Amy Nicholson

film critic for the Guardian and host of the podcast “Unspooled”

Guest

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

Amy Nicholson on KCRW

Our critics review “Uglydolls,” an animated musical that celebrates weirdness, starring Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Emma Roberts; “The Intruder,” in which a young married couple…

In ‘Uglydolls,’ not fitting in is a good thing

Our critics review “Uglydolls,” an animated musical that celebrates weirdness, starring Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Emma Roberts; “The Intruder,” in which a young married couple…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the third installment in the DreamWorks Animation franchise; “Paddleton,” about an unlikely friendship between two…

In ‘Paddleton,’ bromance and coping with cancer

Our critics review “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the third installment in the DreamWorks Animation franchise; “Paddleton,” about an unlikely friendship between two…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Upside,” about a rich quadriplegic man who hires a parolee to help him with his day-to-day life, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman; “Ashes in…

How does ‘The Upside’ compare to its French counterpart ‘The Intouchables?’

Our critics review “Upside,” about a rich quadriplegic man who hires a parolee to help him with his day-to-day life, starring Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman; “Ashes in…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

More from KCRW

Two big HBO shows,  'Game of Thrones' and 'Veep,'  aired their final series this year and both are expected to land a bucketful of Emmy nominations. But are they a shoo-in to win?

from Screengrab

Playwright Geraldine Inoa’s stunning play “Scraps” is haunted by a character we never meet. Don't miss this powerful production.

from Opening the Curtain

Edward Goldman talks about a week full of extraordinary dance performances on stage and on screen.

from Art Talk

Actress, director, producer Elizabeth Banks is a member of a very small club: women who make commercial big-studio movies.

from The Business

The lovely paradox of Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell,” in subtitled Mandarin and English, is that everyone in it tries to hide their feelings as long as they can, yet their story goes…

from Film Reviews

Edward Goldman talks about the LACMA exhibition covering the last four decades of contemporary Chinese art.

from Art Talk

Joe wants to know: "Where is the broadcast network version of Shark Week?"

from Screengrab

Laila Lalami’s The Other Americans is a polyphonic novel about social class and identity, with a revelation in every chapter.

from Bookworm

Edward Goldman talks about the treasures of Villa dei Papiri at Getty Villa for the exhibition  Buried by Vesuvius.

from Art Talk