About Patrice

Brittany, freelance film critic

Patrice Witherspoon is a San-Diego, CA-based freelance film critic and editor. She created Pop Culture Reviews in 2018 to be a voice of reason in film and TV analysis with respect to criticism. Specifically, Patrice has been a champion of storytelling from and about Black people, women, minorities, and first-time filmmakers.

Patrice was awarded her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Indiana University in 2018. But don’t let the science nerdiness fool you. She’s an avid lover of movies and prides herself on using her analytical eye to review them. Whether Patrice is ranting about thematic narratives or appreciating cinematographers’ visions, she will find a way to talk about films by any means necessary.

Throughout the year, you can find Patrice raving about the latest horror films, covering film festivals like Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, and SDIFF, or exploring various indie features. But when she’s not deep into a movie, Patrice is often found scoffing at her sports teams, traveling the world, or attending food and/or music festivals. Whatever the case, her life’s goal is to have fun and meet some great people along the way.


Pop Culture Reviews, Screen Rant, Film Threat, and Cinema Debate


San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Online Association of Female Film Critics (OAFFC)
North American Film Critics Society (NAFCS)

Social Medial:

Twitter and Instagram

Fun Facts About Patrice:

Favorite Film Genre: Horror
Favorite Films: Enemy (2013) and Silence (2016)
Favorite Actress: Viola Davis
Favorite Actor: Jake Gyllenhaal
Favorite Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
Favorite Directors: Denis Villeneuve and Martin Scorcese