David Neil Butterworth was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England in 1961. He studied Film & Television Production at West Surrey College of Art & Design in Farnham, Surrey, and relocated to the United States in early 1983. David started writing movie reviews in 1988 for the Daily Pennsylvanian, the student newspaper of the University of Pennsylvania. His first review was of Geoffrey Reggio's Powaqqatsi; he figured it should get a little easier after that!
David is currently the editor of 'La Movie Boeuf,' a film review website, as well as a staff writer for OFFOFFOFF.com (an alternative guide to New York arts, entertainment, and culture) and a freelance writer for various print and online publications (having worked for the Ritz Filmbill, the printed guide to movies playing at Philadelphia’s Ritz Five, Ritz at the Bourse, Ritz East, and Voorhees’ Ritz Sixteen/NJ theaters, and the Las Vegas Weekly among others). In addition, his weekly movie review column The Moving Pictures appears in the Philadelphia-based Broad Street Community Newspapers.
David is also an avid contributor to various print/online forums dedicated to the work of Oscar®-winning British film composer John Barry (Born Free, The Lion in Winter, Dances with Wolves, and Out of Africa).
David lives in Merchantville, New Jersey with his wife Emily Lockwood Corse and their four daughters Zoë, Grace, Lilla, and Bailey.