About

Hi! I’m Nancy, and I’m using this website to record previous articles I’ve written as well as post new ones. I am the first student to take the MA by Research course in Film, Theatre and Television at the University of Reading. I have written for The Oxford Student, CherwellTAKE ONE Cinema and Screen Daily, and I have also undertaken research for Empire magazine. While I have written several articles about television and gaming, my central interests reside in film reviews and essays.

My debut monograph, The Sound of Silence: Ryan Gosling, Expressionism and the Silent Hero in 21st-Century Film, was released in e-Book format in January 2024, followed by a release in hardback in February 2024. The paperback version will be released in September 2025.

Writing

Review: A Load of Old Films

No, that’s not the name of the film, I just decided to watch a decent variety of films that happened to be on the shorter side of things, and along that rationale, I’ll be giving them particularly short and (un)insightful reviews. Whoop.

Review: Wanted

Oof. That opening narrative. Yikes. It’s Tyler Durden, Patrick Bateman, all ‘dem guys. There’s usually something of worth in the satirical element of those ‘Literally Me’ type of movies, but here? Not so much. James McAvoy is a good actor, don’t get me wrong, but he fits this role about as well as a bottle …

Contact

Email: nancyepton@icloud.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NancyEpton

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