Scott Tobias Scott Tobias is the film editor of The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section of The Onion, where he's worked as a staff writer for over a decade.

Scott Tobias

Contributor/Movie Critic

Scott Tobias is the film editor of The A.V. Club, the arts and entertainment section of The Onion, where he's worked as a staff writer for over a decade. His reviews have also appeared in Time Out New York, City Pages, The Village Voice, The Nashville Scene, and The Hollywood Reporter. Along with other members of the A.V. Club staff, he co-authored the 2002 interview anthology The Tenacity Of the Cockroach and the new book Inventory, a collection of pop-culture lists.

Though Tobias received a formal education at the University Of Georgia and the University Of Miami, his film education was mostly extracurricular. As a child, he would draw pictures on strips of construction paper and run them through the slats on the saloon doors separating the dining room from the kitchen. As an undergraduate, he would rearrange his class schedule in order to spend long afternoons watching classic films on the 7th floor of the UGA library. He cut his teeth writing review for student newspapers (first review: a pan of the Burt Reynolds comedy Cop and a Half) and started freelancing for the A.V. Club in early 1999.

Tobias currently resides in Chicago, where he shares a too-small apartment with his wife, his daughter, two warring cats and the pug who agitates them.

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In Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? director Travis Wilkerson dissects an act of racial violence in his family's past — and the systemic racism that endures today. Grasshopper Films hide caption

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In Mute, Alexander Skarsgård plays Leo, a mute bartender searching for his lost girlfriend. The film is Duncan Jones' return to the kind of moody Sci-Fi that marks his early work. Keith Bernstein/Netflix hide caption

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In the Maze Runner: The Death Cure, a group of teenagers are tasked with saving the world. L to R: Thomas (Dylan O'Brien), Newt (Thomas Brodie-Sangster), Cranks leader Jorge (Giancarlo Esposito), Frypan (Dexter Darden) and Brenda (Rosa Salazar). Twentieth Century Fox hide caption

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