Mattie Lucas is a freelance film critic whose work has appeared in print in the Lexington Dispatch since 2004, when they were a senior in high school. She founded From the Front Row on October 31, 2006 where she has been steadily writing reviews ever since. She has also been a staff critic at In Review Online since 2009 and continues to contribute regularly. Mattie is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association, the North Carolina Film Critics Society, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Online Film Critics Society. Mattie attended Appalachian State University where she studied Theatre and Film Studies and resides in Boone, North Carolina.