Film

Why We Started LAOFCS

Los Angeles is the home of Hollywood and the film industry. There are hundreds of critics in the Los Angeles area and yet there was only one critic's circle. San Francisco, New York, Austin, and all other major cities throughout the USA have an online critics group but not Los Angeles. We wanted to change that and therefore launched the Los Angeles Film Critics Society (LAOFCS) at the end of 2016.

By creating this group, we wanted to ensure that the members of our society are reflective of those who reside in the city of Los Angeles. Diversity is very important in film criticism and we want to make sure that all voices are represented within our group. We also want to embrace members that are finding new ways to criticize film whether that be through video, podcasts, or on social media.

Over the next few years, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society is hoping to redefine what it means to be part of a film critics group by having a year-round presence. Most film critic circles at the end of each year begin to appear to discuss their favorite films of the year. We wanted to create a film critics group that would openly discuss film throughout the year and not just during award season.

Meet the Founders

Scott Menzel

Founder & CEO

Scott "Movie Man" Menzel is the Editor-in-Chief, and main Entertainment Journalist for 'We Live Entertainment.'

Scott Mantz

President

Scott “Movie” Mantz is the resident Film Critic and Film Segment Producer for “Access Hollywood” and “Access Hollywood Live.”

Ashley Menzel

Vice President

Ashley Menzel is the full-time editor, and a film and television journalist for 'We Live Entertainment.'

Check out our Press Releases

All of our press releases plus our official lists for best and worst films throughout the year.