Reuben Baron

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New York, NY
Bard College
Studio Ghibli, Guillermo Del Toro, His Dark Materials
  • Roger Ebert praised Reuben's movie review LiveJournal when Reuben was in high school, which inspired him to get into professional writing work.
  • For over a decade, Reuben has presented on panels at Anime Boston and the Arisia sci-fi/fantasy convention.
  • Reuben's original screenplays have placed in writing contests including the Austin Film Festival, StoryPros, and WeScreenplay competitions.


Reuben Baron (he/they pronouns) is a writer, filmmaker, critic, and general nerd with a particular interest in animation. They are the author of the coming-of-age anime convention dramedy webcomic Con Job: Revenge of the SamurAlchemist, available on Tapas. At Looper, he writes movie reviews (frequently covering major film festivals) as well as interviews and features. Reuben has over a decade of writing experience and has also been published at Paste Magazine, Anime News Network, The Verge, io9, CBR, and JewishBoston, among other websites.


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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