Justin Chang

LA Times

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Film Critic for the LA Times.

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Critics review “Irresistible,” about a Democratic political consultant who helps a veteran run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town; “Disclosure,” a documentary about the history of…

Political comedy ‘Irresistible’ is toothless and sanctimonious, critics say

Critics review “Irresistible,” about a Democratic political consultant who helps a veteran run for mayor in a small Wisconsin town; “Disclosure,” a documentary about the history of…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

A highly-anticipated summer movie is coming from director Quentin Tarantino. "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

A review of Quentin Tarantino's new movie about Hollywood in the 1960s

A highly-anticipated summer movie is coming from director Quentin Tarantino. "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this week.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Italian actress and director Asia Argento gave a speech at the Cannes film festival on Saturday, saying Harvey Weinstein raped her at Cannes in 1997.

#MeToo and gender inequality at Cannes

Italian actress and director Asia Argento gave a speech at the Cannes film festival on Saturday, saying Harvey Weinstein raped her at Cannes in 1997.

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