senior programmer at Outfest
Chief film critic for The Wrap and co-host of the podcast Linoleum Knife
Our critics review “Jojo Rabbit,” from part-Jewish director Taika Waititi, who plays Adolf Hitler in this comedy; “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,” the sequel to the 2014 orginal film…
Oct. 18from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review "The Goldfinch," an adaption of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name, in which the main character loses his mother in a terrorist attack at…
Sep. 13from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our guests review "47 Meters Down: Uncaged," in which four teenagers dive into sunken ruins that turn out to be hunting ground for great white sharks; "Blinded by the Light," about a…
Aug. 16from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This isn’t an easy story to hear but judging by the sold out crowds and standing ovation - it’s a journey that is letting a community see a reflection of itself and their struggles.
Sep. 23from Opening the Curtain
Erik Patterson’s play “Handjob” does indeed include a handjob. So if you’re the kind of person who might be offended by that or by male frontal nudity then this play might, oddly, be…
Sep. 30from Opening the Curtain
Almost a decade ago, Feras Fayyad was imprisoned and tortured by the Assad regime in Syria for filming anti-government protests. But after his release, he kept making documentaries.
Oct. 18from The Business
Hollywood has been chasing Chinese money for years, and to do so, studios have been self-censoring themselves so that their movies can be played in the Communist country.
Oct. 18from Hollywood Breakdown
Five months after firing their agents, members of the Writers Guild are still at war with the major agencies over packaging fees.
Sep. 6from The Business
KCRW invites you to a special screening of Avengers Endgame featuring a special pre-film conversation with award winning composer Alan Silvestri and KCRW's Chris Douridas.
Oct. 14from Arts & Culture Stories
As the House barrels towards impeachment proceedings following the reveal of the whistleblower's complaint, viewers are not surprisingly, turning to cable to figure out what's going…
Oct. 1from Screengrab
Three years ago Robert Eggers made his dark mark with a remarkable debut feature called "The Witch."
Oct. 18from Film Reviews
Two new daytime talk shows debuted this week--with their new outings, hosts Tamron Hall and Kelly Clarkson are attempting to bring some excitement to a side of TV that seems to have…
Sep. 10from Screengrab