Amy Nicholson

film critic and host of the podcast Unspooled

Guest

Host of the podcast The Canon; Former chief film critic for LA Weekly

Amy Nicholson on KCRW

Critics review “American Utopia,” in which David Byrne and musicians perform songs from the Broadway musical "American Utopia;” “Totally Under Control,” a documentary with public…

‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’ is relevant today and Sacha Baron Cohen’s best performance, says critic

Critics review “American Utopia,” in which David Byrne and musicians perform songs from the Broadway musical "American Utopia;” “Totally Under Control,” a documentary with public…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan;” “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” from director Charlie Kaufman about one couple’s unusual relationship and mind games; “The…

In live-action remake, Mulan is like Rey from ‘Star Wars’ and talking dragon Mushu is gone

Critics review Disney’s live-action remake of “Mulan;” “I’m Thinking of Ending Things,” from director Charlie Kaufman about one couple’s unusual relationship and mind games; “The…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Critics review “The Rental,” a thriller about two couples who rent an oceanside vacation home, but then their weekend getaway goes awry; “Radioactive,” a biopic starring Rosamund Pike…

Marie Curie biopic ‘Radioactive’ is dazzling, says critic

Critics review “The Rental,” a thriller about two couples who rent an oceanside vacation home, but then their weekend getaway goes awry; “Radioactive,” a biopic starring Rosamund Pike…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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