In the age of internet trolls, being a film critic isn’t always glamorous, but Mallory Andrews can go toe to toe with any trash- talker on Twitter. As senior editor of cléo, a journal of film and feminism (and “a true labour of love”), columnist at Movie Mezzanine, and an alum of the IndieWire Critics Academy at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland, Andrews stands out for her impeccable eye and incisive sexual politics. She’s helping to even out the gender gap in film writing— largely still a man’s game— but that doesn’t mean Andrews knows only about “female interest” movies. “As I’ve come to be known for writing from a feminist perspective, I tend to mostly get assigned to review ‘women’s films’—but I have the skills to write about the new Scorsese too!” she says. Make no mistake: Andrews can talk Star Wars and slapstick with the best of them.