Olivia Wilde

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Culture to cheer you up during the second lockdown: part two
Following yesterday’s roundup of music, games, books, TV, dance and visual art, our critics continue their picks of culture to lift the spirits during tough times

Peter Bradshaw, Brian Logan, Arifa Akbar, Hannah Verdier and Andrew Clements

06, Nov, 2020 @11:13 AM

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Booksmart: heartwarming, nostalgic and viscerally funny love letter to teen movies
A high-school comedy that celebrates female friendships? It shouldn’t feel revolutionary but even in 2020 it’s a treat

Greta Parry

21, Sep, 2020 @5:30 PM

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John Boyega's rousing Black Lives Matter speech wins praise and support
Boyega’s Star Wars co-stars were among those congratulating the actor on a passionate address at anti-racism demonstration in London

Catherine Shoard

04, Jun, 2020 @9:19 AM

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Don’t take liberties with Francis Lee's director’s cut | Rebecca Nicholson
Lee sought out the culprit who’d cut the gay sex in his film God’s Own Country on its US Amazon debut

Rebecca Nicholson

23, May, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Richard Jewell review – Clint Eastwood's bomb-hero drama fails to detonate
The true story of the nerdy security guard who saved many lives during a terror attack at the Atlanta Olympics features a couple of great performances – and a lot of silliness

Peter Bradshaw

31, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Atlanta newspaper sues Clint Eastwood over film's portrayal of reporter
Atlanta-Journal Constitution hires powerful media lawyer in defamation case after film, Richard Jewell, shows reporter sleeping with FBI agent

Khushbu Shah in Atlanta

10, Dec, 2019 @5:16 PM

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Olivia Wilde: blunting the scissors of in-flight movie censors | Rebecca Nicholson
The Booksmart director is rightly up in arms about her film being edited by an airline

Rebecca Nicholson

02, Nov, 2019 @3:30 PM

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Delta airline will restore LGBTQ scenes to Booksmart and Rocketman
Actor Olivia Wilde, who directed Booksmart, called out the airline on Twitter for showing edited versions of her film

Oliver Milman

02, Nov, 2019 @3:29 PM

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A Vigilante review – feminist domestic-abuse revenge drama
Olivia Wilde is on a quest to help victims of violence in this tough, tense tale imbued with a commendable naturalism

Cath Clarke

29, May, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Does Booksmart spell the end of high school stereotypes?
Olivia Wilde’s new film provides a hierarchy without the misfits, jocks and nerds that once occupied teen stories

Steve Rose

27, May, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Booksmart director Olivia Wilde: ‘Being young is the most painful, most hilarious experience’
The American star on re-energising the high-school movie with her directorial debut

Tim Lewis

26, May, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Booksmart review – fast, funny and feminist
A dorky schoolgirl duo try out partying when they discover that studying doesn’t pay quite enough

Simran Hans

25, May, 2019 @2:00 PM

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