horror is a fairly tacky genre to begin with, any fan of it will happily admit that, but these films cross a line. They take talent, money and originality (well beyond what […]

The Top 20 Post-War Films of All Time

By Mark Birrell November 11, 2018

In no particular order, we count down our picks for the best post-war films of all time; spanning conflicts from the 19th century to the modern day. It’s a fascinating frame for a story but there are surprisingly few films that deal with the aftermath of war, most dealing with the latter years of a […]

“Mandy” is a surreal, and captivating, delight for the senses

By Mark Birrell October 7, 2018

Panos Cosmatos’ newest film, Mandy, is here to melt both the brains and the hearts of even the most disillusioned cinephiles. “Instant cult classic” is a term that gets thrown around a lot when somebody really wants you to like something so you’ll just have to take me at face value when I call Mandy […]

Kogonada’s “Columbus” is a gorgeous mood piece but an anaemic story

By Mark Birrell October 5, 2018

The cinematography and production design in Kogonada’s Columbus are an undeniable treat for anyone’s eyes but the mind may be left wanting. Columbus is the feature-length debut of writer and director Kogonada, known mostly to the world as the creator of various popular video shorts (sometimes called essays), posted and shared on various platforms on the internet, […]

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