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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.
After 'Black Panther' and 'The Last Jedi,' is this the era of the artisanal blockbuster?

Filmmakers such as Ryan Coogler, Rian Johnson and Patty Jenkins seem to have found a way to make personal, idiosyncratic movies within the franchise machinery of modern Hollywood.

Joss Whedon steps away from 'Batgirl' project: 'I really didn't have a story.'

The writer-director leaves the DC/WB "Batgirl" project after a year, declaring that he "failed" to find the story.

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