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.
Listen up, film fans! Actor & comedian Paul Scheer and film critic Amy Nicholson want your advice as they make the ultimate list of the greatest movies of all time. In Season 1, they watched every one of the AFI’s Top 100 films...and decided they could kick off half. Now, they're filling in the gaps by investigating wildly diverse areas of film through miniseries on topics like horror movies, documentaries and romantic comedies, with help from listeners' picks. Along the way, they’ll dissect iconic scenes, spotlight their favorite characters, and talk to some of the actors and directors who worked on these classics. And when Unspooled has built their own list of the best movies on earth, they'll blast them into space to be immortalized for eternity. Seriously.
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.
We’re fresh off ‘Green Book’ achieving its dream Oscar night (CONGRATULATIONS you made-up Hero Dad Story you!!!). But this week’s episode is about EVERY Oscars ceremony. Why? Because the Oscars dictate most of your movie-watching year: October-December = “good movies”, January-February =…Listen
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…Listen
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;…Listen
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/unspooledListen
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…Listen
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…Listen
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…Listen
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…Listen
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…Listen