Julian De Backer

Julian De Backer

Julian De Backer hails from Antwerp, Belgium – a country commonly mentioned in phrases like “Belgium’s a country?”. Or, to quote Jon Stewart, “Call me when you get your own language!”

Film has always played a big part in Julian’s life, ever since he grew up watching Walt Disney’s classics on VHS.For some obscure reason, he likes to collect films on obscure formats. Betamax, LaserDisc, HD DVD … he loves toacquire them, even when a far superior alternative (yay for Blu-ray!) is available. He strongly believes that both dubbing and region coding should be banned from the industry altogether. Personal motion picture favourites includeBack to the Future, The Goonies, The Truman Show, The Blues Brothers and Hook.

Becoming a film critic has always been Julian’s major goal, with unsuccessful results so far. As a graduated journalist,he’s currently working odd jobs on a freelance basis. The love for the written word can’t be fed enough, which explainshis desire to maintain http://www.julian.be for the last 10 years. Here’s hoping he can be of use to The Reel Place!

Blade Runner 2049
Black
The Ardennes
Image
Waiting for August
The Drop
Boyhood
About Time
Jurassic Park 3D
Hoverboardin' two years in advance

Back to the Future is my favourite movie of all time. It needs no introduction (even if I just gave it one, albeit on a personal level). Merchandising isn't scarce per se, but you can hardly claim the franchise to have been exploited ad infinitum. Action figures, for example, have …

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