Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson is the chief film critic for MTV News. She is the co-host of the Earwolf podcast The Canon and host of the MTV podcast Skillset. Her interests include hot dogs, standard poodles and comedies about the utter futility of existence, and her first book, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor was recently published by Cahiers du Cinema. Reach her on Twitter at @theamynicholson.

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Unspooled

Paul Scheer is a lifelong movie buff, but he's never seen many of the all time greats. On Unspooled, his team-up with film critic Amy Nicholson, he's remedying that by watching the AFI's top 100 movies of all time, to find out what makes classics like Citizen Kane and Taxi Driver so special. Paul & Amy will dissect iconic scenes, talk to artists and industry experts, and discover just how these films got made.

The Canon

What films should be included in the list of all-time greats? Film critic Amy Nicholson (MTV News) and a guest debate, discuss and sometimes harmoniously agree about whether a film should be Canon-ized. Ultimately, the decision is yours. Cast your vote in the Earwolf forums, and decide the legacy of each movie forevermore. No pressure.

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Guest Appearances

HDTGM presents: Unspooled: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

Paul introduces a special episode of Unspooled, the show where Paul & Amy Nicholson explore the AFI's list of the 100 greatest American films of all time. This episode covers Steven Spielberg’s alien classic E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. For more Unspooled, subscribe on…

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How To Separate Good Internet Outrage From The Evil Kind

The Cracked Podcast #253August 19, 2018

You need to arm yourself against weaponized old tweets. Not your own tweets, hopefully (though who knows). We’re talking about how every time you open social media, someone’s outrageous words are being used against them. Maybe the frequency of that scares you;…

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Introducing Unspooled

I Was There Too #86.5May 17, 2018

Paul Scheer & Amy Nicholson’s new podcast launches today! Here’s a preview of Unspooled, the show where Paul and Amy team up to watch the greatest movies of all time. Episode 1: Citizen Kane is out right now. Check out Unspooled in…

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Introducing Unspooled

Paul’s new podcast launches today! Here’s a preview of Unspooled, the show where Paul teams up with Amy Nicholson to watch the greatest movies of all time. Episode 1: Citizen Kane is out right now. Check out Unspooled in Apple Podcasts: www.applepodcasts.com/unspooled

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Almost Every Film Ever with Amy Nicholson and Jen Yamato

I Was There Too #84April 11, 2018

Film critics Amy Nicholson & Jen Yamato join Matt to talk about what it’s like to be a critic in today’s film climate. They discuss everything from their approaches to criticism to the hardest movies to review. Plus, we’ll hear about how…

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17 Classic Movies That Were Saved By Studio Interference

The Cracked Podcast #207October 16, 2017

In an alternate 1985, American movie audiences saw a movie called Spaceman From Pluto, wherein Eric Stoltz's time-traveling DeLorean is sent back to the 80s by driving straight into a nuclear explosion -- nuke the fridge style. Almost as if the writers…

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Flight (w/ Amy Nicholson)

Film critic Amy Nicholson joins Kevin this week to discuss the 2012 film "Flight." Amy and Kevin recount their very first meeting and analyze Denzel's movie star status before Amy gives a pre-review of "Fences." During their conversation on "Flight," they touch…

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Amy Nicholson, John Ross Bowie

Reading Aloud #31September 4, 2015

The great John Ross Bowie starts the show by reading the hilarious Albert Burneko piece “Truly I Say To You Today That Bono Is An Asswipe” complete with some delightful bloopers. Then, Amy Nicholson, Chief Film critic for the LA Weekly and…

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Collected Stories Vol. 1: The Best Of I Was There Too

I Was There Too #20July 22, 2015

On a special episode of I Was There Too, Matt shares a compilation of some of the best stories from the last year’s guests. From the ups and downs of improvised lines with Paul F. Tompkins in There Will Be Blood, to…

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