Jason Solomons

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Jason Solomons
Born 16th October 1969
Occupation Film critic, journalist, broadcaster, author
Spouse(s) Tessa Solomons
Children 2
Website www.jasonsolomons.com

Jason Solomons is a British film critic, journalist, broadcaster and author.


Solomons is a regular critic on BBC News, Sky News and BBC Radio and is the former Chairman of the London Film Critics' Circle.{{citation needed}} He is the host of the Movie Talk interview series on Sky Arts and has presented a film slot on BBC Radio London's Robert Elms show for over 15 years.{{Citation needed}} He is a regular host on red carpets, presenter of Virgin Atlantic's in-flight entertainment show and has covered every Cannes Film Festival since 1997{{Citation needed}} , when he also began his Trailer Trash column, the first dedicated film diary and gossip column in British newspapers{{Citation needed}} , for the Observer newspaper. Solomons's book, Woody Allen: Film By Film (Carlton Books) was published in 2015{{Citation needed}} . His latest film and documentary reviews and interviews can be found on his website.

Early life[edit]

Solomons attended Merchant Taylors' School in Northwood, Hillingdon, Greater London. He studied French and German at Trinity College, Oxford and lived in Paris for a year{{Citation needed}} . After Oxford, Solomons took a postgraduate course in journalism at City University, London before beginning his career as a journalist and the first graduate trainee at The Daily Express. There, he became showbiz editor and then film critic, before leaving in 1998 for The Mail on Sunday.

Personal life[edit]

Jason lives in north London with his wife and children, just around the corner from one of his other passions: Arsenal Football Club.