Hi there! My name is Tomas, and if you can’t already tell from this website, I’m someone who loves writing about cinema. Right now, it’s more of a hobby than a profession (I currently work a different job that has nothing to do with film, and everything I write here is done without monetary compensation); later on, I hope to try and earn some income from my writing, so I hope The Lonely Film Critic will be a good starting point for any future endeavours. I live in Canada, by the way, in case you’re wondering why I spelled endeavours like that. You’ll see Canadian spelling crop up in my reviews, so I hope you’re not too particular about my grammar if you live stateside.
The purpose of this website is to collect all of my reviews written over the past several years, from various sources. The key word is collect—many of my older reviews have not been written expressly for this site, which I only began in 2017 (and let sit dormant for a year before I became a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, which is when I began to treat it as a more serious venture). Most of these reviews have been transferred from another site that is more social media-oriented, and so they may read more like diary entries than properly-formatted reviews. That being said, I do my best to be as polished and professional as possible. What matters most are the sentiments, and the ways in which I try to express my approval or disapproval. As the aforementioned site uses star-based ratings, I do the same here—even if I recommend putting more stock in the actual reviews.
I have also written for Film Inquiry, an independent film magazine with a talented roster of writers from all corners of the globe. Reviews published there will not be re-published here, but I strongly encourage you to read what I have written for them. For instance, from 2016 to 2018 I covered the Toronto International Film Festival for them, so if you want insight on the big festival hitters of yesteryear, I suggest you take a look!
Finally, one of the things I value most is constructive feedback and active engagement with my writing. Readers have the ability to comment on all reviews here, so if you have a response you want to share publicly, I greatly encourage you to do so! You may also visit my Contact page if you wish to share feedback or respond on a more private level. I don’t pretend to be one of the best critics out there, and know my writing and analyses can be improved. It will always be a continual learning process, but I can only grow and improve with your help.
Thank you for visiting The Lonely Film Critic and reading my work. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your support.