Scott Phillips holds a degree in print journalism from the University of Georgia where he served as one of the film critics for the Red & Black student newspaper. In 2020, Scott was inducted into the Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC) and was named a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic. He is also a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA), the Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) and the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).
Scott has been the Executive Editor and Senior Writer for The Movie Isle since its inception in November 2017. From 2013 through 2017, he reviewed films for Film Dispenser. Scott appears regularly on two film podcasts: The B-Movie Podcast (based out of Los Angeles) and The Armchair Cinephile (based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee). Scott’s work also appears in each issue of Columbus and the Valley Magazine where he writes about a variety of film-related topics.
Along with his duties as a critic, Scott served as the Content Programmer for the Way Down Film Festival from 2016 to 2018. In September 2016, he founded the Way Down Film Society which meets every month at Troy University in Phenix City, Alabama.
Scott regularly covers film festivals including the Atlanta Film Festival, Chattanooga Film Festival, Cineapocalypse (in Chicago), Fantasia Fest (in Montreal), Fantastic Fest (in Austin, Texas), FrightFest (in London), Overlook Film Festival (in New Orleans) and True/False Film Festival (in Columbia, Missouri).