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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When her doctor suggests she lose some weight, Brittany (Jillian Bell) takes up running in Brittany Runs A Marathon. Courtesy of Amazon Studios hide caption

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'Brittany Runs A Marathon' Is Formulaic, But Victorious At The Finish Line

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Cate Blanchett stars as Bernadette Fox, a once-legendary architect who hasn't built anything in decades, in Where'd You Go, Bernadette. Wilson Webb/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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'Bernadette' Is A Stirring Tribute To A Woman Rediscovering Her True Calling

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Kelvin Harrison Jr. (center) plays a former child soldier who lives with his adoptive family in Virginia and winds up in conflict with his high school history teacher (Octavia Spencer, left) and adoptive mother (Naomi Watts). Jon Pack/Cinetic Media hide caption

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A High School Star Isn't What He Seems In The Psychological Drama 'Luce'

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'Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood' Is Tarantino's Most Personal Film In Years

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A sophisticated mix of digital imagery and virtual-reality techniques give Disney's Lion King remake the feel of a live-action film. The result plays like a Hollywood blockbuster disguised as a National Geographic documentary. Disney Enterprises, Inc. hide caption

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New 'Lion King' Remake Is More Creative Dead End Than Circle Of Life

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When her grandmother is diagnosed with a terminal illness, Billi (played by Awkwafina, center) reluctantly agrees to go along with her family's plan to pay respects to their matriarch — without letting her know she is dying. A24 hide caption

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Lots Of Love And One Big Lie — 'The Farewell' Reminds Us Time Is Short

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Loss, grief and emotional neglect all play a role in Midsommar — a haunting thriller about an American couple attending a mysterious festival in the Swedish countryside. Csaba Aknay/A24 hide caption

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'Midsommar' Shines: A Solstice Nightmare Unfolds In Broad Daylight

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Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is an aspiring singer-songwriter who finds himself taking credit for The Beatles' catalog in Yesterday. Jonathan Prime/Universal hide caption

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Imagine There's No Beatles: 'Yesterday' Proves Too Clumsy For Its Clever Conceit

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In the fourth installment of the Toy Story franchise, Bonnie comes home from kindergarten with Forky, a plastic fork with googly eyes and pipe cleaner hands voiced by Tony Hale. Sheriff Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) has aged into an avuncular figure. Pixar hide caption

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To Infinity And ... Be Done: After 4 Films, Have We Finally Outgrown 'Toy Story'?

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'Last Black Man In San Francisco' Reveals A Longing For Home In A Changing City

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Though Layered And Ambitious, 'Late Night' Doesn't Always Stick The Landing

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Operatic excesses are balanced by a powerful sense of melancholy in the biographical musical Rocketman, starring Taron Egerton as Elton John. David Appleby/Courtesy of Paramount Pictures hide caption

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Elton John Biopic 'Rocketman' Is A Surprising Song-And-Dance Spectacular

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'The Souvenir' Is A Piercing Portrait Of A Woman Learning To Become An Artist

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

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