2010 was the premier year of Uncultured Critic. I started the site back in February when I was looking for a writing outlet and a place to share the work I’d done for various other outlets. The idea was to share my discoveries and thoughts as I watched and read. After a few months of film reviews and features, I added books into the equation. Things have changed a little since then. I used to do a lot of Classic and Recommended spots, now I post less frequently about newer releases and feature items.
I’d love to know your thoughts about the growth of UC, what you’ve enjoyed and what you’d like to see more of on here. Feel free to leave a comment, tweet me, or shoot me an email using the logo on the right.
Here are the top posts from Uncultured Critic in 2010. Thanks for reading and subscribing, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!
The Underappreciation of Charlie Chaplin & Buster Keaton
Early days, waxing lyrical.
The Art of the Viral Marketing Campaign
My penchant for memes and internet video attempt to combine.
The Case of 3D Filmmaking
What’s to love?
In Defence of 3D?
Perhaps I’ve changed my tune.
How to Make Films & Alienate Women
Dead wife syndrome, anyone?
Choosing Black & White
Marya looks at the best of modern monochrome in this awesome guest post.
Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters
Pixar animators Bobby Podesta & Mike Venturini on Toy Story 3
Jay Baruchel & I chat about The Sorcerer’s Apprentice & Buster Keaton
Animators from Radical Axis Studios talk Archer, Aqua Teen, and more
I published an article on anthropomorphised robots in film for The Big Picture Magazine
Animation & Automation
Film International published an essay based on my undergraduate dissertation on the same topic
Yes & Yes
Sarah Von invited me to talk about the freelance writing on her blog, Yes & Yes
Mark Kermode’s book tour comes to Glasgow
My first post at Uncultured Critic! I met him on a plane 2 months later.
Glasgow Film Festival
A fun fortnight, particularly the In Person with Kevin MacDonald.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
This year I wrote for the official EIFF website, as well as blogging about it here and for HeyUGuys.
John Green, visited Edinburgh International Book Festival
My favourite YouTuber and an excellent author finally visited Scotland.
One of the best weekends of my year – featuring Joan Rivers and Kevin MacDonald.
WonderCon in San Francisco
I had an amazing Easter weekend here with the huge Disney and Pixar panels, press conferences, and meeting Jake Gyllenhaal.
Rich Hall’s How the West Was Lost
This is back on BBC iPlayer & BBC4 for the next week – check it out if you can!
Perfume by Patrick Süskind
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
My recommendation of the year.