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Lillian Crawford

Writer of all things film, culture, and gender.

About me

I am a film and culture writer working freelance but always looking for new opportunities. My work includes reviews, feature articles, news pieces, interviews, podcasts, and video essays. These have appeared in Little White Lies, BBC Culture, Sight & Sound, Girls on Tops, and Screen Rant. I also have over three years of editorial experience, working on the Film and TV section of Varsity and at Little White Lies.

My writing

Little White Lies

I’ve reviewed all sorts of films from the latest documentaries and arthouse releases to major blockbusters. My feature articles often focus on gender and trans* representation, such as in Netflix’s Disclosure. In 2019 I covered the San Sebasti├ín Film Festival and worked as an editorial assistant in 2020. I have also appeared on the Truth & Movies podcast and edited video essays for the YouTube channel.

Other by-lines

I started writing for the Cambridge student newspaper Varsity during my first year and soon became Film and TV Editor, a post I held for two years. In addition to writing regular reviews and features, I covered three iterations of the Cambridge Film Festival and wrote a column on my soundtracks. My work has also appeared in Sight & Sound, Girls on Tops, BBC Culture, MUBI Notebook, and Screen Rant

Academic research

I wrote my undergraduate dissertation on representations of post-war female experience in the films of Ealing Studios for which I achieved a First. I continued by research at MPhil by writing a thesis on ballet in Powell and Pressburger’s films. My work has continued by teaching undergraduate classes on post-war film and society at Cambridge, and running the Listen to Lillian blog and podcast.

Get in touch

I’m available for writing, research, talks, interviews, video essays, and podcasts, and would love to hear from you.