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26th September 2011 13:00:00
Posted by Colin Polonowski

Introducing the Film team

The Digital Fix is a massive team effort, with specialist contributors manning every section of the site in their free time on a voluntary basis. We thought it was time you got to know a little bit more about each of the writers across all of the sections of the site.

Here's the team that brings you our Home Cinema section.

imageDave Foster - Editor
Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.
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imageColin Polonowski - The Digital Fix Publisher
As the publisher of The Digital Fix, I manage the day-to-day direction of all areas of the site, from the content sections right through the forums. I am also the technical lead which means I ensure everything works as expected and any software changes are coded by my own hands! I occasionally contribute to all areas, but in general leave the specific area management to the people who know what they're doing. I am the main contact point for anyone who wants to discuss advertising, licensing, syndication and anything else at a business-level.
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imageAnthony Nield
Anthony hails from Cheltenham (the land of 'If....' and 'Butterflies') and has been writing about film for the best part of a decade. His particular obsessions include British and experimental cinema, non-fiction, and films that have fallen by the wayside. You'll find him reviewing such works in the DVD and Blu-ray sections, plus the occasional feature.
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imageClydefro
Of unknown origins, clydefro came to the site in 2007 with a dark heart and vicious temper. Reviewing the black and whites means a trip to the caged room where, with any luck, he and a team of half a dozen tamarin monkeys bang out several hundred words of varyingly coherent brilliance.
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imageGary Couzens
Gary's first review for this site was in March 2000. Eleven years later he's still here. You'll find him reviewing old and new, English-language and foreign, talkie and silent. He's had a strong interest in Australian cinema since watching BBC2 seasons in the early 1980s and in 2010 finally visited the country after wanting to for thirty years.
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imageGeoff De'Arth
Geoff has been a home video nut for about 20 years now, working through all the major formats and buying certain films more times than he's had hot dinners. He is an unashamed fan of the big-budget nonsense that Hollywood spews out year after year, although kung-fu movies float his boat too.
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imageJohn White
John lurks in the shadows of Digital Fix reviewing films meant for people half his age and twice his intellect. The madder, the stranger and the more squalid a film the more likely he is to acclaim it the Citizen Kane of its kind...
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imageKevin Gilvear
Since 2004 has been clogging up the interwebs with his enthusiasm for sleaze and animation (sometimes combined). Interests lay primarily in Japanese cinema, though he’s covered it all, from cult television and obscure gems to other world cinema and mainstream hits.
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imageMark Lee
Having survived childhood on a steady diet of small hours Hammer horror, Sci-fi, and any other bizarre oddities playing at night on his small black and white television set, Mark continues to nurture his affection for films, and for writing about films. He maintains an open mind to anything imaginative and less obvious, but holds a particular soft spot for foreign language horror.
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imageMatt Shingleton
Matt was enticed into joining the team in 2004 when our Editor promised him a jar of Bovril and a pat on the back if he helped reduce our cavernous backlog of Anime review discs, after which he spent many years reviewing Asian cinema for the site whilst stubbornly refusing to stray from his area of expertise. Today he has turned Judas on his niche focus by the appeal of High Definition, and can be found reviewing just about anything on Blu-ray that passes him by! As of 2011 he has yet to receive that jar of Bovril...
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imageMike Sutton
Mike writes DVD reviews and has done ever since June 1999 when his review of "The Exorcist" first appeared on DVD Times. He writes mostly about classic cinema from the Fifties to the Seventies but has been known to occasionally branch out with a piece about Doctor Who. His bitterest dislikes are colourisation, 5.1 remixes and the Paul Seydor cut of "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid".
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imageNoel Megahey
Noel Megahey overcame his addiction to round shiny objects and retired from DVD Times in 2010 after a decade writing reviews of international, arthouse and independent cinema. Someone of the same name however continues to review new cinema releases for the Digital Fix, and even the occasional shiny anime disc.
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imageRoger Keen
Roger has been writing about film since the early ’90s and contributing features and reviews to the site since 2005, with a particular inclination towards surreal cinema. He has worked as a film editor and director, and has also published magazine articles, short stories and a memoir about life in the 1970s.
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imageEmma Farley
Self-confessed filmgeek Emma Farley has been writing about film for various websites and publications since she began her Film Studies A Level a whole seven years ago! The youngster has since developed her passion for film criticism, having studied film and media ever since and is now completing a PGCE in order to educate future generations of impressionable young minds on the subject she has come to love to the point of obsession. You can also follow her on Blogger (http://screenspeak.blogspot.com), Twitter (@EmsLF) and Tumblr (http://emma-farley.tumblr.com/) and read her contributions to STUDIO and New Empress.
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imageGavin Midgley
Gavin joined The Digital Fix cinema team in 2010 as some sort of feeble excuse for his addiction to visiting the flicks as often as possible. He loves all sorts of films but has a particular affection for those set in spaceships or haunted houses, or preferably both. Also a closet fan of British costume dramas, but please don't tell anyone.
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imageJen Corcoran
Jen is a London based film lover with a penchant for bleak foreign arthouse, twisted animation and anything starring Ryan Gosling.
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imageIan Sandwell
Ian is assistant editor on the music side of The Digital Fix but occasionally swings both ways by writing reviews on the cinema side, tempted by the promise of free drinks at press screenings. Add a Pixar film or an OTT action flick in there though and he's anybody's.
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About Colin Polonowski
As the publisher of The Digital Fix, I manage the day-to-day direction of all areas of the site, from the content sections right through the forums. I am also the technical lead which means I ensure everything works as expected and any software changes are coded by my own hands! I occasionally contribute to all areas, but in general leave the specific area management to the people who know what they're doing. I am the main contact point for anyone who wants to discuss advertising, licensing, syndication and anything else at a business-level.


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