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Zoe Rose Bryant

Though Zoë Rose Bryant has only worked in film criticism for a little under three years – turning a collegiate passion into a full-time career by writing for outlets such as Loud and Clear Reviews, Next Best Picture, and Awards Watch – her captivation with cinema has been a lifelong fascination, appreciating film in all its varying forms, from horror movies to heartfelt romantic comedies and everything in between. Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, she made the move to Los Angeles in 2021 after graduating from college and now spends her days additionally working as a List Editor and occasional writer for Screen Rant (as she attempts to attend every screening under the sun). As a trans critic, she also seeks to champion underrepresented voices in the LGBTQ+ community in film criticism and offer original insight on how gender and sexuality are explored in modern entertainment.

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Don’t Look Up (Review): DiCaprio Dominates Scathing Social Satire

Don’t Look Up calls out institutional indifference to impending disaster with relatable and riveting rage thanks to a scorching script and engaged ensemble.

Nightmare Alley (Review): Del Toro Delivers Again with Dark Noir

Nightmare Alley is another engrossing genre exercise from Guillermo del Toro, enhanced by captivating crafts and the brilliant Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.

Wolf (Review): MacKay and Depp Sell Species Dysphoria Story

Wolf approaches its potentially preposterous premise with affecting authenticity, drawing painful parallels to terrorized communities today.

House of Gucci (Review): Lady Gaga Slays Second Major Film Role

House of Gucci shifts through several tones as it spotlights the dark side of power, pleasure, & privilege, but it’s anchored by an endlessly entertaining ensemble.

Drive My Car (AFI Review): Short Story Adaptation Stirs the Soul

Drive My Car may be a bit too patiently paced for some, but others will appreciate its skillfully subtle storytelling and astute analysis of grief.

Sing 2 (AFI Review): Symphonic Sequel Hits All the Right Notes

Thanks to tons of toe-tapping tunes and a charismatic voice cast, Sing 2 is a heartwarming crowdpleaser of the highest order.

Bruised (AFI Review): Berry is Fantastic in a Familiar Film

Halle Berry brings her all to Bruised, but the film is too familiar thematically to earn the explosive emotional impact it desires.

C’mon C’mon (Review): Mike Mills Has Made His Masterpiece

C’mon C’mon is a resonant reminder of the capability of compassion and communication to cure our emotional ills, led lovingly by Joaquin Phoenix & Woody Norman.

Swan Song (AFI Review): Mahershala Ali Delivers in Dual Roles

Swan Song is sci-fi at its most stripped down and stirring, with the masterful Mahershala Ali rooting the drama in grounded emotional realism.

Jockey (AFI Review): Clifton Collins Jr At His Career Best

Jockey hits a few familiar beats, but Clifton Collins Jr.’s captivating lead performance gives the film a raw power that’s impossible to resist.