Carly MattoxFilm Writer + Community Organizer

I’m a graduate of the film curation MA at the National Film and Television School, with experience in editorial publication, digital production, and festival planning. I’m interested in cinema as a physical space of collective action and community organization, as well as the capacity of film to equip viewers with the language necessary to deconstruct narratives of capitalism. 

I write about girlhood, intimacy, dance, and the body. I’m especially interested in these themes across work directed by female and non-binary directors; I am additionally invested in narratives of autofiction within the documentary genre.

  • Little White Lies

Our Body / Notre Corps (dir. Claire Simon)
“This carefully constructed mosaic lays bare a portrait of empathy, and perhaps without originally intending to, feels profoundly political.”

A Life on the Farm (dir. Oscar Harding)
“The film pays worthy tribute to its subject, despite a more conventional form.”

Sight & Sound

Charlotte (dir. Érich Warin, Tahir Rana)
“Charting the life of German Expressionist painter Charlotte Salomon, this animated feature lacks the complexity, vigour and imagination that characterise its subject’s best work.”

“When the two are dancing together, the camera follows the electricity of their movement in the wide shot; the intensity of their expressions in the close up.”