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Our critics are a diverse group of young people.
Michael Culbertson

Michael Culbertson

Los Angeles, CA

Michael graduated from UNC — School of the Arts with his MFA in Screenwriting. Before that, Michael obtained a bachelor’s in Psychology, which he feels helps him better understand the characters in his writing, as well as elements that an audience member may find captivating and emotional. He believes film criticism is essential for helping aspiring and prominent filmmakers improve their craft, and takes inspiration for reviewing from viral YouTube reviewers Chris Stuckman and Jeremy Jahns. Michael recently moved to Los Angeles to get a jump start on his career and hopes to make it into film or TV animation writing. His current favorite films are The Incredibles, Ready or Not, and Do the Right Thing.

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Anthony Iessi

Anthony Iessi

New Rochelle, NY

I am a recent graduate of Syracuse University where I majored in film. Currently, I work as a customer service assistant at Film Emporium, a film insurance brokerage in Larchmont, NY. Since I was very little, I’ve been passionate about writing and talking about films. While I enjoy seeing film’s online and instantaneously, I still don’t mind seeing films in a theater. My favorite filmmakers to watch are Martin Scorsese and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Jacob Levy

Jacob Levy

Morris Plains, NJ

Jacob is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, where he double majored in Media Communications and Film Studies. A dedicated movie buff, Jacob watches blockbusters for their gripping action scenes, foreign films for their unique perspectives, and independent films for their unconventional narratives. Jacob enjoys writing for Gen Z Critics, as it gives him a place to share his thoughts on overlooked films such as I Feel Pretty.

Mang Lu

Mark Lu

Washington, D.C.

Mang, who goes by Mark, is an undergraduate student in the American University Class of 2021 and studies economics and political science. He is from the Bay Area in California and is an admin for an online film community on Facebook. He is an amateur screenwriter and co-produced his first feature-length production last year, which wrapped principal photography at the end of 2018 and is set for a May 2019 release. His favorite movie is The Lion King.

Jack Porter

Jack Porter

Columbia, SC

Jack Porter is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago. He is currently working as a freelance screenwriter. He has a love of cult cinema, the weirder the better. His love for storytelling is matched only by his love of film criticism. He is particularly interested in the prevalence of genre filmmaking in modern cinema.

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