About

Scott Phillips

Scott Phillips is a professional film critic located in Columbus, Georgia. Scott has been publishing film reviews since 1988 when his first review was published in the Red & Black student newspaper at the University of Georgia. Over this time, he’s honed his craft, offering his opinions on everything from summer blockbusters to indie films to beloved classics.

He is the Executive Editor and Senior Writer for The Movie Isle and has served in that role since the site’s inception in November 2017. From 2013 through 2017, he reviewed films for Film Dispenser. Scott’s work also appears in each issue of Columbus and the Valley Magazine where he writes about a variety of film-related topics. In September 2019, Scott joined the WRBL News Team (a CBS affiliate in Georgia) and currently hosts The Screen Scene at WRBL.com.

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 past festivals include:

  • Atlanta Film Festival
  • Chattanooga Film Festival
  • True/False Film Festival (Columbia, MO)
  • Macon Film Festival
  • Overlook Film Festival (New Orleans, LA)
  • Cineapocalypse (Chicago, IL)
  • Fantasia International Film Festival (Montreal)
  • Fantastic Fest (Austin, TX)
  • FrightFest (London)

Scott is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic who regularly produces video reviews for WRBL.com and written criticism for The Movie Isle.com. He is also the co-host of two film podcasts: The Armchair Cinephile and The B-Movie Podcast. From talking with actors or crew members to writing about upcoming releases to sharing his personal thoughts on a production, Scott Phillips is a seasoned film critic and your trusted source for all things film.