Why LAOFCS was started...

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 group. San Francisco, New York, Austin, and most 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) in 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 incredibly important in film criticism and we want to make sure that all voices were represented within our group. We also wanted to embrace critics 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 groups at the end of each year begin to discuss their favorite films of the year in order to determine which ones will be deemed Award-Worthy. Our goal is to create a film critics group that would openly discuss film throughout the year and not just during award season.

Meet the Board

Scott Menzel

Founder & President

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

Scott Mantz

Co-Founder

Scott “Movie” Mantz is the host of Collider's 'Movie Review Talk' and an in-demand moderator.

Krisily Kennedy

Secretary 

Krisily Kennedy is the creator and owner of 'The Movie Chickk.'

Ashley Menzel

Treasurer

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.