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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'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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Teyonah Parris, KiKi Layne and Regina King star in If Beale Street Could Talk, adapted from James Baldwin's 1974 novel. Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Beale Street' Is A Heart-Stopping, Beautiful Story Of Love And Injustice

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First-time actress Yalitza Aparicio plays Cleo, the live-in housekeeper and nanny of a middle-class Mexican family, in Roma. Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix hide caption

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Overly Orchestrated 'Roma' Is An Epic Of Everyday Life In Mexico

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Sumptuous And Gloriously Alive, 'The Favourite' Is The Best Costume Drama In Ages

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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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