Joe Walsh

Freelance writer and deputy editor of CineVue

I am an industrious and dedicated freelance writer with a Masters in English Literature working primarily in film and culture. I have written for The Guardian Online, Film4, Little White Lies, Grolsch Film Works and Film3Sixty amongst others. I am also the deputy editor for the award winning film site CineVue. I have experience in writing reviews, features and interviews. My primary areas of interest are Art House, World and Independent cinema.

I am available for commissions and can be contacted via the social media tabs (above) or at [email protected]

Grolsch Film Works

From the opening scene of Francine, depicting Melissa Leo baring all in a prison shower as she is ‘reborn’ into society, audiences will rapidly become aware of the bleak, frank tone of husband and wife directorial team, Brian M. Cassidy and Melanie Shatzky’s, powerful and heart-wrenching indie-flick.

The Guardian
My Favourite Hitchcock: Under Capricorn

Historical romances are not what audiences traditionally associate with Alfred Hitchcock. Yet in 1949, after returning from America, this was the story he decided to tell – although it almost never saw the light of day. If Under Capricorn is not Hitch's crowning glory, it is undeniably his most underrated film.


Oscar-winning documentary Undefeated is the heartfelt story of volunteer coach Bill Courtney as he guides local high school team, the Manassas Tigers, through the 2009 American Football season.

Little White Lies
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

With the long school summer holidays upon parents, the question will rapidly arise, what to do with the kids? Praise be, then, that the third instalment of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise is upon us, sturdily directed by David Bowers, he of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules fame.

Little White Lies
Electrick Children

In the opening scene of Rebecca Thomas' superficially enjoyable if problematic debut indie-feature. Electrick Children, 15-year-old Rachel (Julia Garner) is being interviewed by her father, the head of their Mormon community, using a cassette deck that fascinates her.


Directed by Matthias Hoene, Cockneys vs. Zombies is the story of a group of inner city youths trying to save their granddad’s nursing home by robbing a bank, only to discover Zombies have over run the East End. Recording artist and actor Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas stars as the villain of the film ‘Mental Mickey’. Film3Sixty caught up with him to discuss his role and his career.

Finding Sugar Man: Interview

The first documentary from Malik Bendjelloul, Searching For Sugar Man, is the fantastic story of the unknown 1970’s rock star Rodriguez. Whilst failing to make it big in the USA, Rodriguez made a tremendous impact on the apartheid movement in South Africa and unknown even to him grew to mass popular appeal. Film3Sixty met up with both Rodriguez and Bendjelloul at a roundtable event to discuss how they came together to make this stranger than fiction documentary.

5 Minutes With: Ashley "Bashy Thomas."

Dan Turner’s latest feature The Man Inside tells the thrilling story of a young boxer Clayton, played by Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas, who is struggling to support his family and distance himself from his criminal father. Film3Sixty met up with Thomas to discuss his role.

Portobello Pop-Up

For most people, today’s typical cinema experience is over-priced tickets, buckets of popcorn and fizzy drinks. Fortunately there are places like The Portobello Pop-Up Cinema which provide the perfect antithesis, where you can watch great films in their not-for-profit digital microplex. Situated under the Westway on the Portobello/Ackham junction, the pop-up cinema, which began in 2010, is an innovative project steeped in the culture of the area.

Quickfire Talk with James Franco

On Sunday morning the ICA played host to dishevelled looking Hollywood A-lister James Franco, star of the Spiderman franchise (2002-07), biopic Milk (2008) and the lead performance in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours (2010), in conversation with culture writer Katie Puckrick.

Little White Lies

This latest offering from France’s Christophe Honoré is a complex and, after a shaky start, compelling musical melodrama, beautifully shot to convey an atmosphere of love and the despair that love can bring.

The Guardian
Cine-files: The Barbican, Cinema 1

I remember the first time that I walked into Barbican's Cinema 1. I had recently left university and started an internship in their marketing department. Why hadn't I been told about this before? I was taken aback by the sophistication of the cinema, the sweep of the stairs down to the screen; there was something of a gentle majesty about it. I instantly fell in love with the place. I can't imagine being alone in my appreciation, for this is the place where I, like many others, really started...

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