Since around 2010, when my love for cinema truly started, I’ve been learning to watch films in a different way to that of the general viewer. Studying the craft both in front of and behind the cameras, it quickly became a passion of mine. In recent years I started to write about films on my personal blog, and that eventually lead to landing myself in the team here at UK Film Review. Like most critics (or perhaps unlike), I try to be as positive as possible whilst providing an honest and thorough review.
Although it’s very hard for me to narrow it down to just a few, my favourite films include The Lord of the Rings trilogy, 12 Angry Men, Parasite, Memento, anything Marvel/DC (the MCU is rewatched yearly) and most things Scorsese, Park Chan-wook and Quentin Tarantino. Other interests include television, with shows such as Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Last Kingdom, The Walking Dead, Kingdom, Game of Thrones, and Mr. Sunshine. Theatre favourites (plays/musicals) include Hamilton, Les Misérables, Waitress, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Dear Evan Hansen and True West.
You can find me on both Twitter and Instagram under the username: @taryllbaker
I write short burst reviews/thoughts on Letterboxd, which if you didn’t know, is a really smart website and app for keeping track of everything you’re watching. Come join in the fun, just search my name.