From her earliest days running around barefoot in the mountains of Appalachia, Chickflix’s Arty Chick a.k.a. Jill Boniske loved escaping into the wonderful world of movies. So after a short stint in film school she dove headlong into the cinema biz working on cult classics and big budget flops. Unfortunately, none of those movies could possibly be considered a chick flick – though she did get to work closely (his dressing room was next to her office) with Richard Gere and shared a brief on-screen moment with (one degree) Kevin Bacon.
A devil-may-care move to the left coast marked the beginning of a descent into the wicked world of reality television. But the glitz and glamor of Hollywood was not strong enough to keep Jill in the states and after too many years in the trenches she was whisked away to Shanghai to direct China’s first ever reality show.
Years living and working abroad exacerbated Arty Chick’s adoration of the exotic. Upon her return to the US, she and a couple of her industry gal pals started Chickflix with the aim of offering to-the-point film reviews from uniquely female perspectives. She loves the quirky and the original and is pretty bugged by cliché and conventionality. Occasionally she falls for the blockbuster, but more often than not she is a indie, doc, foreign film aficionado. She’s a member of the NC Film Critics and the Southeast Film Critics Associations.
- Online Association of Female Film Critics, Member
- NC Film Critics Association, Member
- Southeast Film Critics Association