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 Gemini, Cinephile, Actressexual. Also loves cats. All material herein is written and copyrighted by him, unless otherwise noted. twitter | facebook | pinterest | tumblr | letterboxd


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The Film Experience has been a popular web destination for Oscar obsessives and cinephiles for a decade. After a few evolutionary swims it grew legs and walked ashore in 2001 when Nathaniel began obsessing over Moulin Rouge!  In the past handful of years, The Film Experience has been recognized as "a pretty hip blog" (The New York Times), "always worthwhile" (In Contention), and Nathaniel has been profiled in "Meet the Bloggers" (The Advocate Magazine) and been named "the most exuberant, optimistic and quick-witted Oscar blogger on the Web" (Vanity Fair). 

Come visit for the passionate daily cinematic observations as well as detailed Oscar punditry. "Awards, Actresses, Cinematic Musings..." that's what we serve up with a little something from all cinematic eras and genres.


Nathaniel Rogers, the creator and chief contributor to The Film Experience is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He is the film columnist and Oscar pundit for Towleroad and his writing has appeared in both online publications (Vanity Fair, Slate, Pajiba,Tribeca Film) and print magazines (Esquire and Winq). Nathaniel has served on four international film festival juries and appeared as an on-air Oscar pundit for CNNi and Sky News London. Nathaniel lives and works as a writer in New York City. [Follow Nathaniel on Twitter | Contact Nathaniel]


Jason Adams (Beauty vs. Beast) Movies about cannibals always make him hungry. He wishes his parents had named him after the killer in the Friday the 13th movies but takes comfort in the fact that on their first date they went to see The Exorcist. He writes lots more junk like this every day at his blog My New Plaid Pants, at least when he isn't hunting giant alligators in the sewers. There's no service down there. [Follow Jason on Twitter]

Timothy Brayton (Tim's Toons)

Michael Cusumano (Film Critic)

Alexa Frangos (Curio) Alexa is a photographer and recovering lawyer with a cinematic bent.  She completed her M.F.A. thesis at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a focus on images of women in film, and when she subsequently became a lawyer she would sneak into the movies between depositions.  Now a stay-at-home mom, she writes the weekly arts and crafts column for TFE. She is obsessed with Cindy Sherman, Carole Lombard, Pauline Kael and cherry pie.

Anne Marie Kelly (A Year With Kate) 


Manuel Betancourt

Margaret de Larios

Glenn Dunks

Amir Soltani

Andrew Boyd Stewart

Adam Armstrong, Matthew Eng, Andrew Kendall, Julien Kojfer, Deborah Lipp, and David Upton


Nick Davis

Joe Reid

Katey Rich

The Film Experience is always looking for sharp, funny, obsessive voices. Ideal future team members must have strong writing skills, unique takes on movies past and present, and a passion for the cinema that bleeds into their every day life in some demonstrable or engaging way.  Interested parties should contact Nathaniel