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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Cooper Hoffman and Alana Haim are unlikely friends in Licorice Pizza. MGM hide caption

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Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Licorice Pizza' is an endearing slice of '70s Hollywood

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Benedict Cumberbatch is the picture of rugged American masculinity in The Power of the Dog. Kirsty Griffin/Netflix hide caption

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Rugged masculinity takes a dark turn in 'The Power of the Dog'

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The family (Caitríona Balfe, Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench, Jude Hill and Lewis McAskie) goes to the movies in Belfast. Rob Youngson /Focus Features hide caption

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Kenneth Branagh's autobiographical 'Belfast' never quite finds its point of view

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Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana? A nervy gamble pays off in 'Spencer'

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Honor Swinton Byrne is an up-and-coming filmmaker who's mourning the loss of her older lover in The Souvenir Part II. Joss Barratt/A24 hide caption

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'The Souvenir Part II' is a near-perfect sequel about loss and art

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Timothée Chalamet is a royal heir, and Rebecca Ferguson is his mother in Dune. Chiabella James/Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Sci-Fi epic 'Dune' is an immersive but incomplete experience

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Adam Driver and Matt Damon play real-life combatants Jacques Le Gris and Sir Jean de Carrouges in The Last Duel. Patrick Redmond/20th Century Studios via AP hide caption

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'The Last Duel' is a 'Rashomon'-style #MeToo story — and a messy medieval epic

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Bond (Daniel Craig) teams up with secret agent Paloma (Ana de Armas) in Havana in No Time to Die. Nicola Dove /Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios hide caption

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Daniel Craig outshines 'No Time To Die' in his final turn as James Bond

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In Blue Bayou, Kathy (Alicia Vikander), Jessie (Sydney Kowalske) and Antonio (Justin Chon) face an uncertain future when Antonio becomes threatened with deportation. Focus Features hide caption

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'Blue Bayou' Devastates With A Story Of A Stepfather Facing Deportation

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Oscar Isaac plays a former military interrogator who is haunted by the past in Paul Schrader's The Card Counter. Focus Features hide caption

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A Disgraced Interrogator Gambles On Redemption In 'The Card Counter'

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Simu Liu plays a young kung fu master who's hiding from his diabolical father in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Marvel/Disney Studios hide caption

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Marvel's 1st Asian Superhero Gets The Full Blockbuster Treatment In 'Shang-Chi'

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'CODA' Is An Unabashedly Formulaic And Lovely Coming-Of-Age Story

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Jennifer Hudson doesn't try to mimic Aretha Franklin so much as channel her spirit. Franklin was heavily involved in the development of Respect up until her death in 2018, and she reportedly handpicked Hudson to star in it. United Artists hide caption

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Aretha Franklin Biopic Pays Proper 'Respect' To The Queen Of Soul

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Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard play an anguished celebrity couple in Annette. UGC hide caption

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Strange, Singular, Audacious 'Annette' Works As An Odd, Original Rock Opera

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Dev Patel stars as Sir Gawain, King Arthur's nephew, in The Green Knight. A24 hide caption

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'The Green Knight' Fulfills A Quest To Find New Magic In An Old Legend

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