JJ Donoghue


For me, the truest joy has always been found in the cinema. I just love watching films, regardless of the genre. Nothing quite sparks my imagination or fills my heart with bliss like watching a brilliant, intelligent, moving film. Paul Thomas Anderson, Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese – their movies will always have the power to comfort me on cold, tired nights, warming me like a hug from an old friend.

Since I was a teenager, I have read film magazines monthly, poring over them for every last detail about the world of films, both old and new. And, having taken English Literature at university, my favourite lectures were always the ones in which I was allowed to study cinema, from Hitchcock to the classic spaghetti westerns to Jordan Peele’s Get Out. This made me realise that all I ever wanted to do was watch films, talk about films, and write about films. What better topic is there, after all?

Thankfully, UK Film Review has given me the opportunity to indulge in and widen my interest in cinema, and I am looking forward to developing my knowledge and writing ability here.