Simon Miraudo is the Editor of Quickflix News, Quickflix’s resident film critic, and host of Quickflix’s official podcast, Talk Hard. He is also co-host of The Podcasting Couch and can be heard discussing DVD/Blu-ray/Streaming gems on RTRFM every Tuesday morning and 4BC Wednesday afternoons.
The first movie he ever saw in cinemas was Back to the Future… from the comfort of his mother’s womb. Having been entranced by cinema in utero, post-birth Simon has since fallen for the works of Dario Argento, Akira Kurosawa, Paul Thomas Anderson, Park Chan-wook, the Coen Brothers, Woody Allen, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leone, Powell and Pressburger, and, predictably, the team at Pixar.
He graduated from the Curtin University of Technology with Honours. His thesis examined the nature of revenge within Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy. Aside from his examiners, the only person to read it is his girlfriend. She thought it was pretty good.
Simon is a Top Critic on Rotten Tomatoes, and is also a member of the Australian Film Critics Association (AFCA) and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), whether they like it or not. In 2014, Simon won AFCA’s Award for Best Review of an Individual Australian Film (The Great Gatsby).
Jess Lomas is a book editor by day and film lover by night. Despite being told in University that “some people just don’t have it,” she continues to write on all things film related for Quickflix since late 2010.
With a burning passion to eat three solid meals a day, Jess works for an independent Australian publisher to bring home the tasty bacon, mostly by editing a variety of books about Justin Bieber.
She is the author of several books including Titanic – 100th Anniversary, Women of Windsor, One Direction – Gotta Be You, and Justin Bieber – My Year Up Close, and realises she can now die happy having written such world altering pieces.
Jess also enjoys cake; baking it, eating it, photographing it and sharing it on her Twitter account.
Rich Haridy became interested in film at the young age of 12 after accidentally viewing his parents’ copy of Basic Instinct. After years of confusion he ended up studying film at university in an attempt to understand how a simple combination of sound and images could stir such strong feelings inside him. Later he completed an Honours degree that involved watching Gaspar Noe’s Irreversible one too many times.
He is currently completing his Masters at Melbourne University and is known to write words on his blog Rich On Film. You can also hear him talk words with Crikey film critic Luke Buckmaster on their argumentative show, The Parallax Podcast.
Accepted into the Australian Film Critics Association through an administrative error, he still calls himself a film critic and dreams of the day where he eats cake with David Stratton.
Andrew Williams is reliably assured that his favourite TV show at the age of two was Wheel of Fortune, followed by Batman: The Animated Series (8), Friends (12), Frasier (15) and The West Wing (20). By 92, it will probably be Wheel of Fortune again. A lifelong fan of the small screen, he appreciates that modern-day TV has achieved the unique goal of never being better and never being worse all at the same time.
Glenn Dunks is an Australian freelance film writer currently residing in New York City. He has written for his blog Stale Popcorn for over seven years, been the Film Editor for Onya Magazine for two, contributed to Intellect Books’ World Film Locations: Melbourne, and has written for Trespass Magazine, The Big Issue, The Film Experience, and Forte Magazine. He has also been heard as the film critic for Saturday Magazine on Melbourne community radio’s Joy 94.9. He is also a member of the Australian Film Critics Association and spends too much time on Twitter.
Glenn’s taste in film runs the gamut from traditional drama and comedy, to musicals, horror, romance, experimental, queer, and camp. He also has a particular penchant for films that sit outside the popular discourse of what’s considered typically “worthy”. Having said that, his favourite film is the Cannes Palme d’Or and Academy Award-winning All That Jazz by Bob Fosse. He’s eclectic like that. In NYC, Glenn anticipates his Hollywood consumption will drop significantly, but doesn’t consider it a big loss. If he could, Glenn would spend his time watching little more than the films of David Lynch, Lars von Trier, Todd Haynes, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques Tourneur, Baz Luhrmann, Martin Scorsese, and Pedro Almodóvar. Alas…