Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic located in Columbus, Georgia who reviews movies and covers film festivals for Forbes.com and WKRG.com (a regional CBS affiliate serving audiences in Alabama and Florida). Scott has been publishing film reviews since 1988 when his first review appeared in the Red & Black student newspaper at the University of Georgia. Over the years, he’s honed his craft, offering his opinions on everything from summer blockbusters to indie films to beloved classics.


From 2013 through 2017, Scott reviewed films for Film Dispenser.com. He then served as the Executive Editor and Senior Writer for The Movie Isle from the inception of that site in November 2017 until he joined WRBL.com (a regional CBS affiliate serving audiences in Georgia and Alabama) in September 2019.  His work also appears in each issue of Columbus and the Valley Magazine where he writes about a variety of film-related topics.

Scott travels to film festivals and industry gatherings across the country to keep tabs on the latest film releases and to talk to up-and-coming filmmakers and performers. His festival coverage includes:

· Atlanta Film Festival

· Chattanooga Film Festival

· Cineapocalypse (Chicago, IL)


· Fantastic Fest (Austin, TX)

· Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal)

· FrightFest (London)

· Macon Film Festival

· New York Film Festival

· Nightstream Film Festival

· Overlook Film Festival (New Orleans, LA)

· Sundance Film Festival

· SXSW (Austin, TX)

· True/False Film Festival (Columbia, MO