reviews films for the Tribune News Service and the Los Angeles Times
Film reviewer for the Tribune News Service
Critics review “Hamilton,” a stage recording of Lin Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical, available on Disney+; “Metamorphosis,” a Korean horror film; “The Truth,” about an actress…
Jul. 2from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
KCRW’s critics, Christy Lemire and Katie Walsh,review “Capone,” a biopic about the famous Chicago gangster; “How to Build a Girl,” based on Caitlin Moran’s semi-autobiographical novel;…
May. 14from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
Our critics review “A Secret Love,” a Netflix documentary about two older women who’ve hidden their romantic relationship from their families for decades; “The Half of It,” a Netflix…
Apr. 30from Press Play with Madeleine Brand
This week, Hollywood continued reckoning with onscreen depictions of racism and police violence.
Jun. 12from Hollywood Breakdown
NBC’s Peacock launches on July 15, and one way it hopes to stand apart from other streamers is price. A basic ad-supported version of the service will be free.
Jul. 10from Hollywood Breakdown
Companies, celebrities, and influencers have released statements that express support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Jun. 18from The Business
A Netflix documentary, "Father Soldier Son," spans almost a decade as it tracks a former platoon sergeant, gravely wounded in Afghanistan, and the two young sons who adore him.
Jul. 17from Film Reviews
Silver Lake’s long-running music venue the Satellite is ending performances and DJ nights.
Jul. 17from Music News
David France’s new HBO documentary, “Welcome to Chechnya” looks at the ongoing campaign to eradicate gay people in the Chechen Republic.
Jul. 3from The Business
Ron Howard's "Rebuilding Paradise," a fine National Geographic documentary, reconstructs the 2018 wildfire that destroyed the town of Paradise in the foothills of Northern California.
Jul. 31from Film Reviews
A Netflix melodrama appears to understand what many of us don’t about California’s ‘urban-rural divide.’
Jun. 11from Zócalo's Connecting California
What do Earth, Wind & Fire and Michael Bublé have in common? Mega music producer David Foster.
Jul. 21from The Treatment