What is Admit One?

The only movie newsletter you’ll ever need.

(Not really.)

I don’t want to pigeonhole this newsletter too much. I’m not going to pick a particular theme, angle or box that it needs to fit in. Expect essays, expect reviews, expect pop culture musings, expect recommendations. I want to write about Musidora and Succession and Annie Ernaux, all at the same time. If I was marketing this for someone else, I’d say: expect a compelling mix of the high and the low brow. You can get Orson Welles one day and Brendan Fraser the next.

I want to create a space where culture and film writing is not just a question of star ratings, a space where I could explore the things I don’t always get to write or talk about, the little rabbit holes I fall into after watching a film, the reviews that don’t fit in a word count, the ideas that feel too precious to let go and the love letters I don’t get to write.

Or maybe my friends just got tired of me yelling at them in the pub about a particularly good podcast.

Who Am I?

Well, a pithy description would be to say I’m a professional film nerd. I’m a writer, broadcaster and film programmer. I’m based in London but hail from Spain (I know, the name doesn’t scream España and yet here we are).

I programme films for Edinburgh International Film Festival (RIP) and Fantastic Fest. Previously I was the Film and Events Programmer at the British Film Institute and recently I curated Cruel Flesh: Films of the New French Extremity and In Dreams Are Monsters film programmes for them. I also write books: Unlikeable Female Characters was released in 2023, and Feeding the Monster will be out in 2024.

I also host the horror film history podcast The Final Girls.

Oh, and I make podcasts. Like, an obscene amount of podcasts. You can find more of my work on my very official website and you can follow me on Twitter.

The beautiful illustration for this newsletter is by Tom Humberstone.

Why subscribe?

You like movies, you like podcasts, you like podcasts about movies, you like reading about podcasts about movies. Or you like Brendan Fraser.

I will keep the newsletter free for now, but should you choose to become a paid subscriber, you’ll be supporting my work and buying me more research and writing time (instead of the usual grind of pitching to editors).

The Saturday Review

Every Saturday, I’ll publish an essay about a film that’s in cinemas that weekend. For now, these will be free for everyone.

Here’s recent examples on Poor Things and All of Us Strangers.

The Monthly Essay

Every month, I’ll publish a longer essay about any topic, depending on what’s in the air or on my mind.

The Breakdown

Personally, I like to schedule my menty b’s. On the last day of the month, paid subscribers will receive a round-up of links, quotes, podcasts, series, recommendations and more. I watch, read and listen to an obscene amount of pop culture, so this will be a place where I curate the most interesting things I discover each month.

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I'm a London-based writer, podcaster and film programmer. I host The Final Girls podcast and write for Little White Lies, BBC Culture, MUBI, TimeOut and more. I've written two books about film: Unlikeable Female Characters and Feeding the Monster.