is a writer and film critic whose regular outlets include Sight & Sound, Fandor, Mubi, VICE andTribune. He was a member of the Locarno Film Festival Critics Academy in 2013 and graduated from Rotterdam Film Festival’s Young Trainee Critics Project in 2014. In addition to writing, Michael is a programming consultant for a number of international film festivals and also teaches workshops to other young critics at festivals in Prizren (Kosovo), Tallinn (Estonia) and Bialystok (Poland). He has appeared on juries at festivals in Cartagena de Indias, Ljubljana, Warsaw, Thessaloniki, Lisbon, Santiago de Compostela, Lecce, Lima and Bradford. He currently divides his time between Gateshead and London.