Justin Chang

film critic at Los Angeles Times

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Ten films are up for Best Picture at the Oscars, including “Licorice Pizza,” “CODA,” and Netflix’s “The Power of the Dog.” KCRW looks at highlights from the nominations.

Will Jane Campion win Best Director at Oscars for ‘Power of the Dog?’

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

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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

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