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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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tick, tick…BOOM! (AFI Review): Garfield’s Greatest Performance

Andrew Garfield is glorious in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tick, tick… BOOM!, an arresting adaptation of its soulful source material that should satisfy fans.

Belfast (Review): Balfe & Dornan Delight in Branagh’s Best Film

Belfast is cinema at its most magical and moving – a compassionate ode to childhood full of passionate performances from its exceptional ensemble cast.

Parallel Mothers (Review): Cruz Compels in Almodóvar ’s Latest

Parallel Mothers doesn’t quite scale the heights of Pedro Almodóvar ’s best work, but a phenomenal Penélope Cruz makes it worth a watch regardless.

The French Dispatch (Review): New Wes Anderson Cinematic Wonder

The French Dispatch is the film equivalent of a Wes Anderson amusement park, captivating audiences with color, chaos, and countless curious characters.

The Last Duel (Review): Comer Dominates Powerful Period Drama

Though slightly hobbled by its script’s unconventional style, The Last Duel soars when Jodie Comer takes center stage in the third act.

Bergman Island (Review): Melancholic Musings on Marriage and Moviemaking

Bergman Island is both an authentic look at what it means to love an artist and a deft depiction of one woman’s efforts to come into her own creatively.

Lamb (Review): The Perils of Parenting and Playing with Nature

Lamb is a twisted yet touching folk horror tale, bolstered by distinguished direction and affecting acting from Noomi Rapace.

The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain: A Biopic That Breaks Tradition (TIFF Review)

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain follows a familiar formula, but director Will Sharpe’s signature style – and Cumberbatch’s playful performance – set it apart.

Petite Maman (TIFF Review): Céline Sciamma Stuns Again

Petite Maman is yet another intimately emotional epic from Céline Sciamma, who masterfully explores the relationship between mother and daughter.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye: Chastain Captivates in Charming Biopic (TIFF Review)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye may not break new ground for biopics, but Jessica Chastain’s crackerjack lead performance makes it enormously entertaining.