Brittany 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, Brittany has been a champion of storytelling from and about Black people, women, minorities, and first-time filmmakers.
Brittany 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 Brittany 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 Brittany 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, Brittany’s often found scoffing at her sports teams, checking out a new brewery, 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.
Fun Facts About Brittany:
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