film critic for the Guardian and host of the podcast “Unspooled”
Host of the podcast The Canon; Former chief film critic for LA Weekly.
Hollywood has produced some of the most iconic cult-classics of the last two decades, including "Slumdog Millionaire," "Good Will Hunting," and "The Big Lebowski."
Aug. 22from Greater LA
Our critics review "The Kitchen," about wives who become powerful mobsters in Hell's Kitchen; "Dora and the Lost City of Gold," a live-action film based on the "Dora the Explorer"…
Aug. 9from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review “Uglydolls,” an animated musical that celebrates weirdness, starring Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas and Emma Roberts; “The Intruder,” in which a young married couple…
May. 3from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This is Rob Long and on today’s Martini Shot I have a super groovy singer friend who tells me that the reason I don’t like the sound of my own voice is because I don’t know how to…
Sep. 11from Martini Shot
Examining Berlin’s impact as the world’s uncontested center of cool.
Sep. 16from The Fink + Forty Show
Hot off Toronto, where ‘Hustlers’ won raves, Lorene Scafaria tells us about her fight to direct the movie, which is based on her script about a real-life group of strippers who robbed…
Sep. 13from The Business
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
Katya Apekina’s novel The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish has a dark sense of humor, and an interest in the soul.
Sep. 5from Bookworm
Vaping-related lung illness is responsible for at least 6 deaths nationwide. But cannabis industry leaders say their products are not to blame.
Sep. 12from KCRW Features
It was a record breaking year for KCRW’s 7th Annual Radio Race . We listened to 165 total submissions — the most yet — and narrowed those down to 11 finalists.
Aug. 30from Arts & Culture Stories
Beachy, laidback, charming and frightening. Santa Cruz is the scariest place in California.
Sep. 12from Zócalo's Connecting California
The state legislature has passed Assembly Bill 1482, which would cap rent increases for many buildings across the state at 5% annually. Governor Gavin Newsom said he will sign it.
Sep. 12from Greater LA