Our Team

College student Elizabeth Kim and New York Film Critics Series
Producer Mark Ehrenkranz founded Gen Z Critics in 2016 when they
realized the lack of youth opinion in film criticism.

Elizabeth Kim


A junior at Stanford University, Elizabeth “Betsy” Kim interned at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. She is an avid violinist who has performed at Carnegie Hall. Her favorite films include Sky High, Parasite, Do the Right Thing, and Cold War.

Mark Ehrenkranz


Producer and host Mark Ehrenkranz produced The New York Film Critics Series for 22 years. He has developed comedy videos for Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and Whoopi Goldberg, in addition to having collaborated with other theatrical NYC comedians.

Our Members

Michael Culbertson

Los Angeles, CA

Rose Lehrman

Hudson, NY

Mark Lu

Washington, D.C.

Maya A. Shah

Baltimore, MD

Our Judges

Ty Burr

Boston, MA

Jessica Kiang

Berlin, Germany

Lynnette Nicholas

New York, NY

Rubén Peralta Rigaud

Miami, FL

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