Tarek Fayoumi is the creator and lead critic of movieswithtarek.com. He is also a regular contributor with Positively Naperville and has written for the Chicago Reader. He is also a member of Independent Film Critics of America. Tarek has always had a passion for movies, but his days of writing film reviews began during his teen years when his parents introduced him to Ebert and Roeper. Inspired by Roger Ebert’s trademark thumbs up/thumbs down, Tarek became motivated to start sharing his reviews containing his personal reflections of cinematic experiences. Tarek has also worked in movie theatres for many years, and he has served as an intern at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016. Tarek loves to cover any premiere event that he can. He has covered Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, the Chicago Critics Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, and the Chicago International Film Festival. He covers these festivals frequently. In addition to seeing several movies a week, Tarek loves attending theatrical productions, live comedy events, and music concerts.