guttersnipe | WRITER
Profile: Antony Stubbs
I'm Antony, introvert, cinephile and travel enthusiast. It's an honour to be part of the Critically Touched family, beaming thought-rays from the secret lair beneath the volcano where dreams of quality reviewage become reality.
When I'm not here I'm planning trips abroad, gushing about Japan, playing with my cats or making and painting miniatures, all of which are well-ingrained pastimes.
My first show for this illustrious website is Dekalog, the magnificent ten-part miniseries by Krzysztof Kieslowski exploring ethical conundrums revolving around the Ten Commandments. My desire to review the show comes as much from simply trying to promote the relatively-obscure series as it is to expound upon its virtues and analyse the works in a way that will hopefully bridge the gap between creator and recipient. My Dekalog scribblings come after a long hiatus from film reviewing, and the life lessons learned in the interim have if anything made me a stronger critic today. Nevertheless, I am merely a vessel, and if my thoughts on Dekalog (or Buffy, or Angel, etc) seem way off-base, take me up on it and I'll pull up a chair.
Other favourite TV shows include: Twin Peaks, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Simpsons, QI, The Fast Show, Macross Plus, Jam, TV Offal, Paranoia Agent, BrassEye and King of the Hill.
Favourite films include: Fight Club, Blade Runner, The Exterminating Angel, Le Feu Follet and Secretary. Favourite film movements and people include film noir, anime, Nouvelle Vague, MGM musicals, Japanese New Wave, American independents, Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
Favourite music includes: Tori Amos, Depeche Mode, Alice in Chains, Deftones, The Smiths, Portishead, Nina Simone, Joy Division, In the Nursery, Slayer, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Wu-Tang Clan, electronica, hip-hop, hardcore punk, etc.
Favourite literature includes: Lolita, 1984, L'Enfer (Barbusse), In Cold Blood, VALIS, Cyrano de Bergerac, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Atrocity Exhibition, Othello, Invisible Monsters and The Last Temptation of Christ.
Pet peeves include: families, couples or even individuals who take up the whole pavement forcing me to walk on the road, delays on public transport and people who bend magazine and book covers between their thumbs and first two fingers.
You can contact me at: guttersnipe28[at]hotmail[dot]com. I dare say you'll often find me a-postin' or at least a-lurkin' on the Critically Touched Forum also.
Mike is head honcho 'round these parts, so anything site-related or way too technical for me to answer should be directed his way at: mikejer[at]criticallytouched[dot]com.