About Us

Borrowing Tape is a publication for cinephiles.

Est 2014, bt is an online, independent film publication providing concise and insightful movie coverage through spoiler-free reviews, feature articles, and exclusive filmmaker interviews.
Our coverage has been quoted in various other media/news outlets, such as:

'What Lies Below'

'The Student' 

'Life is Beautiful'
feature article - 'Laughing Through the Pain'

'Night Comes On'

'Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising'


'Watu Wote'


'Pushing Dead'



rating and quote from the review

'The Space Between Us'

study guide - 'Atomized Anatomy' poster

'Multiplex 10'


'La La Land'

'I Kill Giants' interview

'Drifter' interview

'Tell Me Sweet Something' interview

'Bonboné' interview

'French' interview

for educational purposes:

'Spirit Game' interview featured in the discussion guide for Doc-ED (event for middle school students)

'Game' interview featured in Film Ed at Home
(Recommended for grades 6+)

Subscribe to 'Behind the Lens' | Filmmaking Interviews @ Borrowing Tape (est. 2021) to listen to the recorded interviews featured on the site, presented by Interviewer/Film Journalist Nace DeSanders.
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Interviews with film directors and professionals

- Director of Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda
- Director of Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino
- Writer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, Paul Schrader
- Composer of La La Land, Justin Hurwitz
- Director of American Animals, Bart Layton
- Director of Saw II, III and IV, Darren Lynn Bousman
- Director of The Ritual, David Bruckner
- Director of Thoroughbreds, Cory Finley
- Writer of Now You See Me 1 & 2, Boaz Yakin
- Writer of Vanilla Sky, Mateo Gil
- Director of An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, Jim Hosking
- Director of Secretary, Steven Shainberg
- Writer of Spectral, George Nolfi
- Director of The Little Hours, Jeff Baena
- Director of Terminal, Vaughn Stein
- Director of Christine, Antonio Campos
- Director of Leto, Kirill Serebrennikov
- Director of Japanese Animation Summer Days with Coo, Keiichi Hara
- Director and Writer of This Beautiful Fantastic, Simon Aboud
- Director of The Cured, David Freyne
- Director of Wilding, Fritz Böhm
- Director of Goat, Andrew Neel
- Director of The Eagle Huntress, Otto Bell
- Director of Brimstone, Martin Koolhoven
- Director of I, Olga, Tomás Weinreb
- Director of Nise: The Heart of Madness, Roberto Berliner
- Director of The Clovehitch Killer, Duncan Skiles
- Director of I Kill Giants, Anders Walter
- Director of The Limehouse Golem, Juan Carlos Medina 

Our '5 Questions' interview series shines a light on the critically acclaimed, up-and-coming short films that rack up nominations and awards, such as the Oscar of Best Live Action Short Award winners and nominees from

2018 (Fauve, Mother)

2017 (The Silent Child, My Nephew Emmett, Watu Wote: All of Us)

2016 (Sing, Timecode)

2015 (Stutterer, Everything Will Be Okay)

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Jez Stoker

Managing Editor of Borrowing Tape

Alex Webster

Writer | Critic | Reviewer

Alex works in the entertainment industry and lives to write novels, screenplays, and critical analysis of film and television.

Angelo Buanno


I've directed and written short films as well as shamelessly acted in them. And now I like to share my knowledge on the more than 1,200 films I've seen.

Nace DeSanders


Nace DeSanders (she/her/hers) is a semi-nomadic filmmaker originally from New York but you won’t often find her there! Nace loves all kinds of films but specializes in indie films by and/or about women! Information about her projects can be found on her IMDb page, her website, or via social media.

Steven Lee


Ever since I was a kid, I've always been passionate about movies. Films are a great form of escapism, and I love talking about them with my fellow cinephiles who are equally as passionate as I am!

Taylor Ryan


She loves getting drunk and watching terrible movies.

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Tyler Geis

Writer | Critic | Reviewer

Chance Parker


Chance lives in Texas, graduated with a degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences and a minor in Journalism. He offsets his boring 9-5 day job with a passionate love for collecting blu-rays, seeing newly released features in theaters, and making road trips across the country to see all 30 major league baseball stadiums. So far, he has seen almost half of them.

Crystal Harrell


Anecdotist by nature, film critic by choice. My favorite directors are Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, Makoto Shinkai, and pre-2010 Tim Burton (but I’m partial to most movies with clever velociraptors and weird-looking cats).

Hákon Magnússon


Hákon is an aspiring director/writer that does photography on the side. He loves foreign movies specifically from France, Italy, and Japan, but is open to anything.

Trysten Cain


Putting every possible second of mundanity on hold 24 frames at a time.