Jessica is an editor and writer based in the UK.


In 2018, Jessica founded Wasteland, an online journal with an aesthetic lens on film and visual culture, for which she remains the editor-in-chief. CorrespondinglyJessica is the creative director and editor of Wasteland's monthly newsletter, founded in 2020.

In addition to her editorial role at Wasteland, Jessica has attended film festivals as a member of press and written for various publications, including MUBI Notebook. 


Later this year, Jessica will begin a postgraduate degree in Film Aesthetics at the University of Oxford. Jessica's research interests include but are not limited to spectatorship, 60s and 70s cinema, documentary, silent film, and shorts.


résumé: view here

selected writing



Robert Altman's '3 Women' and the Allure of Imitation, June 2021

1968, May 2021

Slouching Towards Nowhere: The Graduate, February 2021

Synthetically Eroded: Femme Fatales in Double Indemnity and Chinatown, January 2021

Visualizing Liberation in "But I'm a Cheerleader", December 2020

Documenting Feeling in Claudia Weill's 'Girlfriends', December 2020

The Texas Chain Saw MassacreJune 2020



Fake Fruit Factory, June 2021

I'm Hungry, I'm ColdJune 2021

Close-Up, March 2021

Wanda, March 2021


Betty Blue, February 2021

Morvern Callar: Reaching for the Illegible, January 2021

AsparagusDecember 2020

Possibly in MichiganNovember 2020

Eyes Wide ShutOctober 2020

Bodies and Costumes in Ms. 45October 2020


Small Death for a Small Hour: The Hollow Bind, June 2021


2021 Long Distance Film Festival: Future, June 2021


BFI Flare 2021: My First Summer, March 2021

Staging the Body: Saint Maud, March 2021

Never Rarely Sometimes Always, February 2021

LFF 2020: The Human VoiceOctober 2020

LFF 2020: One Night in Miami, October 2020

LFF 2020: RelicOctober 2020



Must-See Self-Directed Films, April 2021

My Dream Double-Bills, February 2021


The Films of Abbas Kiarostami, June 2021


Discussing Vagabond, March 2021

Short Films from the BFI London Film Festival, November 2020

The Forgotten Films of Halloween, October 2020

The Films of Chantal Akerman, October 2020


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