Mark Kermode (born 1963) is an English film critic who reviews films on BBC Radio 5 Live
, instantly recognizable by his 1950s haircut, his huge flappy hands
, his love for classic horror and his hatred of most other movies in general.
He is, however, most renowned for his rants. He can go on and on about how terrible a movie is with an uncanny verbal virtuosity and a Motor Mouth
to give Yahtzee
a run for his money. His fanbase has coined the term "Kermodian" for a particularly vicious rant.
Kermode maintains a video blog called Kermode Uncut
, in which he discusses film in general. He occasionally sits down to react on comments made on his blog, and he is fair minded enough to quote his detractors as well as his fans.
He has also written a memoir, entitled It's Only A Movie
to his favourite film, The Exorcist
). Which he followed up later with The Good, the Bad and the Multiplex
, which examines the state of the modern film experience and explains how things have got so bad.
In unrelated news, he also plays the double bass in a skiffle band called The Dodge Brothers.
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