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Mary McNamara

Columnist

Mary McNamara is a television critic for the Los Angeles Times. A Pulitzer Prize winner in 2015 and finalist for criticism in 2013 and 2014, she has won various awards for criticism and feature writing. She is the author of the Hollywood mysteries “Oscar Season” and “The Starlet.” She lives in La Crescenta with her husband, three children, two dogs and a hamster.

Recent Articles

  • Anna and Elsa are unstoppable in Disney's 'Frozen Live' at California Adventure

    Anna and Elsa are unstoppable in Disney's 'Frozen Live' at California Adventure

    Even by the very high standards set by their Disney-princess peers, the Arendelle royal sisters are the hardest-working women in show business. Weeks before its late November 2013 debut, “Frozen” was already carrying (crystallized) water for the Disneyland resort; Elsa (Idina Menzel) debuted the...

  • Bryan Cranston and HBO take LBJ 'All the Way'

    Bryan Cranston and HBO take LBJ 'All the Way'

    The HBO adaptation of Robert Schenkkan’s Tony-award winning play "All the Way," which chronicles President Lyndon Johnson’s struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act and then secure reelection, may seem to be about personality but it’s really about politics. Personality is a key part in the film, to...

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