John Demetry

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Critic
Location Brooklyn, New York, United States
Introduction I earned my BA in Communications Arts: Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2000. Since then, I have worked as a freelance film (and music) critic for such publications as CityArts, Cinedrama, First of The Month, and GayToday. Mostly, I struggle to find a home for my voice -- and a voice for my home. Mapping this quest, these works of criticism attest to the insights and passion I offer. They illustrate my: 1) Unique perspective - semiotics-charged, formalism-based, pleasure-bound; 2)Fundamental values - pop culture as a unifying force; 3) Erudition - as a film major in college (emphasis: history/theory/criticism) and as a life-long student of ideas and art. Along the journey, Go West: An American Experience, a video I co-directed with Amy Thompson, has played at numerous film festivals.
Interests Film, Music, Pop Music, Philosophy, Theology, Art, Literature, Ideas, Beautiful Men
Favorite Movies The Magnificent Ambersons, The Shanghai Gesture, A.I. - Artificial Intelligence, Nashville, Lawrence of Arabia, No Greater Glory, Jules and Jim, Last Tango In Paris, Gone With The Wind, L'avventura, Intolerance
Favorite Music Rumours, Fleetwood Mac, Rubber Soul, The Beatles, Siren, Roxy Music, You're All I Need, Marvin Gaye & Tami Tarrell, Remain In Light, Talking Heads, Bad Girls, Donna Summer, Very, Pet Shop Boys, You Are The Quarry, Morrissey, Fear of a Black Planet, Public Enemy, Strangeways Here We Come, The Smiths
Favorite Books Tender Is The Night, The Ambassadors, Deliberate Speed, The Resistance, What Is Cinema?, For Keeps, Just As I Am, Veronica, Our Town, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Othello, Called To Communion