Nathan Chase is a co-founder and designer for Flickchart. He's also a multimedia designer & developer living in central Florida, an online culture and social networking enthusiast, a proud father, an avid PC and console gamer, an incessant movie watcher, known for an eclectic musical taste, periodically avoiding being shot by paintballs, and often writing and performing music - on the drums, guitar, piano, or computer.
Jeremy is one of the guys who started this whole thing we call Flickchart. He toils away at all the unsightly complexities that keep it all working, and from time to time pops his head in to the blog to give reports on the technical side of things.
Dan lives for six things: Movies (Action, Noir and Musicals specifically),Jazz Rap, Statistics, Chili, Fruit Smoothies and his wife who has no idea how huge a nerd he really is. Like almost everybody else on this page, he has a job dealing with computer/internety things for a company he helped start after college.
You can find him on Flickchart as espin39.
Travis Betz and Devin Barry are two movie lovers, who are also obsessed fans of the film ranking website, Flickchart. Join them as they pit movies against each other, waging verbal cinematic war while building a “best of” list on the blood of the defeated.
Having no affiliation with any spiritual or philosophical movements, Chad instead attempts to find meaning through watching movies. He also enjoys watching birds fight over food in supermarket parking lots.
Bats: R, Throws: R (Does both poorly.) How Acquired: Basically, I begged and pleaded to be allowed to contribute.
I hold a bachelor of arts degree earned in the discipline of history from the University of Louisville. I have four cats, am pro-LGBT equality and was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2005. I have also fought severe, chronic depression since my youth. I love baseball but am bored by every other sport. All of these, and more, factor into my perspective on the films I view and the thoughts I share in the blog posts below.
A self-described fanboy, Nigel has always looked at movies as entertainment first and art second. (Not that a film can't be both.) His personal Flickchart Top 20 is dominated by the likes of Frodo Baggins, Indiana Jones, Marty McFly and Christopher Nolan. Nigel spends time between raising two (and a half) kids, a day job that keeps him as far away from a computer as possible, a wife who works from home on the PC, watching too many TV shows on DVD, maintaining two - yes, two - Flickchart accounts, and trying to find spare moments to write for the Flickchart blog. Nigel almost wonders if he's ever going to see another movie again. You can find him on Flickchart as johnmason (his "fun" account) or MrKlan (his "work-in-progress" account).
Ross has been a lover of films for as long as he can remember. Since childhood, he has engulfed himself with movies, always trying to learn and watch more than any one lone human should ever attempt. Ross went to George Mason University, where he received a bachelors degree in communication with a focus in journalism and a film studies minor. He also maintains his own personal entertainment blog, Eternal Sunshine of Ross' Mind. He loves all films, genres and periods. From George Melies to Christopher Nolan, Ross will watch anything to further his ongoing film education. Ross can be found at rbonaime on Flickchart.
Ryan likes movies. They are one of his favorite things. He does everything in his power to not sound like an elitist when he talks about them. He would like to apologize in advance for all the times he will inevitably sound like an elitist talking about them. He also thinks it's awkward to write about himself in the third person. He can be found at SirStuckey on Flickchart and almost every other film ranking website.
Emil is a movie-loving Swede, more prone to sarcasm and dry humor than to the berzerking of his Viking ancestors. While he enjoys most types of movies, a lot of his favorites tend to be various kinds of comedies. An unashamed fanboy of both Jason Statham and Shannyn Sossamon, he will watch any movie to feature either of those actors, no matter how bad they seem (if they were to appear in the same film together, his head might very well collapse). He does the vast majority of his movie-watching at home but occasionally ventures out to the cinema, at least whenever a new Christopher Nolan film arrives. When not occupied with film, Emil enjoys other forms of fine culture such as books, video games and pro wrestling. He also likes tea and beards. He runs a film blog called A Swede Talks Movies, tweets at @Esh_Kebab and is known as Eshegnev on Flickchart.
Jonathan wants to be a screenwriter when he grows up, which means massive debt and large stockpiles of ramen noodles. His interest in movies is first and foremost in the crafting of the story, with most of that technical mumbo-jumbo taking a back seat. Camera work? Pshh. Directing? Whatever. It's all about those words that get adapted to the screen! You can find this guy on Flickchart as movieguyjon, and you can also find him on his blog. Oh, yeah... there's a twitter account as well.
