senior programmer at Outfest
Chief film critic for The Wrap and co-host of the podcast Linoleum Knife
Alonso Duralde and Dave White regularly review films for KCRW’s "Press Play." They each offer five of their top films of the year.
Dec. 10from Arts & Culture Stories
Our critics review “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” based on a 1998 Esquire profile of Mr. Rogers, and it’s as much about the writer of the profile as it’s about Mr.
Nov. 22from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
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
KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Just Mercy from Warner Bros. Pictures. We hope to see you there!
Dec. 6from Arts & Culture Stories
Every divorce story is a marriage story, but every movie about divorce is not on the level of Noah Baumbach's "Marriage Story."
Nov. 8from Film Reviews
Tom Hanks is Fred Rogers, the children's TV host in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." The movie was made for grownups, of course, so sticky sweetness threatens at every turn.
Nov. 22from Film Reviews
Disney+ has now been revealed. It was glitchy to start, but Disney says there's a good reason---10 million people signed up for the new streaming service
Nov. 15from Hollywood Breakdown
Peter Jackson generated whole worlds for his ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ trilogies.
Nov. 15from The Business
They were once one company, then broken up, but now Shari Redstone is re-combining CBS and Viacom.
Dec. 3from Screengrab
This week, we talk with a Hollywood assistant who, like many, has not only been underpaid, but has had staplers and markers thrown at her.
Nov. 27from The Business
In past growth spurts in L.A., most new development sprung up on virgin land. No longer. 21st century Los Angeles is built out.
Dec. 11from Arts & Culture Stories
KCRW invites you to an advance screening of 1917 from Universal Pictures.
Dec. 5from Arts & Culture Stories