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Hi I’m Raquel Stecher and I have a passion for movies. I started a classic film blog back in 2007 called Out of the Past. Over the past decade the blog changed my life. I’ve been lucky enough to work with great brands, attend six TCM Classic Film Festivals, interview celebrities on the red carpet in Hollywood, review film books and watch, research and write about lots of great movies. I’ve been itching to branch out into new movies and Quelle Movies (formerly Bygone Voyager) is my latest venture. Follow along as I discuss new and upcoming movies (and some from the past couple decades too!) and share my love of independent and foreign cinema.


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Film Festival Accreditations:

  • Toronto International Film Festival (2018)
  • Slamdance (2019 – remote)
  • SXSW (2019)

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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