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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French Comedy 'Non-Fiction' Infuses Every Conversation With Seductive Pull

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'Avengers: Endgame' Is A Thrilling (If Exhausting) Journey Through Time

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'Long Day's Journey Into Night' Astonishes With Technical Achievement

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'Her Smell' Is A Brilliant And Blistering Portrait Of A Musician Falling Apart

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Jessie Ross and Robert Pattinson are astronauts traveling toward an uncertain destination in High Life. A24 hide caption

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'High Life' Is A Stunning Space Odyssey — With A Baby On Board

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Jordan Peele's 'Us' Asks: What If The Evil That Dwells Within Took Human Form?

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'Ash Is Purest White' Is A Deeply Moving Gangster Romance Spanning 17 Years

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'Captain Marvel' Falls Short Of Instilling Its Heroine With A Distinctive Personality

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'Transit' Offers An Extraordinary Vision Of Nazi-Occupied France

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Rapayet (José Acosta) and Zaida (Natalia Reyes) perform a public dance in Birds of Passage. The Orchard hide caption

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An Indigenous Community Is Drawn Into The Drug Trade In 'Birds Of Passage'

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Louis Ashbourne Serkis plays a spirited 12-year-old sucked into a fantastical quest in The Kid Who Would Be King. Kerry Brown/20th Century Fox hide caption

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'Kid Who Would Be King' Is A Delightful Riff On The Legend Of King Arthur

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M. Night Shyamalan's Superhero Thriller 'Glass' Overflows With Preposterousness

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Venture 'Into The Spider-Verse' For An Exuberant, Visually Stunning Thrill

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Justin Chang's Favorite Movies Of 2018 — In A Series Of 6 Cinematic Pairings

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Cardi B; Ethan Hawke in First Reformed; Sandra Oh in Killing Eve. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; A24; Sophie Mutevelian/BBC America hide caption

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