Meet the staff!

A Fistful of Film is brought to you by crazy cinephiles attempting to make the idionsyncratic more accessible, promote a love and passion for film, and introduce new ways of writing about cinema.

Amos Lamb

Editor; writer of “Amos’ Animation Appraisal” column

My name is Amos Lamb, I can’t remember a time in my life where I wasn’t completely in love with film. I’m 21 years old, an avid consumer of all art, but specifically movies and literature. I’m blessed with a love of all genres & styles, so I’m open to a wide range of films as I won’t limit what I watch based on genre. Good or bad, mainstream or cult, foreign language or English, I’ll watch them all. 

My favourite film of all time is The Seventh Seal, and if it’s even remotely postmodern or surreal I’m all over it. At times I’m sure I come across as a pretentious cinephile, but I like to think I base my opinions on a mixture of my enjoyment and the quality of the film (as for me they intertwine). There’s no better feeling than being challenged, emotionally or mentally, by a film as they’re the ones that’ll stick with you forever.

I’ve also enjoyed writing about films, so feel free to follow my twitter & letterboxd for even more of my ramblings. And keep an eye out for my bi-weekly column discussing my love for Animation as a medium, and, of course, my film reviews.

David Alkhed

Editor; writer of “Show Me Cinema” column

My name is David Alkhed. This is what you need to know about me; I’m 19 (almost 20) and I’m an aspiring filmmaker from Sweden and hardcore cinephile. I like to read about cinema history and watch all kinds of films, old and new, foreign or domestic, big-budget or low-budget, good or bad, anything I can get my hands on. My favorite movie is Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America. My favorite filmmakers include Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Leone, Michael Mann, George Miller, Andrei Tarkovsky, Dario Argento, Park Chan-wook and many more.

The people who say movies are merely entertainment and can never reach the level of sophistication of books or classical music or paintings are the most pretentious people on earth. Movies are pieces of art that can move and challenge all of us and make us appreciate life and everything else just a little bit more.

I don’t like to brag, but I’ve also shaken hands with Argento and I have his autograph. So there you go.

Jacob Calta

Editor; writer of “The Offbeat Marquee” column

Jacob Calta is a filmmaker, composer, and raving movie fanatic. Fan of basically all cinema. Can be found watching an art film one day, a silent film the next, a schlocky horror film after that, and then probably will mess about watching music videos. I have a sizeable collection of DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and VHS tapes. 
Favorite directors in no real order: Akira Kurosawa, Michael Mann, Dario Argento, Alfred Hitchcock, Martin Scorsese, François Truffaut, Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Jean Rollin, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Rosen, Ralph Bakshi, Don Bluth, John Carpenter, Stanley Kubrick, Orson Welles, Quentin Tarantino, and Johnnie To.

Saoirse Selway

Editor; writer of “Saoirse’s Cult Corner” column

Saoirse Selway. Cult film columnist & general reviewer for the site. Woefully underqualified. All you need to know about me is that I was watching a b-tier Giallo while taking this photo and there’s a David Lynch t-shirt under this jumper. Psychotronic film obsessive. If it’s a genre film and it’s low budget I’ll probably watch it. Give me strangeness, give me innovation, give me imagination and vision. Auteur theory is toxic bunk. Favourite directors include Ben Wheatley, Edgar Wright, Alice Lowe, Lynne Ramsay, Ingmar Bergman, Dario Argento, Takashi Miike, Andrei Tarkovsky, Mario Bava, Spike Lee, David Lynch, & Joanna Hogg. 

Heckin’ trans, heckin’ gay.

I would describe my style & modus operandi as just out to add some positivity into cinema & film discourse. Too many people are out to make fun of movies in their reviews and seem to be out to look for the negatives in a film to lift themselves up. I want to change that.

Freelancer open to commissions.

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