Reuben Baron

Boston, MA
Bard College
Movies, TV, Anime/Animation, Sci-Fi
  • 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 regularly attends film festivals, including Sundance and TIFF, giving him insight into the latest and most anticipated films.


Reuben Baron is a writer, filmmaker, critic and general nerd with a particular interest in animation. He graduated from the film program at Bard College in 2015 and has written multiple screenplays which have placed in contests. One of those screenplays, the coming-of-age anime convention dramedy Con Job: Revenge of the SamurAlchemist, has been adapted into a webcomic on Tapas. In addition to at Looper, Reuben's writing can be found at CBR, JewishBoston, Paste, The Verge, and Anime News Network, among other sites.


Reuben Baron studied film under 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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