Movies We Texted About is an entertainment news and review website.

The website has movies in the name, but it covers film, television, books, comics, and more. (Trust us, of all the domain names we brainstormed, this was the best option.) Movies We Texted About is woman-owned and updated daily with news and editorial content.

Since the site’s founding, it’s grown to include more than a dozen contributors who are passionate about film and television. Our reviews are independent and we adhere to the ethics guidelines set forth by the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Ayla Ruby

Editor-in-Chief, Movies We Texted About

Ayla Ruby is a writer and critic based somewhere in the Alpha Quadrant.  She loves all things nerdy and romance – but Star Trek and Spiderman have special places in her heart. You can find her on X @TulinWrites.

You can read more of Ayla’s nerdy reviews and interviews at her Authory portfolio. She is also an approved reviewer and critic for The Cherry Picks. And if you want more Ayla content (because, why not?) head on over to the Boardwalk Times, where she sometimes guests on their awesome podcasts OR check out her work at Awards Radar, The Cosmic Circus, Loud and Clear Reviews, Keith Loves Movies, Offscreen Central, and The DisInsider.

Maxance Vincent

Social Media Editor, Movies We Texted About

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and television critic based in Montreal, Canada. A recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies with a certificate in Video Game Studies, Maxance specialized in contemporary genre cinema and continues to write about it frequently on diverse publications. You can find his work on FilmSpeak.net, Film Cred, The DisInsider, Awards Radar, The Daily Beast, Inverse, The Playlist, and InSession Film among others. Follow him on social media at @maxfromquebec.

Read more of Maxance’s work here.

Featured Critics

Aayush Sharma Entertainment journalist by profession and a complete cinephile, Aayush Sharma has been reviewing Hollywood movies, US TV shows for 8 years now. Previously, he has worked for reputed media outlets such as ANI, International Business Times, and MEA Worldwide.

Read more of Aayush’s work here.

Calum Cooper is a Glasgow-based film critic with a decade of experience. An ardent lover of film, with a Masters degree in Film and Television Studies from the University of Glasgow, he has additional bylines at In Their Own League, The People’s Movies, Cinerama Film and Flickfeast among others.

Read more of Calum’s work here.

Russell Miller, from Charlotte, North Carolina, has been a film enthusiast since childhood. His early love for 90s action films like Twister and ID4 has expanded to encompass a deep appreciation for arthouse and foreign cinema, while retaining a fondness for the classics. In 2019, his passion for film culminated in writing reviews and critiques of the movies he watched. Check out his blog, Movies Millers.

Read more of Russell’s work here.


Abe Friedtanzer has been reviewing film and TV for almost two decades. Abe has been been predicting the awards shows since he was allowed to stay up late enough to watch them. Abe has attended numerous film festivals including Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW, and regularly interviews actors and filmmakers.

Read more of Abe’s work here.

Alex Gilston is a film and TV lover based in Manchester in the UK. He used to work in Radio featuring on local station Bolton FM, but has since moved into written work. He is a Senior writer at Film Focus Online, and has also written for places like Movie Marker and WeHaveAHulk. Gilston is also currently working on attaining a Bachelors degree in Film and Media Studies.

Read more of Alex’s work here.

Alise Chaffins is a writer and film critic out of Morgantown, West Virginia. Her favorite films are horror and rom-coms, believing both are the perfect comfort viewing. You can find more of her work on her Substack at MacGuffin or Meaning.

Read more of Alise’s work here.

Austin Belzer is a film enthusiast and critic who has a passion for sharing his thoughts on the latest movies. He has a keen eye for crafting reviews that are not only engaging but also informative, offering readers a comprehensive understanding of the movies he critiques. You can find more of his work at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Bluesky⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Facebook⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠Instagram⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Mastodon⁠⁠⁠, ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Threads⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠, and ⁠⁠⁠X⁠⁠⁠

Read more of Austin’s work here.

Ben Miller is a film critic and podcaster based in McKinney, Texas.  A member of the North Texas Film Critics Association as well as the International Film Society critics, he is the host of the Target Audience Podcast and the owner of his own site IceCream4Freaks.com.  You can find him guesting on other pods as the David Thewlis of Podcasting.  You can also find his writings on The Film Experience and Cinema Scholars.

Read more of Ben’s work here.

Brian Kitson is a film, television, and Broadway critic based in the United States. You can read his reviews at The Cosmic Circus. 

Read more of Brian’s work here.

