Creating a community of young film critics


How to Cure Romcom Aversion Syndrome in Under Two Hours

By Anastasia Ibrahim


Hugo: A Love Letter to Early Cinema and the Broken Artist

By Fizzah Arshad


Wonder Woman: Who Exactly Are You Trying to Empower?

By Simone Chaney


The Master: No Other Love Can Warm My Heart

By Nadia Jo


Minari: Planting Hope in the Broken American Dream

By Angela Kwak


Embracing Monstrosity: The Power of Posthumanity in Titane

By Amanda Cataldo

Gen Z Critics seeks to amplify the voices of

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.

See a full roster of membersjudges, and our team and partners.

Tatiana Diomi

Silver Spring, MD

Majorca Bateman-Coe

New York, NY

Clement Tyler Obropta

Hillsborough, NJ

Veronica Wang

San Francisco, CA

Latest Reviews & Essays

March 6, 2022

Summer of Soul: The Warmest of Watches for a Winter’s Night

Looking back upon the year in film, there has been no brighter a ray of sunshine to reminisce upon than Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution…
March 6, 2022

Film Criticism in a Digital World: A Passion with Many Pathways

We find ourselves in a world where criticism has become digitally democratised. Though this sort of environment has its benefits, there are two sides to the coin. On the one…
March 2, 2022

Film Critique: A Form That Isn’t Nearly as Pretentious as It Sounds

Until recently, my mental picture of a film critic was similar to that of the heckler duo in The Muppets. Old and bitter white men cackling at the back of…

2022 Grand Prize Winner

Anastasia Ibrahim

New Haven, CT

2022 Finalists

Fizzah Arshad

San Diego, CA

Simone Chaney

Interlochen, MI

Nadia Jo

Stanford, CA

Angela Kwak

Dhahran, SA

2022 Honorable Mention

Amanda Cataldo

Melbourne, AU