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Richard S He

Age: 24

Twitter handle: @Richaod

City I call home: Melbourne

Genre/style/region of cinema I am most passionate about: Anything that combines high- and low-brow.

A film that changed me/my mind is: Tommy Wiseau's 2003 disasterpiece The Room showed me that truly uncompromising artistic vision pays off - just not always in the way you'd expect.

MIFF 2015 film I’m most looking forward to: Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room sounds like nothing I've ever seen before.

I’m looking forward to Critics Campus because: I can't wait to overdose on a week's worth of cinema with some of the smartest young critics around.

Cinema excites me because: Film can subvert your expectations like no other art form.

A publication I’d one day like to write for: Grantland has, for my money, the web's best cultural criticism. Every writer's a distinct personality working at the height of their ability.

Favourite Critic and why: Wesley Morris always writes with wit, grace, and a deeper understanding of how film fits into the broader cultural landscape. His evisceration of Ted 2 makes me glad that film exists.

What listicle about MIFF would be most likely to go viral? Five MIFF Film Nerd Types You'll Want to Swipe Right On.

Snow Monkey, four ways

Richard S He reviews George Gittoes’s Snow Monkey – along with three other critics.

The Duke of Burgundy

Review by Richard S He