Carmen Paddock is a film critic and culture writer. She has covered festivals including Berlin, Rotterdam, Locarno, London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow, and her work has appeared in The Skinny, Bright Wall / Dark Room, Little White Lies, Crooked Marquee, and other publications. She loves all things maximalist and often writes about cross-medium adaptations.

Read more of Carmen’s work here.

Clotilde Chinnici is an entertainment journalist based in London and originally from Italy. After her degree in film, Clotilde has started her career as a film critic across various publications. Although most of her time is occupied by watching films, Clotilde enjoys reading and baking in her free time.

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Connor Lightbody is a Scottish film critic and festival programmer. Through a multitude of careers as a teacher, a chef and a support worker, the one constant in his life has been Film and TV. The pandemic in 2020 made him quit his job and begin a journey to achieve his passion of festival programming. An avid film festival attendee that you can find on the Venice lido each year sipping aperol and ranting about how good Magic Mike XXL is.

Read more of Connor’s work here.

Elliott Wishnefsky  is a film critic and member of the Critics Choice Association. He’s a graduate of Millersville University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. Elliott is also a content creator for his own brand, Learning at the Movies! Twitter: @Learning_Movies | Facebook/Instagram: @learningatthemovies | TikTok: @learningatthemovies

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Gabe Lapalombella is an accredited film journalist in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is a writer for several outlets including Elements of Madness, Wealth of Geeks, Reelly Good Movies, and Movies We Texted About covering both film reviews and film lists. When Gabe is not writing, he is regularly watching movies, television, or reading anything he can get his hands on. Once Gabe takes a break from the screen, he spends time with his family, including walking with his beloved dog Moxie.

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James Preston Poole 

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John Dotson Hailing from Texas, John Dotson has been a film critic for a decade, writing reviews and covering entertainment across diverse online platforms. He is a member of the North Texas Film Critics Association and IFSCritics.

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Joshua Ryan is a seasoned film and television critic and entertainment journalist. He’s an active member of the Critics Choice Association and a founding member of the Critics Association of Central Florida.

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Manika Dulcio is a podcaster, youtuber, marketing expert and all around baddie based in Atlanta, GA. She is the creator and host of the podcast I’ve Been Meaning to Watch That and guest host of the Movies We Texted About Podcast. She’s a seasoned internet historian with a keen eye for indie films and stoner comedies. You can find her podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and other streaming platforms. Follow her on social media at @manika3000 on Twitter and @mdulcio98 on Instagram.

Read more of Manika’s work here.

Manuel São Bento 🍅-approved Portuguese critic with a tremendous passion for cinema, television, and the art of filmmaking. An unbiased perspective from someone who has stopped watching trailers since 2017. Weekly podcast: R&M: A Conversation on Cinema. Member of HCA, OFCS, IFSC & OFTA. Portfolio: https://linktr.ee/msbreviews

Read more of Manuel’s work here.

Marvin Goines is a film and television critic based in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. While primarily focused on nerdy media, he has a love for anything that contains humor within it. Find more of his writing under his pseudonym Anthony Flagg at The Cosmic Circus.

Read more of Marvin’s work here.

Miles (Milo) Milton-Jefferies is a London-based film and TV obsessive who’s always at a gig. Having written reviews for SpoilerTV; he works in his day job as a university librarian, so is always surrounded by books. He can be found at Twitter on @Milo_AFC, on letterboxd at Milo123.

Read more of Milo’s work here.

Nick Glover is a film critic out of Chicago, IL. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, when not reviewing films, Nick is listening to music, painting, or reading. He has a specific interest in noir films and overly pretentious cinema. Keep up with all of Nick’s work on Twitter/X.

Read more of Nick’s work here.

Pedro Lima is a Brazilian film producer, executive producer, and film critic. He is a member of the International Documentary Association (IDA), Gotham Media and Film Institute, and the International Film Society Critics Association (IFSCA).

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Ricky Valero is based in Nashville, TN. He has a huge passion for film and tv. He is a proud member of the Critics Choice Association . While not watching movies, he has a huge love for crappy reality dating shows.

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Sarah Manvel is the author of You Ruin It When You Talk. She is also a Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic, reviewing films for outlets including Critic’s Notebook, In Their Own League and Filmhounds, and on her blog, sarahsnewideas.com. A member of GALECA, International Film Society Critics, The Film Critics Association UK and the Online Association of Female Film Critics, she is a dual Irish and American citizen and lives in London, or on bluesky (cairdiul), instagram (cairdiul) or twitter (typewritersarah).

Read more of Sarah’s work here.

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