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From “Scarface,” “Midnight Express,” Natural Born Killers,” “Wall Street,” “JFK,” “Nixon,” “W,” and “Platoon” to this month’s release, “Snowden.” Oliver Stone has been one of the most provocative writers and directors in movie history. Also one of its most lauded, […]

Angelica Jade Bastién is one of my favorite critics, and her essays on film are always insightful and thought-provoking. For Vulture, she wrote about the increasingly sensitive and authentic portrayal of mental illness on television. And she calls out the […]

Critic Jacob Oller has an excellent essay on the summer movie season of 2016. The films predominantly focused on white dudes (The Nice Guys, Nine Lives, Popstar) had the most trouble finding their audience — even when they were good movies. Well, […]

Old films are disintegrating, and we risk losing forever indispensable works of art and cultural artifacts. In an article in the New York Times, movie critic Manola Dargis describes another challenge: there were different versions of some earlier films, so […]

If you are in the Washington DC area and would like to learn how to write a movie review, please join me for a free workshop on Saturday, Sept 10, 2016, at the Landmark E Street theater. It’s a part […]

Movie lists are irresistible — to make and to debate. Here are three intriguing new ones. My friend, Talk Easy podcast host and critic Sam Fragoso, has compiled a list ranking all of Matt Damon’s performances. I’d put “Stuck on […]

On rogerebert.com my friend Susan Wloszczyna writes about the top female movie fictional characters of all time, according to a list released by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, a group I am proud to be belong to. I was […]

It is an honor to be included with so many friends and colleagues on Women and Hollywood’s list of the top women writing about movies. Take a look and check out some of the ones you have not heard of […]

There have been a lot of complaints about the Vanity Fair cover story on Margot Robbie by Rich Cohen (“Vinyl”), which reads like a parody of skeezily raphsodic profiles of beautiful women. I particularly like the takedown from Rebecca Shaw, […]

I love finding new critics who write vividly and insightfully about film, and so I was glad to see Screen Queens’ new list of female movie critics to check out. Some are long-time favorites, including ReBecca Theodore-Vachon, Lisa Schwarzbaum, and […]