My name is Parker Mott. I started writing film criticism when I was in Grade 8 (my first review was of The Da Vinci Code, in which I was famously known by my classmates for revealing a huge spoiler). Now, I have broken those bad habits and am the far-flung film critic for New York’s Film Slate Magazine.com. I write reviews, editorials, and interviews on a daily basis. I composed exactly 311 reviews in 2011. While I doubt I can surpass that record this year, I continue to write prolifically.
I live just outside Toronto, ON in a small town called Campbellville. I live with my mom, dad, sister, and 6 (relatively overweight) cats. I am a fourth year undergraduate student studying Film and History at Queen’s University. My secret passion is for psychology and anti-bullying related issues. But a critic must always divulge this one fact: his/her favourite film(s). Mine are Goodfellas, Fargo, and The Passion of Joan of Arc. This doesn’t mean they are the best movies ever made…just, um, my little trinkets. My favourite (or perhaps, most inspirational) director, above all, is Alfred Hitchcock I also have a voracious interest in screenwriting (I wrote my first feature based on a Raymond Chandler short story in Grade 12) and filmmaking in general and would like to pursue the industry when duty calls. I’m always looking for clever and original ideas and willing to collaborate with those of a parallel passion.
I have interviewed several filmmakers and am always looking for young and aspiring filmmakers who want to submit their material, get reviewed, and perhaps – if they have something really brilliant to offer – land an interview in the terrific Film Slate Magazine.com. Contact me if you wish and we will get the ball rolling. Thanks for reading. Kind and/or constructive comments are always appreciated. I will get back to you.