Core Four – Get to Know Us

As we are relaunching as an exclusive outlet for female and nonbinary writers, we wanted to reintroduce our core team members! While the four of us did partake in the last full season at Oscars Central, we just wanted to start the season off with a reintroduction for some or if you’re new here, you can get to know us!

Kenzie Vanunu (@kenzvanunu) she/her
Located: LA
Five Movies to Get to Know Me By: Cabaret, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, mother!, Somewhere, Jennifer’s Body
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Movie Character: Lisbeth Salander
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Director: Lynne Ramsay 
Best Movie Theater Going Experience: A Star is Born (2018) first screening in LA for Arclight Members only. We come to THIS place for magic.
Salty or Sweet Movie Snack: Sour Patch Strawberries!
Favorite Review I’ve Written: Blonde 
Fun Fact: Despite being a movie lover, I have only ever named my dogs after tv shows! (Roger Sterling, Pancakes) 

Nicole Ackman (@nicoleackman16) she/her
Located: Raleigh, North Carolina
Five Movies to Get to Know Me By: Little Women (2019), Crimson Peak, Emma. (2020), The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, The Last Jedi
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Movie Character: Rose DeWitt Bukater
What Got Me into Movies: My mom’s addiction to Turner Classic Movies, being a theater kid, and Baz Lurman’s The Great Gatsby.
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Director: Other than the obvious (Greta Gerwig, duh), I’m a big Sofia Coppola fan.
Salty or Sweet Movie Snack: Both? I’m a sour or mint candy and pretzel kind of girl.
Favorite Review I’ve Written: She Said
Fun Fact: I’m about to graduate with my Master’s degree in Public History.

Lex Williams (@lexwilli_) she/her
Located: Charlotte, North Carolina
Five Movies to Get to Know Me By: School of Rock, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Jurassic Park, Josie and the Pussycats, Mamma Mia!
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Movie Character: Holly Golightly
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Director: Nancy Meyers
Best Movie Theater Going Experience: Seeing Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again in LA on opening night. Everyone cheered when Cher came on screen and I felt God in that movie theater.
Salty or Sweet Movie Snack: Both. I like to mix M&Ms in my popcorn.
Favorite Review I’ve Written: Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me
Fun Fact: In first grade, I tried to steal a copy of Geppetto (2000) from Blockbuster by hiding it from my parents when it was time to return it. My parents thwarted my plan and I wasn’t allowed to rent Geppetto again.

Jillian Chilingerian (@JillianChili) she/her
Located: LA
Five Movies to Get to Know Me By: Under the Skin, Solaris (1972) , The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, If Beale Street Could Talk, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Movie Character: Lydia TÁR
What Got Me into Movies: Watching The Outsiders
Favorite Female or Non-Binary Director: Alice Diop
Best Movie Theater Going Experience: Parasite
Salty or Sweet Movie Snack: Salty
Favorite Review I’ve Written: Babylon
Fun Fact:  I had perfect attendance from K-12

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