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Richard Greenhill

Richard Greenhill

Richard Greenhill (Writer, English teacher and sex researcher)
A Londoner with a love for Polish cinema and a dislike for genre and Oscar frontrunners

Richard Greenhill started out in London many moons ago on a journey that has led him through a handful of northern universities, across a few fleeting stints teaching English and, most recently, into vaping and sex research. Throughout that journey, his dirty eyes have maintained a keen cinematic focus.

From childhood obsessions with the sorcerer’s apprentice in Fantasia (Walt Disney, 1940) to teenage Trainspotting (Danny Boyle, 1996) transgressions at the worst toilet in Scotland via wonderment at Satoshi Kon’s masterful animated frames in Perfect Blue (1987), Richard continues to find solace and stimulation in the subversive screen.

He’s lived in Germany, The Netherlands and Poland, and spent recent years travelling through Central and Eastern Europe, Sri Lanka and Japan. These cross-cultural experiences have informed Richard’s film viewing habits, as well as influencing his open-minded worldview. He has a dislike of Oscar frontrunners that masquerade as critiques of genre, while actually perpetuating toxic masculinity (Manchester by the Sea, anyone?).

He has an ever-developing love of Polish cinema, from communist-era classics to the ground-breaking animation school and recent new wave of post-89 directors. In his spare time, Richard can be found at film festivals, both as a viewer and a volunteer. He is currently a freelance writer and gladly writes about film with passion.

Get in touch with Richard on his email r.h.greenhill@gmail.com.


Other posts by Richard Greenhill
Mountains May Depart
Between the sword and the Great Wall: compelling melodrama shines a pertinent light on the everyday experiences of China, and the constant struggle between tradition and modernity - in cinemas [Read More...]

Frost (Šerkšnas)
Lithuanian auteur delivers another masterpiece driven by deafening silence, while also making a meaningful meditation on the moral dilemma of war - watch it now on ArteKino [Read More...]

The Fastest (Najlepszy)
Doctor Jerky and Mr Hyde: biopic of Jerzy Gorski, one-time heroin addict from Poland who beat the odds and became Double Ironman World Champion sadly lacks subtlety and audacity - in selected cinemas [Read More...]

The Unseen
British horror movie about bereavement of a child and the strange and jarring ways in which grief can manifest itself has interesting prerogative but also quite a few flaws - in cinemas Friday [Read More...]

#Starvecrow
Marketed as "the world's first selfie movie", could this innovative and low budget British film be the 21st century's answer to Lars von Trier's and Thomas Vinterberg's Dogme 95? In cinemas Friday [Read More...]

Freedom For The Wolf
Not as free as they seem! Countries around the globe appear to be shifting from Western-guided democracies into democratic illiberalism, in debut feature by Rupert Russell (son of the late Ken) - from the Amsterdam Documentary International Film Festival [Read More...]

Neurosex3
The third installment of the Neurosex series takes you on a journey of consensual and indefinable sex through a non-coercive lens, and it's also teeming with harrowing sexuality - from Fringe! [Read More...]

The Lure (Córki Dancingu)
Fantastic blend of splatter and musical about partying and murderous mermaids in communist Poland with a delicious '80s synth-pop soundtrack is released just in time for Halloween! [Read More...]

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