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exposed to light. Its what happens to that celluloid
when light is applied again, casting shadows on the wall.
R I C H C L I N E & S H A D O W S
Shadows on the Wall is the UK's first film ezine, published electronically since March 1995. But its origins go back much further....
A journalist by training, Rich Cline has been obsessed with cinema since he was about 8 years old. Born in Los Angeles, Rich moved with his family to Quito, Ecuador, at age 12, graduating from an international school then returning to Southern California for university. He earned a bachelor of arts in journalism/communication arts.
While a student, he started writing film reviews for a local weekly newspaper, but after graduation he had to get real, paying jobs as a graphic artist, copywriter and as a writer-editor for a variety of charity organisations.
Shadows on the Wall was first published in Los Angeles in September 1985 for a readership of 120. Even then the readers were located all across North, South and Central America; the Far and Middle East; Africa; Central Asia; and Western and Eastern Europe.
Rich continued publishing Shadows as a newsletter while living in Miami for six years and after he moved to England in May 1992. The Shadows ezine made its debut in March 1995; this website went online in October 1996. Over the following years, Shadows has expanded to social media with the blog Shadows on the Web, @shadowsrich at Twitter, ukcline at Letterboxd and ukcline at Instagram.
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Rich is the Vice Chair and of the UK Critics' Circle Film Section and the Chair of the London Critics' Circle Film Awards. He is also a voting member of Online Film Critics Society, Fipresci and Galeca.
He has served on Fipresci juries at the Torino Film Festival 2006, Berlin Film Festival 2009 and Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014. He was also on the 2010 Iris Prize Festival jury in Cardiff and the New Filmmakers Forum jury for the St Louis Film Festival (1999-2001).
He is a regular film critic for Contactmusic, QX and Heat. And he has worked as a critic for a variety of outlets in print (Metro, Daily Mirror, The List, The Face, North Coast Journal, What's On in London, Idea, First, Take 1, Naviga*tor, Man About Town), radio (BBC Radio, LBC, Century FM, Classic Gold, HCJB World Radio), TV (Channel 4, NBC/Bravo, Five, BBC News 24, Sky News, PressTV) and online (Film4, Rotten Tomatoes, Film Threat, IndieWire, IGN, Film Focus, Real Movie News, Filmnet).
When not watching films or writing about them, Rich is a freelance journalist, lecturer and designer. He has covered eight Olympic Games for radio and television outlets.
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