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Mark Kermode

Mark Kermode 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 work as a van driver (he claims he was appointed as a film critic after he crashed the van), he began working for magazines such as City Life, Time Out and ... See full bio »

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  Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema (TV Series documentary) (4 episodes, 2018) (written by - 5 episodes, 2018 - 2020)
- Spies (2020) ... (written by)
- British History Movies (2020) ... (written by)
- Superheroes (2020) ... (written by)
- Horror (2018)
 2017 The Devil and Father Amorth (Documentary) (written by)
 2016 BBC News Review 2016: The Year in Film (TV Short) (writer)
 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)
 2003 The Real .... (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Winona Ryder (2003)
 2001 Salò: Fade to Black (Video documentary)
 2001 The Real Linda Lovelace (TV Movie documentary)
 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 Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)] The experience of this felt like being in a room with an adolescent for two hours who won't engage you in conversation because all they want to do is play you clips from their favourite movies. I ended up feeling parental, I wanted to say, "Quentin, get out of your bedroom, pull your trousers up and go and get a proper job because you can do better than this." See more »


Kermode's strong family connections with the Isle of Man has led to him playing an active role in Manx culture and the arts. Part of this has seen him host various talks on the island including; An Evening with Mark Kermode at the Ballakermeen High School. He is also heavily involved with the annual Isle of Man Film Festival. See more »


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