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Raquel Stecher is a film historian and critic. She’s a writer for Turner Classic Movies and DVD Netflix and has also contributed articles to The Library of Congress, The Dark Pages, Film Detective and Cine Suffragette. In 2007 she started the classic film blog Out of the Past and in 2018 branched out with Quelle Movies, a website devoted to new releases. She is a certified critic for Rotten Tomatoes and Cherry Picks and a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics. As press, Raquel has covered a variety of film festivals including:

  • TIFF,
  • Slamdance
  • Sundance
  • SXSW
  • AFI Fest
  • Woodstock
  • Double Exposure
  • Nashville Film Festival
  • and others


She’s a frequent guest on movie podcasts, hosts her own YouTube channel and in her free time tweets about all things film on her Twitter account @RaquelStecher.


Blog design by Kate Gabrielle

Film Festival Accreditations:

I’m a Tomato-meter approved Critic. Check out my profile page on Rotten Tomatoes.


I’m a member of the Online Association of Female Film Critics.


I’m a member of the Online Film & Television Association.

I’m a Cherry Picker critic for The Cherry Picks.

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