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.
Latest From This Author
James Marsden is a jerk on ‘Jury Duty,’ but never at the expense of the show’s true protagonist: Ronald Gladden. Here’s how they pulled off the whole prank show.
The latest from filmmaker Nicole Holofcener examines the big emotions of the little problems of mid-life, whether what socks to wear or what to do with your future
Paul Schrader continues to explore whether bad people can be redeemed with ‘Master Gardener,’ which forms a loose trilogy with ‘First Reformed’ and ‘The Card Counter.’
Director Zachary Wigon and actors Christopher Abbott and Margaret Qualley discuss ‘Sanctuary,’ their provocative chamber drama of power and relationships.
‘Blackberry’ walks a line between dramatic reportage and satirical comedy in tracing the tale of how a Canadian company pioneered the smartphone market.
In ‘Margaret,’ Lana Del Rey suggests Qualley’s wedding to Del Rey collaborator Jack Antonoff is Dec. 18. We caught up with the actor to ask about it.
Experts tell The Times why Tetris, Air Jordans, BlackBerries, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and more are suddenly getting a star turn at the movies.
With deeply felt performances by Luca Marinelli and Alessandro Borghi, “The Eight Mountains” explores the intimacy of a complicated friendship
The feature debut for writer-director Nida Manzoor, “Polite Society” is a high-spirited action-comedy and celebration of the love between sisters.
Dave Grohl, José Feliciano, Beck entre las sorpresas del segundo fin de semana en Coachella
En el segundo fin de semana de Coachella, los invitados sorpresa incluyeron a Dave Grohl con Wet Leg, José Feliciano con Bad Bunny y Beck (y Bad Bunny) con Gorillaz.