Tampopo: Exploring the Makeover Trope in Juzo Itami’s “Ramen Western”

By Cammie Lee


Kwaidan and the Ghosts We Live with

By Liam McDermott


Once Upon A Time in the West: How the West was Lost

By Ivan Pelley


Portrait of a Lady on Fire Tells Us Why Cottagecore is So Sapphic

By Anna Grace Xie


You Broke My Heart, Christopher

By Hamza Zahurullah


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young film critics.

We bring young film critics together, giving them a platform to broadcast
their opinions while helping them to connect with fellow critics.


Our critics are a diverse group of young people.

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New York, NY

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Columbia, SC

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New York, NY

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New York, NY

Latest Reviews & Essays

January 25, 2022

Eternals: An Unlikely Marvel Movie

After Black Widow, Marvel came to reveal a unique “out of the odds” superhero group and family in phase four of the franchise. As a Marvel fan myself, I was…
January 24, 2022

Titane: Automotive Sex, Trauma, & What it Means to Be Human

Julia Ducournau’s French body horror film Titane (2021) has made quite a splash in the world of cinema. After winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, audiences quickly…
October 18, 2021

Roadrunner: The Ethics of Recounting a Person’s Life

Content warning: suicide  Anthony Bourdain sits on a boat, gliding through the waterways of Hong Kong, and remarks that he thinks he’s happiest in the moments when life is most…

2021 Grand Prize Winner

Cammie Lee

Portland, OR

2021 Finalists

Liam McDermott

Clarksburg, MD

Ivan Pelley

Orlando, FL

Anna Grace Xie

New York, NY

Hamza Zahurullah

Rockford, IL