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About us

Poprika is a film review website dedicated to providing thoughts and analysis on a wide spectrum of movies.  Reviews are presented in the written format for those who have time to read, and audio format for those on the go. The Poprika podcast reviews can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, and coming soon to Pandora; subscribe, rate, and review! If you like what you see here, Poprika does have a Patreon account. Any donation would be greatly appreciated. Find the tier that’s right for you!

Creator of Poprika|Editor in Chief

Darryl “Seed” Mansel

Darryl’s love of film firmly took hold in 1994 the first time he watched Jurassic Park (yes, he saw it late). Since then, he’s endeavored to discover more about movies, their inner workings, how they connect with audiences, and dissect what makes a great story. Darryl created Poprika in 2014 as a podcast to discuss all aspects of pop culture: film, television, comics, anime, and gaming. After being accepted to the North Carolina Film Critics Association, he has retired all but the movie aspect and is dedicated to providing thoughtful analysis via both his audio and written reviews, as well as co-hosting the Cine-Men podcast with Elements of Madness creator Douglas Davidson.


Proud member of the North Carolina Film Critics Association and Southeastern Film Critics Association
Keeper of the Power stone|Blade Runner 2049|@seedalicious


Jim Washburn

Jim has lived all around the world and absorbed every piece of knowledge, which he focuses entirely on his love of movies. As an English major, he naturally works as a network engineer to fund his movie-centric addiction, while leveraging all his words and such to inflict his thoughts on the unsuspecting. He currently lives in Lehi, UT about 10 minutes from the Wasatch Mountains, where he spends as much time as possible when not watching movies.


Keeper of the Mind stone|Lord of the Rings trilogy|@jimwraith


Carol Cowles

Carol is a member of Guardians of the Geekery (official podcast of The Charlotte Geeks) and is a voracious reader and lover of geekery. She helped launch and run The Carolina Renaissance Festival for over 14 years (and the sister festival in Arizona) and was also the programming director for ConCarolinas for 14 years. Carol has on multiple occasions subjected Darryl to numerous horror films he likely never would’ve seen of his own volition and Darryl is infinitely indebted to her.


Geek Radio Daily|Charlotte Geek
Keeper of the Soul stone|Seven Samurai