Reuben Baron

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New York, NY
Bard College
Studio Ghibli, Guillermo Del Toro, His Dark Materials
  • Reuben is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic and regular attendee of the Toronto International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival.
  • At Xoop, he writes movie reviews, frequently covers major film festivals, conducts interviews, and writes features.
  • For over a decade, Reuben has presented on panels at Anime Boston and the Arisia sci-fi/fantasy convention.


Reuben Baron (he/they pronouns) is a writer, actor, Tomatometer-approved critic, and general nerd with a particular interest in animation. Roger Ebert praised Reuben's movie review LiveJournal when Reuben was in high school, which inspired him to get into professional writing work. They are a member of the EPIC Players theatre company and the author of the coming-of-age anime convention dramedy webcomic "Con Job: Revenge of the SamurAlchemist," available on Tapas. Reuben has over a decade of writing experience and has also been published in Paste Magazine, Anime News Network, The Verge, io9, CBR, and JewishBoston, among other websites. Their original screenplays have been placed in writing contests, including the Austin Film Festival, StoryPros, and WeScreenplay competitions.


Reuben Baron studied film at Bard College, taking classes from such prestigious directors as Kelly Reichardt and So Yong Kim. He somehow convinced Neil Gaiman to play a parody of Alan Moore in his senior thesis film, "The Making of a Superhero Musical."
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