Justin Chang Justin Chang is a film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Fresh Air.
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Justin Chang, Fresh Air Film Critic
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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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Steven Garza is the underdog in the mock-race for governor in the documentary Boys State. He counts Bernie Sanders among his political heroes. Apple TV+ hide caption

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'Boys State' Helps Teens Learn How Politics Work — Perhaps A Little Too Well

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Fear Of Death Is Contagious In The Psychological Thriller 'She Dies Tomorrow'

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A mischievous nun (Imelda Staunton) welcomes a stranger into a decrepit house in the supernatural thriller Amulet. Rob Baker Ashton/Magnet Releasing hide caption

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Terrific New Thrillers 'Amulet' And 'Relic' Explore Terrors Lurking Within The Home

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'Palm Springs' Romantic Comedy Is A Total Winner For The Lockdown Era

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Welcome to Chechnya chronicles the persecution of LGBTQ youth in this ultra-conservative society. HBO Max hide caption

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'Welcome To Chechnya' Chronicles Abuses Against Its LGBTQ Citizens

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Jon Stewart's Disappointing New Political Satire Is Hardly 'Irresistible'

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Four black war veterans (Isiah Whitlock Jr., Norm Lewis, Clarke Peters and Delroy Lindo) and one veteran's son (Jonathan Majors) return to Vietnam in Da 5 Bloods. David Lee/Netflix hide caption

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Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods' Is A Platoon Picture, Heist Thriller And History Lesson

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Shirley Jackson (Elisabeth Moss) and her long-term houseguest Rose (Odessa Young) form an unusual bond in Shirley. The film mixes fact and fiction to explore the life of the American writer best known for her short story "The Lottery." Neon hide caption

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Elisabeth Moss Shines As Writer Shirley Jackson In This Smart, Surprising Film

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Actor-comedians Steve Coogan (left) and Rob Brydon (right) play coyly fictionalized versions of themselves in The Trip to Greece. IFC Films hide caption

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With 'Trip To Greece,' Coogan And Brydon's Odyssey Reaches A Poignant End

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When 8-year-old Cody (Lucas Jaye) temporarily moves into the house next door to Del (Brian Dennehy), the two strike up an unlikely, intergenerational friendship. Dennehy died April 15 at the age of 81. Courtesy of FilmRise hide caption

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Brian Dennehy's 'Driveways' Performance Is Gruff, Graceful — And A Goodbye

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Delivery van driver Ricky (Kris Hitchen) takes a break with his his daughter (Katie Proctor) in the Ken Loach drama Sorry We Missed You. Joss Barratt/Zeitgeist Films hide caption

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3 Movies That Strike A Balance Between Escapism And Anxiety

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Sidney Flanigan stars as 17-year-old Autumn in Never Rarely Sometimes Always. Courtesy of Focus Features hide caption

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'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' Will Stay With You Forever

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'First Cow' Is A Richly Absorbing Tale Of Friendship, Crime And Capitalism

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'Wendy' Mixes Poetry With Platitudes As It Riffs On 'Peter Pan'

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