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.
4 hours ago | Film and TV
The first famous tennis player was King Louis X of France. Nicknamed Louis the Quarreler for his domestic politics, meaning he was likely a real pain to the ref, King Louis is renowned for two facts in athletic lore: He invented the indoor tennis ...
Remake The Graduate today, and an adult might corner Benjamin Braddock and whisper, "Startups." Debut director Max Joseph gives that a good shot, though the result -- the EDM-fueled, drug-laced dream-crusher We Are Your Friends --...
In stretches of South America, where the middle class can still afford a live-in housekeeper, there's a renaissance of the kind of upstairs/downstairs drama that inspired scores of British novels and, later, frothed up into Downton Abbey....
8 days ago | Film and TV
Remake The Graduate today, and an adult might corner Benjamin Braddock and whisper, "Startups." Debut director Max Joseph gives that a good shot, though the result — the EDM-fueled, drug-laced dream-crusher We Are Your Friends — is so ...
13 days ago | Film Reviews
Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra is a bloody Valentine attached to a bomb. It's violent, brash, inventive, and horrific, and perhaps the most romantic film of the year. Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star as Mike and Phoebe, two West Virginia...
13 days ago | Film and TV
It's a perfect summer afternoon in Los Angeles, and Lily Tomlin wants to do everything: Drive to Neptune's Net in Malibu, explore the L.A. River, tour Koreatown, grab cocktails in West Hollywood. She jumps in her 1955 Dodge Royal Lancer — he...