The Moviegoer is the University of Pennsylvania's only film and media criticism publication. We are a student-run blog dedicated to providing insightful coverage of popular culture. The Moviegoer is generously sponsored by The Kelly Writers House. If you are interested in joining, please email bstaci@sas.upenn.edu


Get to Know Us!


Editor in Chief

Staci is a senior in the College studying Earth Science. Beyond her love for anything food-related, Staci is a huge fan of stand-up comedy and its associated podcasts. Her favorite movie is, unabashedly, Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier.


Head of Copyediting

Hayley is a sophomore studying Computer Science. When she's not cramming for an exam she can be found making late night runs to Insomnia or bingeing BBC crime dramas. Her favorite movies include Manchester by the Sea, Room, and anything starring Jake Gyllenhaal.


Head of Press Outreach

Tess Abdi is a Junior studying Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. She has a passion for documentaries and using her knowledge of said documentaries to create mockumentaries with her best friend. She is particularly fond of animated movies like Ice Age, Bug's Life, and Inside Out.


Managing Editor

Hannah Lazar is a junior majoring in Cinema and Media Studies, and minoring in Consumer Psychology and Art History. In her spare time, she loves to write and draw, watch horror movies and animated movies, and cook. Her favorite movies are The Grand Budapest Hotel, A Silent Voice, What We Do in the Shadows, The Pianist, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.


Treasurer, Head of Podcasting

Sydney Judge is a junior studying Communication and Consumer Psychology. She is passionate about filmmaking and spends most of her time outside of class working on projects. Her favorite movies are Singin' in the Rain, The Social Network, and Up.

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