Johnny Oleksinski

Johnny Oleksinski

About the Columnist

Johnny Oleksinski has been The Post’s entertainment critic, its leading voice on movies and theater, since 2018. He began at The Post as an entertainment reporter in 2015. Before moving to New York, he was a theater writer/editor at the Chicago Tribune and was chief theater critic of Newcity Chicago. He is a voting member of the New York Drama Critics Circle. Johnny majored in theater at Illinois State University. He lives in the East Village, and can be heard every Tuesday morning at 9:30 on WOR Radio.

The Archive

Bon chance, Paris — New York City should never host the Olympics

What the chipper, wall-to-wall TV coverage does not reveal is that, as entertaining and inspiring as the international event is, it’s also a hugely expensive, three-week-long burden on already tenuous...

Tenacious D member’s vile Trump joke risks Jack Black’s 'good guy' image

Although Jack Black neither uttered the crack nor endorsed Kyle Gass' horrid gag, the event posed an existential threat to his heretofore ironclad image in Hollywood — as that of...

From Peak TV to Weak TV: Emmys 2024 drama category shows how awful series have become

So much for the thinking that movies are dead and quality TV shows have snatched the reins of Hollywood.

‘Hillbilly Elegy’ Netflix views up 1000% since JD Vance named as Trump's VP pick — No. 1 on Amazon

In the 24 hours since former President Donald Trump named Ohio Senator J.D. Vance, 39, as his running mate on the Republican ticket for the 2024 presidential election, views of...

‘Twisters’ review: Surprisingly good reboot is a bona fide summer blockbuster

It's strange to call a film depicting the enormous devastation wrought by tornadoes a pleasant surprise. But, like the weather phenomena these rebellious scientists chase, this summer smash whooshed in...

Disney must not make a dumb 'Devil Wears Prada' sequel

The reality is that the high-flying, sexy world of media and power-brokers that made “The Devil Wears Prada” so intoxicating back in 2006 is long dead.

Faye Dunaway reveals hard Hollywood life in bombshell doc: Bipolar disorder, alcoholism — and being 'difficult'

The “Network” and “Bonnie and Clyde” star, who’s long had a reputation in Tinseltown for being “difficult,” reveals in a new documentary that her more egregious behavior over the years...

'Oh, Mary!' review: The funniest show on Broadway

The preposterously enjoyable non-musical play does the impossible —thanks to the irrepressible comic genius of playwright and actor Cole Escola.

'Longlegs' review: Nicolas Cage's horror film is terrifying — and fantastic

The freakish title character easily ranks among Nicolas Cage’s strangest roles ever.?

Kevin Costner’s ‘Horizon 2’ no longer has a release date after 'One' was a huge box office flop

“Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter Two,” the first of three sequels to Costner’s ambitious new Western that hit theaters last month and flopped big-time at the box office, has...

‘SNL’ dodged a bullet this summer — depressing Joe Biden is hard to laugh at

How could the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players get us to laugh at the Not Fit for a Second Term President?

'Fly Me to the Moon' review: Rom-com about a fake moon landing is phony, too

How are we supposed to be inspired, moved and swept up by a "historical" story we know full well is fake? Even with stars as charming as Scarlett Johansson and...

Barbenheimer is dead — and Hollywood is back to making lazy sequels

Peruse Fandango right now and you’ll see that Hollywood is squarely back to business as usual, and that business is sequels and retreads.?

Lily Allen reveals what her ‘Stranger Things’ star husband David Harbour thinks about her ‘kinky’ OnlyFans account

The British songstress unveiled her naughty OnlyFans account on Tuesday.

Ken Jennings' 'Jeopardy!' ruling blasted by fans

On Wednesday night’s episode, Jennings and the trivia program’s unseen judges made a call that infuriated some viewers who vented their frustrations on social media.?

'Eddie Murphy returns in pointless 'Beverly Hills Cop' sequel

Netflix has, once again, gotten its greedy hands on a cherished title, tossed in some celebs and lazily devalued it into an algorithmic afterthought.

10 hot blockbusters to see this summer

There may be no #Barbenheimer, but the summer movie season is finally heating up.

Being a cougar is the new American Dream

In Hollywood movies like "A Family Affair" and "The Idea of You," a more mature woman hopping into bed with a fit twenty-something is being portrayed, not as taboo or...

Kevin Costner's 'Horizon' is a giant box office disaster — and he mortgaged his land to pay for it

“Horizon: An American Saga - Chapter 1,” the Western movie Kevin Costner directed, co-wrote and stars in, tanked at the box office last weekend, grossing a paltry $11 million.

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