Senior U.S. Critic for Screen International
Vice president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; Senior critic for Screen International, chief film critic for Paste, and film critic for the New Republic
Critics review “The Old Guard,” an action-thriller about immortal mercenaries who must protect themselves when someone discovers their secret; “Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets,” a…
Jul. 13from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Critics review three films out this weekend that deal with troubled marriages in different ways.
Jun. 5from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review “A Secret Love,” a Netflix documentary about two older women who’ve hidden their romantic relationship from their families for decades; “The Half of It,” a Netflix…
Apr. 30from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
A Netflix melodrama appears to understand what many of us don’t about California’s ‘urban-rural divide.’
Jun. 11from Zócalo's Connecting California
Can the theatrical experience survive?
May. 29from Film Reviews
KCRW is pleased to partner with Neon to bring you the virtual cinema event - The Painter & The Thief.
May. 18from Arts & Culture Stories
David France’s new HBO documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya” looks at the ongoing campaign to eradicate gay people in the Chechen Republic.
Jul. 3from The Business
A new report from Ampere Analysis says the film and TV industry is set to lose $160 billion over the next five years because of the coronavirus shutdown.
May. 22from Hollywood Breakdown
The best actors can make words dance, and we take pleasure in their pleasure.
Jun. 9from The Treatment
NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free.
Jul. 10from Hollywood Breakdown
"The Audition" stars the great German actress Nina Hoss as a violin teacher determined to turn a tender young student into a virtuoso.
Jun. 26from Film Reviews
As Black Lives Matter protests and marches have continued throughout the week, Hollywood has given mixed responses. Some studios put out bland corporate statements, while others have…
Jun. 5from Hollywood Breakdown