Nothing here deserves to be characterized as morbid. Indeed, quite the opposite.
Susan Wloszczyna spent much of her nearly 30 years at USA TODAY as a senior entertainment reporter doing her dream job: Visiting the New Zealand film set of "The Lord of the Rings," being a zombie extra in George Romero’s "Land of the Dead" and interviewing countless show biz figures including icons (Vincent Price, Shirley Temple, Peter O’Toole, Mr. Rogers), A-list stars (George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington) and big-name filmmakers (Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Jane Campion, Nancy Meyers, Spike Lee, Wes Anderson and Alexander Payne).
Her positions at the newspaper included being a film reviewer for twelve years as well as the Life section copy desk chief. Now unchained from the grind of daily journalism, she is ready to view the world of movies with fresh eyes.
An appreciation of Jonathan Demme's "The Silence of the Lambs" on its 25th anniversary.
Reactions to to some of the 2016 Academy Award nominees.
A preview of the 73rd Golden Globes ceremony airing Sunday night, and some predictions.
A piece on how the 2015 award season reflects a thriving marketplace for older moviegoers.
An interview with the star and director of "Trumbo".
A look at "The Martian's" possible future as a heavy awards contender.
A recap of the screenings and events at the 2015 Middleburg Film Festival.
The Oscar for Best Actor could come down to a battle between actors considered overdue for their first Oscar.
A column on the state of the Oscar race after Venice, Telluride and Toronto, with an emphasis on the abundance of actors and actresses playing real people.
An interview with Martin Zandvliet, writer/director of "Land of Mine."