Amy Nicholson was chief film critic at LA Weekly from 2013 to 2016. Her work also appeared in the other Voice Media Group publications – DenverWestword, Phoenix New Times, Miami New Times, Broward-Palm Beach New Times, Houston Press, Dallas Observer and OC Weekly – and in VMG’s film partner, the Village Voice.
Nicholson’s criticism was recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Her first book, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor, was published in 2014 by Cahiers du Cinema.
3 days ago | Film and TV
The biggest story at this year's Sundance Film Festival was the record-breaking bidding war for The Birth of a Nation, a prestige biopic about rebellious slave Nat Turner. When Fox Searchlight snatched it for $17.5 million — $5 million more than a...
22 days ago | Film Reviews
Benghazi is a hashtag battle cry, a call to arms that many Americans don't understand. Unlike the simplicity of "Remember the Alamo!" a bleat of "Benghazi!" still has people wondering, "Wait, what happened? And why are we mad?" Michael Bay's 13 Ho...
Benghazi is a hashtag battle cry, a call to arms that many Americans don't understand. Unlike the simplicity of "Remember the Alamo!" a bleat of "Benghazi!" still has people wondering, "Wait, what happened? And why are we...
25 days ago | Film Reviews
Charlie Kaufman is a cartographer of the soul. You can picture him hunched over parchment accurately inking each dark river and, off to the side, cautioning that there be dragons. What makes Kaufman cinema's best psychoanalyst is a contradiction. ...
Deniz Gamze Ergüven's Mustang transplants The Virgin Suicides to rural Turkey, a place where female-horror fairy tales aren't always fiction. The wild horses of the title are five orphan sisters with waist-length manes who live...
With each script, Charlie Kaufman, cinema's best psychoanalyst, has exaggerated his characters' impotence. In his newest, Anomalisa, he goes to the extreme by literally making them puppets. Anomalisa's stop–motion figurines'...