Shane Slater

Featured Critic
Shane Slater is a passionate cinephile whose love for film led him to creating his blog Film Actually in 2009. Since then, he has also written for AwardsCircuit.com, Awards Radar and The Spool, in addition to appearances on podcasts, radio and TV. Based in Kingston, Jamaica, he relishes the film festival experience, having covered DOC NYC, NewFest, NYFF, PAFF-LA and TIFF among others. He is a proud member of the African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).


Articles by Shane Slater:


  • Descendant
    January 29, 2022

    Sundance 2022: Descendant Review

    Margaret Brown’s award-winning documentary Descendant is a stirring tribute to the historic Africatown community.

  • Try Harder! Sundance review
    January 30, 2021

    Sundance 2021: Try Harder! Review

    Debbie Lum’s inspiring documentary Try Harder! relives the college application process from the perspective of a high-achieving public school.