Michael O'Sullivan

Washington, D.C.

Film critic and reporter covering movies and the people who make them

Education: Haverford College, BA in English literature

Michael O'Sullivan is a staff writer and editor for The Washington Post's pop culture team. He has worked at the newspaper since 1993, contributing reviews and features on film, fine art, theater and other forms of entertainment to Style and Weekend.
Latest from Michael O'Sullivan

‘The Corridors of Power’: A devastating look at genocide and inaction

Dror Moreh’s lastest documentary examines the often disheartening political calculus that goes into decisions about how to respond to violence.

November 29, 2022

‘Nanny’: The troubles of an immigrant caregiver are scary enough

Anna Diop plays a Senegalese nanny in the horror-adjacent drama by first-time writer-director Nikyatu Jusu.

November 21, 2022

‘All That Breathes’: More inspiration than information

Gently mesmerizing documentary follows two Indian brothers who care for New Delhi’s black kites.

November 14, 2022

‘Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio’: Disney it ain’t

The horror-loving filmmaker brings his signature dark vision to this reimagined tale of a wooden puppet come to life.

November 14, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘Is That Black Enough for You?’

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

November 10, 2022

‘Retrograde’: A sad chronicle of the war in Afghanistan’s last months

Oscar-nominated documentarian Matthew Heineman turns his attention to a subject he’s very familiar with: Another lost cause.

November 8, 2022

New movies to stream this week: ‘God Forbid’ and more

Our weekly roundup of new movies to watch from home.

November 3, 2022

Here are the movies everyone will be talking about this holiday season

Our guide to this year's buzziest fall movies.

November 3, 2022

‘Good Night Oppy’: A feel-good film about a little robot that could

The Martian rover Opportunity is the star of this affectionate documentary reminiscence.

November 2, 2022

‘Aftersun’: A father-daughter bond, seen through a haze of memory

Paul Mescal plays a troubled yet loving young father in Charlotte Wells’s ‘emotionally autobiographical’ directorial debut.

October 26, 2022