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Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode's trademark intense, often frightening rants about various films which he likes or dislikes has earned him something of a 'cult' following in the UK. He began his career in film journalism and broadcasting in the 1980s after studying English at Manchester University, where he wrote his Ph.D thesis on horror fiction. After starting ... See full bio »

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  Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes, 2018) (written by - 8 episodes, 2018 - 2021)
- Cult Movies (2021) ... (written by)
- Pop Music Movies (2021) ... (written by)
- British Comedy (2021) ... (written by)
- Spies (2020) ... (written by)
- British History Movies (2020) ... (written by)
 2020 The Film Review (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- 27/03/2020 (2020)
- 20/03/2020 (2020)
- 12/03/2020 (2020)
 2017 The Devil and Father Amorth (Documentary) (written by)
 2016 BBC News Review (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
 2015 Mark Kermode: The Soundtrack of My Life (TV Mini Series documentary)
 2004 Mel Gibson: God's Lethal Weapon (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Mantrap: Straw Dogs - the Final Cut (TV Movie documentary) (presented by)
 2002-2003 The Real .... (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- Winona Ryder (2003)
- Linda Lovelace (2002)
 2001 Salò: Fade to Black (Video documentary short)
 2001 Burnt Offering: The Cult of the Wicker Man (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Alien Evolution (TV Movie documentary)
 2001 Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 2000 On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
 1998 The Fear of God: 25 Years of 'the Exorcist' (TV Movie documentary) (written by)
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Author of the BFI Modern Classics book on "The Exorcist". See more »


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[on Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)] Clearly the worst film ever made, a totally irredeemable pile of stinking celluloid donkey droppings with nothing to be said in its favor . . . except that the mad-as-nuts Ennio Morricone soundtrack is actually pretty terrific. See more »


Kermode was 75th on The Guardian's 2010 Film Power 100. See more »


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