Author Archives: Bob Verini

Bob Verini

About Bob Verini

Bob Verini is the Los Angeles-based theater critic for Daily Variety, for whom he also contributes features on film, theater and television. Since 2000 he has been a senior writer for Script Magazine, also their resident go-to guy for all things Oscar related, and a frequent moderator of live screening talkback sessions and podcast Q&As on industry topics. By day, Bob is an academic director and teacher for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, welcoming your questions on standardized tests and stress management issues.

Screenwriter Peter Morgan on ‘Rush’

By Bob Verini Screenwriter Peter Morgan is the current recognized master of the two-hander. Having provided the definitive portraits of Richard Nixon and David Frost in his play and film of Frost/Nixon, he went on to dramatize the cat-and-mouse game played by Tony Blair and Elizabeth II in The Queen, Earlier this...

Karl Gajdusek and ‘Oblivion’

Mid-April isn’t most studios’ first choice for bringing out a tentpole. But Universal may start a trend if it hits a home run with Oblivion, directed by Joseph Kosinski from his own comic book adventure. An intriguing mystery wrapped inside a stylish postapocalyptic scifi thriller, Oblivion offers Tom Cruise his best action...