Amy Nicholson is chief film critic for L.A. Weekly. Her reviews and stories appear in all Voice Media Group publications, and she co-hosts the weekly Voice Film Club podcast. Nicholson holds a double B.A. in film studies and anthropology from the University of Oklahoma as well as a master’s in professional writing from USC. Her criticism has been recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia, and her first book, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor, was recently published by Cahiers du Cinema. Reach her on Twitter at @theamynicholson.
6 days ago | Film Reviews
Batkid Begins reveals the origin of a heartwarming viral video — and our obsession with heroes, super and otherwise Dana Nachman's Batkid Begins marches in with the mini-movie you've already seen. (Unless, as Bruce Wayne suffered in The Dark Knigh...
The La Brea Tar Pits’ new short-film exhibit, Titans of the Ice Age: The La Brea Story in 3-D, coolly describes itself as a “death trap.” Since 1903, more than 3 million fossils have been disinterred from the muck.
Dana Nachman's Batkid Begins marches in with the mini-movie you've already seen. (Unless, as Bruce Wayne suffered in The Dark Knight Rises, you've spent months in a hole.) On a November weekday in San Francisco -- a/k/a...
Miroslav Slaboshpitsky's bleak school drama The Tribe was shot in the Ukraine, but you won't be reading subtitles. The cast, all first-time actors, are deaf teenagers, and Slaboshpitsky's camera pads behind them into their state-run...
In 1986, there was a ritual when New York kids bought a pair of Adidas. They would stretch, starch, and iron the shoelaces, then thread them back outside-in. The message: I can afford the name brand, but my style is unique. Fashion is about that...
13 days ago | Film Reviews
Crystal Moselle's documentary The Wolfpack is a Manhattan fable about fear. Two decades ago, a Hare Krishna, conspiracy theorist and self-described god named Oscar Angulo moved from Peru to a public housing tenement on the Lower East Side with his...