Mark Olsen

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.
Debra Granik explores the bond between father and daughter in the timely drama 'Leave No Trace'

For her first fiction feature since 'Winter's Bone,' filmmaker Debra Granik collaborated with actors Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie for 'Leave No Trace'

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Whit Stillman revisits 'The Last Days of Disco' ahead of 20th anniversary event in L.A. area

Though a box office disappointment in its day, the sly and charming 'The Last Days of Disco' has steadily gained a following and new generations of fans.