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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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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'Sicario: Day Of The Soldado' Is A Swaggering Sequel That's Short On Precision

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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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