Student becomes Radio 1’s new film critic

Rhianna Dhillon, in her final year studying English and Film & Theatre, has been appointed as BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra’s new film critic. She replaces James King, and was discovered during James’ recent visit to the Department. She was invited to take part in a rigorous series of auditions alongside nine other applicants, including fellow Reading Film and Theatre student Josh Paice, before landing the job. Her first on air review will be on Greg James’ show on Friday 1st April. For more information see: http://www.reading.ac.uk/about/newsandevents/releases/PR359831.aspx

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About Lisa Purse

I am a lecturer in film and write about the relationship between film style and the politics of cinematic representation. My current work looks at digital special effects and representation in the action film. I also try to find time to play the odd videogame.

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