reviews films for the Tribune News Service and the Los Angeles Times
Film reviewer for the Tribune News Service
We review “Underwater,” a drama with Kristen Stewart battling mysterious creatures in the deep sea; “Like a Boss,” a comedy starring Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne and Salma Hayek; and…
Jan. 10from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review “The Current War,” about the race to bring electricity to American homes, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison and Michael Shannon as George Westinghouse;…
Oct. 25from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review "The Day Shall Come," a comedy starring Anna Kendrick as an FBI operative who turns an impoverished preacher into a criminal to impress her boss; "Abominable," an…
Sep. 27from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
With the jury set, the Harvey Weinstein trial is underway in New York, and the first few days have provided some dramatic and emotional testimony, especially from actress and alleged…
Jan. 24from Hollywood Breakdown
Syd Mead envisoned vehicles, streetscapes and gadgets for Blade Runner, Tron, Aliens and many other films. He died December 30 at age 86.
Jan. 7from Design and Architecture
Food and wine writer Matt Kettmann recommends “The Delicacy,” “The Wandering Chef,” “Man in the Field,” and “Born in a Ballroom.”
Jan. 15from KCRW Features
Stephen Adly Guirgis play "Between Riverside and Crazy" is one of those scripts that plays very differently outside of New York.
Jan. 13from Opening the Curtain
A childhood loss leads Colby Richardson to meet a man who teaches him to see his dead mother’s aura.
Jan. 8from Here Be Monsters
“Parasite” has already made history as the first Korean film nominated for Oscar--or six Oscars to be exact, including Best Picture.
Jan. 24from The Business
Angelenos can reduce their carbon footprints by composting, but finding a place to do that is tough.
Jan. 15from Greater LA
Learn how the avant-garde of the 1960s and '70s is as important as ever; celebrate the beautiful banks of Millard Sheets; have an out of body multimedia experience; check out what's…
Jan. 21from Design and Architecture
Jonathan Blum wrote characters with open destinies, in stories with open endings, for his new book of short stories, The Usual Uncertainties.
Jan. 16from Bookworm