Brent Simon is a regular contributor to Screen International, Magill's Cinema Annual and ShockYa, among many other outlets, and serves as film editor at H Magazine.
A three-term president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Simon has contributed to many online sites, including New York Magazine's Vulture, IGN, Rotten Tomatoes, FilmStew and
Reelz. He has worked with AFI Fest, served as a juror on COLCOA and many other film festivals (plus a nasty three-week criminal trial), and is currently working on a book project. SharedDarkness.com
is his online blog, and he thanks you for stopping by.
Shared Darkness: Under Fire: Journalists in Combat
Under Fire: Journalists in Combat
The drums of war, whatever the specific conflicts, almost always create an opportunity for much in the way of collateral damage. Director Martyn Burke's Under Fire: Journalists in Combat takes the psychological temperature of those who would devote their lives to taking the sort of extraordinary risks that modern day war reportage entails. It's an involving documentary look at a razor's-edge occupation, as well as the coping mechanisms of the human brain under stress. For the full, original review, from ShockYa, click here.