About me


I am a writer, critic and film historian. I contribute regularly to publications including the Guardian and Sight & Sound, as well as editing silent cinema website Silent London. I am a member of Fipresci and the London Film Critics’ Circle and I have been working full-time as a journalist since 2001. After 12 years on staff at the Guardian, I went freelance in summer 2016.

My books include Pandora’s Box, published in November 2017 as part of the BFI Film Classics series and 30-Second Cinema, published in March 2019.

I write for people including the Guardian, Sight & Sound, the FT, Drugstore Culture, the Barbican, Little White Lies and the BFI, and I am always interested in new commissions. As well as film reviews, interviews and features, I have written booklet essays for DVD and Blu-ray releases from the Criterion Collection, Indicator, Arrow Academy, BFI and Artificial Eye.

My areas of interest and research include silent and classic cinema, women’s film history, Hollywood and stardom. I am a guest lecturer at the National Film and Television School and I also introduce films, take part in panel discussions, and lecture on film and journalism at UK universities and public events.

I am a regular guest on BBC Radio 4’s The Film Programme and have also appeared on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking, Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 5 Live, the World Service and BBC TV News as well as NPR and Monocle radio.

In 2018 I was elected to the juries of the Cinema Ritrovato DVD Awards and the Pordenone Silent Film Festival David Gill Award.

I studied English Language and Literature at St Anne’s College, Oxford University and graduated with first-class honours in 2001 before going on to earn an MA with Distinction in the History of Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London.

You can follow me on Twitter at @pamhutch or email me at pamhutchwriter@gmail.com. You can also find me on Linkedin.