reviews films for the Tribune News Service and the Los Angeles Times
Film reviewer for the Tribune News Service
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
Our critics review "Angel Has Fallen," the third movie following "Olympus Has Fallen" and "London Has Fallen," starring Morgan Freeman as the President of the United States and Gerald…
Aug. 23from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
KCRW invites you to an advance screening of Dark Waters from Participant and Focus Features.
Nov. 6from Arts & Culture Stories
Lynda Barry’s Making Comics is a how-to graphic novel guide for people who gave up on drawing.
Nov. 21from Bookworm
Lynda Barry and Chris Ware discuss the culture of comics, and their new books, Making Comics and Rusty Brown .
Nov. 7from Bookworm
This week, we look at an art show about the romance and challenges of fatherhood, paintings with digital influences, and a retail pop-up store in a gallery.
Nov. 14from Arts & Culture Stories
This week: check out e-cars with vroom at the LA Auto Show; meet the author of a book about the charismatic man behind the first LA Olympics; hear from the architect who is looking for…
Nov. 18from Design and Architecture
This week, artists use humor and cartoon characters to speak to deeper issues, talk about Michael Jackson, and approach diaspora in unique ways.
Nov. 19from Arts & Culture Stories
Marciano Art Foundation is closing. The news came days after visitor services associates announced their intention to unionize.
Nov. 12from Design and Architecture
At the New York Times Dealbook Conference, the Netflix CEO weighed in on Saudi Arabia, increased playback speeds, and the theatrical experience.
Nov. 8from Hollywood Breakdown
There’s a problem with school Thanksgiving plays. But not in the particular high school drama classroom you can see onstage at the Geffen.
Nov. 11from Opening the Curtain