Mark Olsen writes about all kinds of movies for the Los Angeles Times as both a feature writer and reviewer. He creates a regular series on independent, documentary and foreign language films under the banner of Indie Focus, also curating and hosting the Indie Focus Screening Series. His work has also appeared in Film Comment, the New York Times, LA Weekly, Sight & Sound and other publications. He is from Kansas.
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Gillian Anderson vibes with women who forge their own paths, like her characters on ‘The First Lady,’ ‘The Great’ and ‘Sex Education.’
Simone Ashley, who plays Kate Sharma in “Bridgerton,” discusses the joys and responsibility of onscreen representation on “The Envelope” podcast.
Writer-director-actor Cooper Raiff saw his bittersweet “Cha Cha Real Smooth” become the biggest acquisition at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
How director Jeremiah Zagar brought authenticity and unexpected energy to Sandler’s Netflix breakout basketball dramedy.
Starring Adam Sandler and directed by Jeremiah Zagar, the Netflix original ‘Hustle’ brings a sweet, surprising energy to the story of a basketball hopeful and the scout who finds him.
With his first feature film in eight years, David Cronenberg returns with a project that acts as a summation of themes that have run throughout his career, an interest in how the body interacts with technology.
‘Candy’ star and executive producer Jessica Biel on the pressures of projecting perfection and how she moved on from her ‘7th Heaven’ persona.
Directed by Chloe Okuno, starring Maika Monroe, ‘Watcher’ explores what happens when women are not listened to, even when their lives are in danger,