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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.
Indie Focus: Holding together in 'Bad Times at the El Royale,' 'Beautiful Boy' and 'The Kindergarten Teacher'

Another edition of your regular field guide to the world of movies in Los Angeles and beyond.

AFI Fest galas include 'Bird Box,' 'The Kominsky Method' and 'Buster Scruggs,' continuing Netflix's fall fest surge

The upcoming AFI Fest announces gala screenings, including world premieres of Netflix's 'Bird Box' and 'The Kominsky Method,' alongside 'The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,' 'Green Book' and 'Widows.'

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