A study in the US found that just 22.2% of film critics are female and only 4.1% are women of colour* - Here in the UK, the situation is not much better. *source
There's a gap in the market - The Culture Reel is building a platform that offers a new viewpoint and narrative to film & TV reviews and criticism, providing the world a perspective not often heard.
We aim to inform and entertain, whilst striving to be the leading voice in diversity & inclusion in film criticism in the UK.
The Culture Reel is an independent platform filling the gap of underrepresented voices in film and television review and criticism in the UK.
We review the latest releases - including blockbusters, independent films, foreign titles, SVOD and television - whilst also discussing the team and crew behind them, as well as industry news and culture such as upcoming projects & in development, all wrapped in lighthearted informative and entertaining chit-chat between two friends.
Hosted by two Black British women (a film scholar and a film enthusiast) who have a passion for cinema, TV box sets, entertainment and pop culture, we are representing and highlighting the wide range of voices that consume entertainment,
proving that there’s enough space for all diverse voices within the industry.
our what and why
Since graduating with a film degree from Queen Mary University of London, Abi was naturally drawn into the world of film/entertainment through a mutual love of creativity and film theory.
A self confessed trainer addict, when she's not dancing through Carnaby Street for her latest kicks, she's ploughing through a new series on Netflix or writing reviews on her film blog.
Wanna hang out with her? Catch her chilling at the Prince Charles Cinema or The Electric in Notting Hill.
Tolu has supported some of the UK's top films and creatives in the industry, as an entertainment publicist.
Between travelling the world (one annual leave booking at a time) and a keen interest in photography she likes to pretend she's a film reviewer and culture writer on her blog.
Not quite a film and TV buff but an"obsessed enthusiast" she enjoys randomly throwing around quotes from her favourite movies and tv shows.
"You've got some nerve standing me up. Nobody does that to me. Who the hell do you think you are, Frankie Vallie or some kind of big shot?" - Karen (Goodfellas, 1990)
Game of Thrones
The Simpsons (seasons 3-10)
Rick & Morty
The Goonies (1985)
Kill Bill: Vol 1 (2003)
I'm not bad, I'm just drawn that way"
- Jessica Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit, 1988)
Imitation of Life (1959)
Jackie Brown (1997)
Spirited Away (2001)
Game of Thrones