Life struck me as several cuts above “meh” but never made me jump out of my seat.
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.
A TIFF review of films "The Lady in the Van" and "The Daughter."
A review of Stephen Frears' "The Program" with Ben Foster.
A review of "I Saw the Light" from TIFF.
A review of "The Danish Girl" and "About Ray" from TIFF.
A review of Fox Searchlight's "Brooklyn" and "Youth."
Three films from TIFF 2015 starring Natalie Portman, Charlotte Rampling and Helen Mirren.
A report on two world premieres from the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Demolition and Where to Invade Next.
A preview of the 40th Toronto International Film Festival
An interview with Paul Weitz, writer/director of Grandma.
A critic looks back on the films that formed the way she reads cinema and life.