About Us

We love unconventional movies and we want to share our enthusiasm with you. We don’t believe in “I don’t get that type of movie"... you can get it! We can help!

There’s a never ending sea of cinema websites, but here at Back Row we're looking to do things a little differently. We figure there’s enough film criticism and takedown websites (nevermind the thousands of “Top Ten Absolute Best Movies Ever” clickbait sites) to go around, so we want to focus instead on what we love – the strange, the abstract, the niche and the underappreciated. Wait, don’t close the page! There’s a whole catalogue of unusual, risk-taking, rule-breaking films ready for consumption and we don’t think you should pre-judge or be intimidated by them. You can and will appreciate them, you just have to know how to read them.

Our mission, and why we started this site, is to create an unpretentious film review website that focuses on breaking down the meaning, visual language, technical aspects, and themes into conversational musings. We also love drawing connections between seemingly unconnected topics, time periods and visual themes. And if we’re honest, we also just wanted to share our opinions. Because we have strong ones. And yes, we know the saying about “opinions” and “assholes,” but that’s not gonna stop us.

It should be stated that this is not a spoiler free space. Articles or reviews that are spoiler free will be marked as such.


We are writers, artists, musicians, weirdos, slackers, go-get-'ers, make-out experts and maybe all of the above. 

We call ourselves 'Back Row' because while we love movies, we're also probably up to some other no good stuff on the side. (Though mostly we're just movie lovers from across the globe.)

 Veronica Dolginko 

Jenna Ipcar

Carlo Vanstiphout
Best Boy

Dan Gorman
Podcaster Extraordinaire