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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Gamhee (Kim Min-hee) shared a meal with a friend (Song Seon-mi) in The Woman Who Ran. Cinema Guild hide caption

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'The Woman Who Ran' Puzzles Out The Mysteries Of Everyday Life

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Stillwater centers on an Oklahoma oil worker (Matt Damon), who seeks the help of a French theater actress (Camille Cottin) when his daughter is accused of murder in Marseille, France. Jessica Ford/Focus Features hide caption

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After Attending Cannes From Afar, Justin Chang Recommends 7 Bold Festival Films

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Benicio Del Toro and Don Cheadle play low-level gangsters who get sucked into a into a major corporate conspiracy in No Sudden Move. Claudette Barius/Warner Bros. hide caption

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'No Sudden Move' Intrigues With Double-Crosses, Dirty Dealings In 1950s Detroit

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Two sea creatures go undercover as boys in a small Italian Riviera town in the charming Pixar film Luca. Pixar hide caption

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Dive Into 'Luca' And 'Undine,' 2 Under-The-Sea Films To Treasure

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Anthony Ramos and Melissa Barrera play Usnavi and Vanessa in the film In the Heights. Warner Bros. hide caption

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'In The Heights' Is A Spirited, Socially Undistanced, Summer Crowd Pleaser

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Marcus (Noah Jupe), Regan (Millicent Simmonds) and Evelyn (Emily Blunt) brave the unknown in A Quiet Place Part II. Jonny Cournoyer/Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Listen Carefully: The Tense 'Quiet Place' Sequel Speaks To Our Present Time

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Is Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone) meant to come off as misguided, unhinged or genuinely unscrupulous? A new film tries to suggest a complicated mix of all three and winds up feeling mostly confused. Disney hide caption

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A Kinder 'Cruella'? Film Reimagines The Dalmatian Villain With Spotty Success

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David (Clayne Crawford) is hoping to keep his family together in The Killing of Two Lovers. Neon hide caption

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Gripping Marital Drama 'Killing Of Two Lovers' Is Brooding But Never Dull

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Amy Adams Is The Best Thing In An Otherwise Mechanical 'Woman In The Window'

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Aditya Modak plays an aspiring Hindustani classical musician in The Disciple. Netflix hide caption

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'The Disciple' Is Triumphant, Even As It Tells A Story Of Failure

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About Endlessness opens with the visual of a couple (Jan-Eje Ferling and Tatiana Delaunay) floating through gray, cloudy skies. Magnolia Pictures hide caption

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Bittersweet Film 'About Endlessness' Highlights Life's Humor And Despair

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A Gay White Teen Struggles To Exist In Apartheid South Africa In 'Moffie'

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In The Father, Anthony Hopkins plays a man with dementia, and Olivia Coleman is the daughter whose name he occasionally forgets. Sean Gleason/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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In 'The Father,' Anthony Hopkins' Mind Is Playing Tricks On Him — And On You

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Jasmila Zbanic plays a schoolteacher who works as a U.N. translator during the Bosnian war in Quo Vadis, Aida? Super LTD hide caption

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'Quo Vadis, Aida?' Reckons With The Devastating Legacy Of The Bosnian War

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Raya, a young warrior princess (Kelly Marie Tran), enlists the help of Sisu, a friendly water dragon (Awkwafina) in Raya and the Last Dragon. Disney hide caption

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'Raya And The Last Dragon' Is Not Entirely New, But It's Refreshing Nonetheless

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