Justin Chang Justin Chang is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Fresh Air.

Justin Chang

Film Critic, Fresh Air

Justin Chang is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Fresh Air, and a regular contributor to KPCC's FilmWeek. He previously served as chief film critic and editor of film reviews for Variety.

Chang is the author of FilmCraft: Editing, a book of interviews with seventeen top film editors. He serves as chair of the National Society of Film Critics and secretary of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

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'The King' Fuses Elvis' Turbulent Life Story With The Soul Of America

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'Incredibles 2' Zips Seamlessly Between Domestic Comedy And Death-Defying Action

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A Family Moves From Tragedy To Terror In 'Hereditary'

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is A High-Speed, Low-Energy Intergalactic Heist

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Ethan Hawke has said that his great-grandmother longed for him to be a priest; he plays a conflicted Christian minister in First Reformed. Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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'First Reformed' Asks: 'Will God Forgive Us For Destroying His Creation?'

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Richly Atmospheric 'Beast' Is A Thriller That Outshines Its Genre

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Daniel Giménez Cacho plays an official of the Spanish crown who is stationed at a remote outpost along the Paraguay River in Zama. Strand Releasing hide caption

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'Zama' Offers A Withering Critique Of Colonialism From Within

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A Tormented Veteran Rescues Kids From Abuse In 'You Were Never Really Here'

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'The Rider' Offers An Aching Portrait Of Masculinity In Crisis

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Steven Spielberg's Fantastical 'Ready Player One' Is A Fatally Overblown Juggernaut

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With Go-For-Broke Exuberance, 'A Wrinkle In Time' Celebrates The Power Of Love

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Tense, Moody 'Golden Exits' Finds Drama In Everyday Gossip And Betrayal

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Beguiling And Brutal, 'On Body And Soul' Centers On A Slaughterhouse Romance

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An Enchanting Love Triangle Unfolds In 'Lover For A Day'

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'The Post' Is A Crackling Newsroom Thriller With Electrifying Relevance

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