Amy Nicholson is a film critic for Variety and KPCC's "Film Week," and the host of the podcast "The Canon." Formerly, Nicholson was the chief film critic for MTV News and the LA Weekly, editor-in-chief of Boxoffice Magazine and film editor of the IE Weekly. Her other credits include the Los Angeles Times, Movieline, Deadline, New York Magazine, LA CityBeat, Uproxx, and the MTV podcast "Skillset." She has served on the jury for Sundance and SXSW, and screened submissions for Sundance, AFI, and the Los Angeles Film Festival, and her criticism and investigative features have been recognized by the Los Angeles Press Club, the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards, and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. Amy holds a double B.A. in Film Studies and Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma as well as a Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California. Her first book, Tom Cruise: Anatomy of an Actor, was published in Spring 2014 by Phaidon Press/Cahiers du Cinema.