Jandy is a film buff, music fan, internet addict, and gamer girl. That’s the overview, anyway. She’s drawn to classic, off-beat, and foreign film, but loves a good blockbuster action sequence, too. Hailing from the midwest originally, she now resides in Los Angeles. You know, for the great cost of living to be had there. Or not. At least there’s a great music scene and a lot of repertory cinemas. At one point, academia seemed in the cards, but now she’s left that world. Maybe for good, but who really knows? In any case, two years of an M.A. in literature have left their mark, for good or ill. You can find her on Flickchart as faithx5, and elsewhere at Row Three, and at The Frame.
A senior at the University of Miami, studying the wonderful world that is Motion Pictures. Originally from Trinidad, I lived in England for most of my teenage years. I can speak in a British accent if you want me to, but the mix of Caribbean-British-American is amusing enough on a day-to-day basis. Oh, and I also have a second major in English Lit. I swear I'm not an over-achiever.
My name is Nicholas Vargo and I live in Goodyear, Arizona, a suburb on the west side of Phoenix, Arizona. Even though the amount of movies I have seen might not show it completely, I am one of the biggest movie buffs out there - even though I know I still have many, many movies out there that I need to see. Still, my love of movies remain the backbone of my life.
In my spare time, I work for a third party vendor called Anderson Merchandisers that does work for Best Buy. I also am in school at Arizona State University, where I am going into my final year of finishing my English degree. Some of the other things I like to do in my spare time are swimming at home, playing Wii, playing billards, and even something as simple as organizing my movie collection.
My full background - in a nutshell - is that I was born and raised in Southen California, near San Diego, in a suburb called Vista. The day after I graduated from high school, I moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where I lived for about three and a half years before moving to Phoenix. I hope to one day become a published film critic - if the job title is still available.
You can find me on Flickchart as NicholasVargo, so feel free to add me as a friend if you like.
Aaron Cochrane once went to see Star Wars three times in one day. This is not something he is necessarily proud of, but it's a pretty good indicator of just how obsessive he can be when a movie strikes his fancy. Other trivia about Aaron: he enjoys tea and Jammie Dodgers, watching kung fu movies with his wife, and the word "fancy". He is also pretty good at Ms. Pac-Man. Aaron can be found on Flickchart as Aaron75, and if, for some reason, that's still not enough Aaron, he blogs irregularly at funkycarter.com.
There are over 80,000 users on Flickchart, but there can only be one top ranker. And I am he… I am him… him am I… I don’t know how the grammar of that one works, but it doesn’t matter because I’m the top dog. WOOF! Anyway, aside from having plenty of time to rank movies, I am also a headhunter… and not like Jason Statham in any of his movies, I find people jobs. But when I’m not doing that I adore, nay, love, watching movies. I’ll watch any movie you put in front of me. But my favorite is Good Will Hunting. Stay tuned weekly for my Guilty Pleasures column, where you can find out which movies are okay to secretly love. Michael can be found as osciak219 on Flickchart.
Mike Frohwein, also known as The Mike to some, is a Midwestern film freak who writes about horror, genre, and cult cinema at his blog, From Midnight, With Love. Aside from horror, he's an avid fan of Alfred Hitchcock, classic Hollywood cinema, and the occasional big budget action film. Mike is also an obsessive DVD collector, and hopes to one day have a room for his movies.
Like all too many that spend countless hours ranking and endlessly debating the merits of films long since forgotten by most, I am addicted to film. I work as a computer programmer, but my passion is film. I started writing about film a few years ago when I found it irritating that a few months after watching a movie, most of memory of it would be completely gone. To preserve my impressions on a movie I started writing about every one I watched and eventually started chronicling them on my blog. Once I started this, I was hooked. There isn't a period or a genre that doesn't interest me, I'll watch and write about anything. A couple of years and hundreds of movies later, I still can't get enough.
Al Topich is a graduate of film studies at the University of Central Arkansas. When he's not logged onto Flickchart, he is either editing or directing short films. He is an avid cinephile, who has seen over 3,000 films in his short lifetime. Willing to watch anything and everything from a lame brained action flicks to art house cinema, Al has made motion pictures the biggest part of his life.
Colin Biggs is a cinephile who recently became acquainted with Flickchart. He has been writing on films for the past three years for a variety of sites. Along with contributing here, he writes at his personal blog Never Mind Pop Film and the Large Association of Movie Blogs.
When not playing a game of chess with Death, or spying on his neighbors through binoculars, Michael works as a graphic designer. Michael splits his free time between redesigning his website ubermusings.com, and writing about his two passions: film and baseball. Ever since studying screenwriting at Syracuse University, Michael’s grown particularly fond of releases by The Criterion Collection, but don’t take his word for it, view his profile here.