film critic for The Wrap and co-host of the podcast Linoleum Knife
Chief film critic for The Wrap and co-host of the podcast Linoleum Knife
Our critics review "Shaft," about an FBI cyber security expert whose friend dies mysteriously, then pairs up with his father, cop John Shaft, to find the truth; "The Dead Don't Die," a…
Jun. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review "Booksmart," in which two super smart high school friends cram all the fun stuff they missed out on into the night before graduation; “Halston,” a documentary about…
May. 24from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review “The Curse of La Llorona,” a thriller about a ghost that stalks children at night in 1970s Los Angeles; “Her Smell,” about a tortured young musician played by…
Apr. 19from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I buy a t-shirt and get an email and somehow it reminds me that writers aren’t always the greatest bosses, especially of other writers.
Jun. 12from Martini Shot
Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has worked on the X-Men movie franchise since 2006. ‘Dark Phoenix’ was his directorial debut.
Jun. 14from The Business
The first round of Emmy voting began earlier this week, and we're starting to get the lay of the land.
Jun. 14from Hollywood Breakdown
"Men in Black: International" is an industrial product salvaged from the remnants of an exhausted franchise and aimed at a young audience that may not know or care what a joy the…
Jun. 14from Film Reviews
Santa Monica Airport is expected to close by 2028 and be replaced by a park, and this weekend the city will begin digging up both ends of the runway.
Jun. 11from Design and Architecture
You may have never heard of Clarence Avant, but this enigmatic manager, producer and record executive has touched the lives of a wide array of people you have heard of: Bill Withers,…
May. 31from The Business
Jazz pianist Billy Tipton has been celebrated by some as a trans pioneer – but his story resists an easy telling.
May. 30from Lost Notes
In the early ‘80s, two teenage siblings in London recorded an album that fused Pakistani pop and British New Wave. It became a perfect harmony of the two worlds they lived in.
Jun. 6from Lost Notes
Georgia has become Hollywood East in recent years, thanks to the hefty tax breaks they offer productions.
May. 31from Hollywood Breakdown