Alistair Ryder

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Leeds Trinity University
British Cinema And Pop Culture, The History Of Horror Movies, Awards Season
  • Alistair has gotten the chance to interview major names including Woody Harrelson, Steven Spielberg and the cast of Jackass.
  • He attends major international film festivals as a member of the press, including Cannes and Sundance.
  • Alistair has been a member of GALECA, an organization for LGBTQ film and TV critics, since 2017.


Alistair is a film critic and culture writer based in Manchester, England. He's currently Deputy Editor of The Lowdown, Zavvi's monthly magazine, where he has had the chance to interview major names. In addition to writing for Looper and Zavvi, he can be found sharing his thoughts on the latest films regularly over on The Film Stage. However, don't ask him what his favorite films are: He submitted a ballot as part of the 2022 Sight & Sound poll and already disagrees with many of the choices he made.


Alistair studied Journalism at Leeds Trinity University and worked for a newspaper in the UK before finding his calling in the glamorous world of entertainment journalism.
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