What is The Quayside Review? (TQR)

To put it simply: my name is Lauren and I love movies.

When friends used to ask me “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MOVIE?!” the most common answer was no. And I was getting sick of it. So in 2019, I made it my mission to watch 52 films I’d never seen before (one for every week of the year). However, I found myself really falling in love with cinema towards the end of the year, and I managed to watch 88 movies in total by December 31st.

For 2020, I set a target of 100 new movies, and by the time I started The Quayside Review on February 4th 2020, I had already watched 24. As I said: I love movies.

Since then, I made the decision to branch out a bit: why not review more than movies? I realised that there was so much I could write about, and since writing is my ultimate hobby, why not?!

Hence, in late 2022, TQR transformed into a review blog rather than just a movie review blog.

Why “The Quayside Review”?

In 2016, I relocated to Manchester from Birmingham. And whilst I live in Manchester City Centre, my address is technically associated with the City of Salford. So here I am, sitting in Salford, typing this sentence. And now you know.

Anyway, I needed somewhere to really spill out my thoughts on this stuff I was consuming. Not interested? That’s fine. But if you are, I hope you enjoy.