Alistair Ryder

Leeds, UK
Leeds Trinity University
Movies, TV, Pop Culture
  • Alistair is a Rotten Tomatoes certified film critic who reviews the latest cinema and streaming releases for Looper.
  • He has written features and reviews on film and culture for outlets including Vice, GQ, Little White Lies, Digital Spy, Thrillist, the BFI and Input.
  • He’s been writing about film since 2014, when he started contributing to Film Inquiry while working at a cinema.


Alistair got his first big break working in local news in England, spending nearly four years as a reporter at Cambridgeshire Live, breaking stories that caught national attention. He’s always written about film as a hobby, and used his holiday time from work to attend festivals including Cannes and Sundance as accredited press. In that time, he also had major opportunities such as interviewing the likes of Woody Harrelson and other notable film industry figures for Film Inquiry and Zavvi. Now, he’s a freelance writer, with bylines at Vice, GQ, Thrillist, Little White Lies, Digital Spy, Input, the BFI, and more.


Alistair studied journalism at Leeds Trinity University, where he got the opportunity to work with editors and adapt his writing style to suit different audiences.
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