FOUNDER AND ADMINISTRATOR
James has worked for Monsters and Critics since it started and now manages the business and oversees the technical side of things. He is a big fan of television and movies, and still regularly contributes to the site.
Julian acts as editor for the site, and also contributes content across the board. He has worked as a journalist for more than ten years, previously as an editor at the world’s biggest-selling English language newspaper, The Sun. He has also contributed to a string of other publications including The Telegraph.
TV CRITIC AND LIFESTYLE EDITOR
April is an accredited entertainment writer, interviewer and television critic. She is a current member of the Television Critics Association (TCA), Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA). April has worked for Monsters and Critics since 2004, and has also contributed to various other industry and entertainment websites.
Ian Cullen is a TV journalist and when not writing for monstersandcritics.com runs his own website SciFiPulse. He has also written for Star Trek Magazine. A huge fan of fantasy and science fiction in movies and television, Ian loves TV shows that try to be different and stand out. Some of his favorites are the various iterations of Star Trek, as well as Doctor Who and Westworld.
Fred Topel has been a journalist since 1999. Over the decades he’s written for About.com, Hollywood.com, CraveOnline, Rotten Tomatoes and Slashfilm. Fred brings Monsters and Critics fans firsthand reports on the stars and filmmakers of major Hollywood movies.
Sandy Malone is a reality TV star, expert wedding planner, and internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast’s BRIDES and The Huffington Post, in addition to Monsters and Critics. Sandy is the owner of Weddings in Vieques, a Caribbean destination wedding planning company based on Vieques Island, as well as Sandy Malone Weddings & Events, a destination wedding planning company based in the Washington, DC, area.
MOVIE REVIEWER AND INTERVIEWER
Award-winning writer and reporter Anne Brodie has covered film and filmmakers on television, print and online for more than 30 years. 20 year member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves as Chair of its Film Festival Committee, and is a member of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, the Alliance of Women Film Journalists and the Toronto Film Critics Association.
Ernie Estrella is a TV and film critic. He is also a contributing editor at SyfyWire (formerly Blastr) and has also written for USA Today
Kieran J. MacIntyre
Kieran J. MacIntyre is a voracious music nerd of all genres, bass player and the music editor for M&C Music.
Ethan Goodman covers music news and features.
Ron is our movie reviewer and covers everything from blockbusters to obscure indie flicks. His reviews weight toward Rotten Tomatoes’ scores.