Movie Reviewer, simply put.
Born in South Africa to Afrikaans parents, Marcel moved to Australia at barely two years of age, and has lived Down Under ever since.
He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Avondale College on the Central Coast of New South Wales. His English major focused on aspects of contemporary and Renaissance literature, media and journalism, and introduced him to his love of film writing. A history tragic also, Marcel’s second major centred on ancient Rome, with additional focus on Early Modern Europe, and major individual research into the impact of foreign combatants during the Second Anglo-Boer War.
Writing opportunities were never far away during his time at Avondale. Marcel was a regular columnist for the student magazine, an annual contributor to the College yearbook, and wrote news articles for online publication. In 2016 his poetry featured in the anthology All These Presences, a collaborative work including poems from both budding and established Australian poets.
Marcel joined The Typewriter in late 2016, and writes on all things film in ArtMagazine. He loves movies for what they are — provocative, beautiful, and haunting expressions of human life that whisk you away from the mundane for two hours, give or take. He loves anything by Ridley Scott, Denis Villeneuve, and Christopher Nolan, and is still holding out for ‘sword and sandal’ epics to make a triumphant Hollywood comeback.