A film journalist for more than 15 years, Phil de Semlyen started out at Empire, based mostly in or around the DVD cupboard, before serving as news editor on his favourite boyhood magazine. He now works for his other favourite boyhood magazine – Time Out – as global film editor, responsible for all film coverage in print and online. He is a member of the UK Critics’ Circle and is a former BIFA jurist. His favourite films include North by Northwest, Singin’ in the Rain and Army of Shadows. Okay, and Hot Rod.