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About Us

Borrowing Tape is a website wholly concentrated on Cinema.

Hail, Cinema!

We cover the latest and greatest cinematic releases with spoiler-free movie reviews,
director interviews and in-depth film articles for your inner cinephile.

What's with the name of the site?
Before Netflix and online streaming, Videocassette recorder's (VCR's) were major. 
To watch a movie, you'd literally have to borrow tapes from an equally irrelevant and obsolete company, 
Blockbuster Video (gone, but not forgotten.)

Want to join the writing team?  Express your interest in joining the team by submitting this form. 

For all press inquiries or potential opportunities, please email us at contact@borrowingtape.com

Jez Stoker

Managing Editor of Borrowing Tape
Amiro Mo

Amiro Mo

Contributing Writer

A steadfast believer in the power of art (aka a starving artist) born and raised in Los Angeles. Usually either watching a good movie or making a bad one.

Angelo Yeomans

Angelo Yeomans

Contributing Writer

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.

Bennett Glace

Bennett Glace

Contributing Writer

Bennett Glace is a lifelong student of film. He especially enjoys landscape documentaries, 50s melodramas, and the sort of horror films released each January.

Brian Gutierrez

Brian Gutierrez

Contributing Writer

I'm Brian. I listen to music while writing about film.

Claire DiMauro

Claire DiMauro

Contributing Writer

Full-time student, tea-drinker, and bookworm. Will unashamedly cry during sad movies (and some happy ones).

Chance Parker

Chance Parker

Contributing Writer

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.

Cortnie Heaven

Cortnie Heaven

Contributing Writer

I'm an aspiring writer trying to make a difference in the world through the magic of cinema and the wonder of storytelling.

Crystal Harrell

Crystal Harrell

Contributing Writer

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).

Carmen Wong

Carmen Wong

Movie Reviewer/Contributing Writer

I’m Carmen. I watch ​Louie​ compulsively and I prefer red wine over white. I also write about film.

Emma Davies

Emma Davies

Contributing Writer

Lover of movies, books, and master of quizzes. Available to quote one-liners, facts, and film trivia on request.

Enrico Banson

Enrico Banson

Contributing Writer

Stage and Film Director, Writer, Musician, Insomniac and the occasional actor.

Hákon Magnússon

Hákon Magnússon

Contributing Writer

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.

Jake Waters

Jake Waters

Contributing Writer

I'm Jake. I find Samurai Cop as fascinating of a film to dissect as Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece There Will Be Blood.

Katherine Maheux

Katherine Maheux

Contributing Writer

Film school dropout, former video store clerk, future museum exhibit. According to family legend, Kath saw The Shining when she was still in the womb and enthusiastically kicked her approval throughout. She's been a film fanatic ever since.

Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones

Contributing Writer

College graduate with a degree in marketing. Hoping to begin a masters degree in film studies by the end of next year with the end goal of becoming a professor or academic writer. Until then, just watching as many movies as possible and continuing to study the medium.

Langdon Kessner

Langdon Kessner

Movie Reviewer

I love movies and lamp.

Matt Lockwood

Matt Lockwood

Contributing Writer

Matt Lockwood is a graduate of Oakland University and holds a B.A. in Cinema Studies.

Natalie Lorimer

Natalie Lorimer

Contributing Writer

Natalie is a full-time student and part-time kitty sitter. She is a self-qualified expert on pizza toppings, Patricia Highsmith novels, and the entire filmography of Rooney Mara. She collects her ticket stubs.

Olivia Hart

Olivia Hart

Contributing Writer

Olivia Hart is a self-diagnosed cinephile with a penchant for stories that stray from the parameters of genre. She also likes a good plot twist.

Rochelle Lyons

Rochelle Lyons

Contributing Writer

Graduate of a Bachelor in Creative Writing, but mostly interested in binging movies, TV shows, and food.

Sam Kench

Sam Kench

Movie Reviewer/Contributing Writer

Sam Kench is a filmmaker as a well as a film critic. Loves the medium from high brow to low brow, from Requiem For a Dream to Dead Alive. Lover of foreign films, hater of American remakes.

Trysten Cain

Trysten Cain

Movie Reviewer/Contributing Writer

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

Tommy James

Tommy James

Contributing Writer

Part-time student, part-time superhero. Just don't tell anyone my secret identity...

Todd McHenry

Todd McHenry

Contributing Writer

Writer. Cinema Fanatic. Recent graduate of film. Todd is currently residing down under where he was born and raised - good ol' Australia! Thor-country.

Taylor Ryan

Taylor Ryan

Contributing Writer

She loves getting drunk and watching terrible movies.

Timothy J. Weir

Timothy J. Weir

Contributing Writer

Trying to make people care about my opinions of movies since 2008.