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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Crackling Heist Thriller 'Widows' Takes On Issues Of Race, Class And Gender

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Ralph Ineson plays "the man in black" in "Near Algodones," the second segment of the Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Beginning Nov. 16, the film will play in theaters for a week before it becomes available for streaming on Netflix. Netflix hide caption

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Life's Cruelty Is A Constant In The Coen Brothers' Mixed Bag Western 'Ballad'

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Inside This Deceptively Simple Story Lurks A 'Burning' Psychological Thriller

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New, Magnificently Obsessive 'Suspiria' Is More Rebirth Than Remake

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'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' Is A Rare Gem: A Sweet Film About A Mean Person

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'First Man' Captures The Upheaval Leading Up To Armstrong's 1969 Moon Landing

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A Single Act Of Violence Inspires Outrage And Anger In 'Monsters And Men'

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A Child's Best Interest Is The Subject Of Complex Debate In 'The Children Act'

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

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John Cho stars as a Silicon Valley widower whose 16-year-old daughter has disappeared in Searching. Elizabeth Kitchens/Sony hide caption

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A Desperate Father Goes 'Searching' For His Missing Daughter In A Taut New Film

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Satire, Soap Opera, Duty, Devotion: 'Crazy Rich Asians' Is A Movie Milestone

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'BlacKkKlansman' Is A Blisteringly Funny, Urgent Story Of Race And Identity

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Tom Cruise Keeps Gaining Momentum In 'Mission: Impossible — Fallout'

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Longtime friends Daveed Diggs (left) and Rafael Casal co-wrote and co-star in the film Blindspotting. Summit Entertainment hide caption

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Oakland Gets A Starring Role In 2 Genre-Busting Films About Race And Inequality

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Elsie Fisher plays Kayla, a teenager voted the "most quiet" girl in her class, in the film, Eighth Grade. A24 hide caption

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'Eighth Grade' Captures Awkwardness And Impermanence Of American Adolescence

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