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Awards

  • 2014 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published December 26, 2013

    "Lone Survivor"

  • 2014 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published August 8, 2013

    "Lovelace"

  • 2014 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published August 8, 2013

    "Lovelace"

  • 2014 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published December 12, 2013

    "Saving Mr. Banks"

  • 2014 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published September 5, 2013

    "Riddick"

2015 Stories by AMY NICHOLSON

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  • AMY NICHOLSON

    We Are Your Friends: Valley of the Beats

    published August 27, 2015

    Remake The Graduate today, and an adult might corner Benjamin Braddock and whisper, "Startups." Debut director Max Joseph gives that a... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Nine Truths Cut From Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A Movie

    published August 20, 2015

    "You could make five different N.W.A movies. We made the one we wanted to make." That's director F. Gary Gray during an audience Q&A... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Lily's Ride

    published August 20, 2015

    It's a perfect summer afternoon in Los Angeles, and Lily Tomlin wants to do everything: drive to Neptune's Net in Malibu, explore the LA River,... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    The Bud Identity

    published August 20, 2015

    Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra is a bloody valentine attached to a bomb. It's violent, brash, inventive and horrific, as well as... More >>

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    It Ain't Ruff

    published August 13, 2015

    In the holy trinity of N.W.A, each icon had a power: Dr. Dre produced, Ice Cube wrote the words, and Eazy-E was the comic relief. Their biopic,... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Greta's Monster

    published August 13, 2015

    Brooke, Greta Gerwig's latest Manhattan creation, is a hurricane gobbling up lives. She's a singer, restaurateur, interior decorator, math... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Rock Becomes Her

    published August 6, 2015

    Jonathan Demme's rock & roll dramedy Ricki and the Flash exists in a wormhole in which the past five decades of pop culture are a blur.... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    We Choose to Accept It

    published July 30, 2015

    At 53, Tom Cruise is past the retirement age of every James Bond except Roger Moore. Yet his 19­-year-­old Mission: Impossible... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Not Worth Your Quarters

    published July 23, 2015

    Here's a shocker: In his latest outing, Adam Sandler plays a stunted man-child who turns out to be very, very special. That's his ecological... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Irrational Man Finds Woody Allen Skeeved By Emma Stone's Older Lover

    published July 16, 2015

    At the start of Woody Allen's campus comedy Irrational Man, caddish professor Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix) drives up to a new school that... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    The Ab-bening

    published July 9, 2015

    Imagine Donald Trump wanted to reboot his disastrous presidential-campaign-announcement month to start over as a younger man with real hair. In... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Being, Not Passing

    published July 9, 2015

    The pizza joint Shakey's in Hollywood is packed when transgender actresses Mya Taylor and Kiki Rodriguez slide into a booth with their director... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Where the Boys Are

    published July 2, 2015

    Steven Soderbergh's 2012 Magic Mike was a cocktease. The ads tempted audiences with sweaty chests and thrusting crotches, but after... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Terminator Is a Flat Circle

    published July 2, 2015

    Five films into the franchise, Terminator: Genisys feels like a VHS cassette that has been rewound and recorded over for 21 years.... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Where He Got Those Wonderful Toys

    published June 25, 2015

    Dana Nachman's Batkid Begins marches in with the mini-movie you've already seen. (Unless, as Bruce Wayne suffered in The Dark Knight... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    All In Your Head

    published June 18, 2015

    The first time we cry, as a newborn, might be the purest emotion we ever feel. We sob—a raw mess of tears and terror—and a big... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    The Wolfpack Shows What It's Like to Be Raised By 1990s DVDs

    published June 11, 2015

    Crystal Moselle's documentary The Wolfpack is a Manhattan fable about fear. Two decades ago, a Hare Krishna, conspiracy theorist and... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Cusack Breaks Free

    published June 11, 2015

    When John Cusack was launching his career in the '80s, Brian Wilson had gone from rock star to living lore—a brilliant Bigfoot. "People... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Judd Apatow's Second Act

    published June 11, 2015

    Two and a half years ago, Judd Apatow released This Is 40, the most personal film of his career. He was anxious. He usually is. His... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    5 Flights Up Star Diane Keaton Still Has It All

    published June 11, 2015

    Diane Keaton thinks her new film is delightfully ironic. Richard Loncraine's 5 Flights Up is the latest in that burgeoning genre,... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Never Say 'Not Her' Again

    published June 4, 2015

    The Melissa McCarthy of Spy is different from the one who rose to prominence by shitting in a sink. Bridesmaids scored her an... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    The Fault and Our Stars

    published May 28, 2015

    The San Andreas fault stretches 810 miles up the Pacific coast, roughly the length of a 413 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnsons lying end to end. When... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Tomorrowland Is the Blockbuster That Cared

    published May 21, 2015

    In a junk-food summer, Brad Bird's Tomorrowland is a defiant carrot stick, a blockbuster adventure flick in which the message is "Think... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Avengers: Age of Ultron Doesn't Bother With Surprises

    published April 30, 2015

    Avengers: Age of Ultron is a complicated, ticking machine—a cuckoo clock under attack. Returning helmer Joss Whedon is earnestly... More >>

  • AMY NICHOLSON

    Nicholas Sparks' Bull-Riding Romance Is Total BS—and Totally Great

    published April 9, 2015

    The Longest Ride is Nicholas Sparks' most ambitious novel. Instead of one couple, there are two—and he's even stretched out of his... More >>

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