Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Justin Chang

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Justin:

Review: With ‘A Haunting in Venice,’ Kenneth Branagh’s Agatha Christie series hits its stride

Kenneth Branagh returns as Hercule Poirot, with Tina Fey and Michelle Yeoh in tow, for a spookily atmospheric reimagining of Agatha Christie's "Hallowe'en Party." → Read More

Review: In ‘Guardians 3,’ ultra-weird superhero fun doesn’t have to be Rocket science

Writer-director James Gunn concludes his trilogy — and his Marvel stint — with "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3," an enjoyably eccentric caper and an especially harrowing origin story. → Read More

'De Humani Corporis Fabrica' review: Brilliant, but not for the squeamish

This latest documentary from filmmakers and anthropologists Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel ('Leviathan,' 'Caniba') plunges us into a stunning tour of the human body. → Read More

Review: ‘R.M.N.’ is a must-see Romanian drama — and a Christmas movie like no other

A small Transylvanian village riven by racism is the setting of this latest slow-burning drama from the Romanian writer-director Cristian Mungiu ('4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days'). → Read More

'Joyland' review: A Pakistani queer-cinema milestone

Saim Sadiq's excellent debut feature tells the story of a Lahore family and a transgender dancer chafing against social and religious norms. → Read More

Review: ‘Beau Is Afraid’ is quite an odyssey, but not necessarily an oughta-see

Joaquin Phoenix plays a man dreading a visit to see his mother in this latest and most wildly unhinged feature from writer-director Ari Aster ("Hereditary," "Midsommar"). → Read More

Review: ‘Suzume,’ about a girl who falls for a chair, is worth the price of a seat

This latest anime fantasy from Japanese director Makoto Shinkai follows a 17-year-old girl on a journey to save Japan from imminent peril. → Read More

Review: 'Showing Up' is a wincingly funny movie about artists

In 'Showing Up,' her latest collaboration with Michelle Williams, the filmmaker burrows into the life of a frustrated Portland sculptor. → Read More

'Air' review: How Nike bagged Michael Jordan

Ben Affleck's first directorial effort since 'Live by Night' stars Matt Damon as the Nike basketball guru who spearheaded a landmark celebrity endorsement deal. → Read More

'Stonewalling' review: ‘Stonewalling’

This third film in a loosely connected trilogy by filmmakers Huang Ji and Ryuji Otsuka follows a young woman (Yao Honggui) in increasingly desperate circumstances. → Read More

'Rimini' review: Bad music, worse sex

Michael Thomas plays an aging lounge singer in this grimly fascinating drama from the controversy-stirring Austrian director of "Import Export" and the "Paradise" trilogy. → Read More

'Walk Up' review: Hong Sang-soo in peak form

Three stories unfold over three stories in this ingeniously constructed comedy-drama from prolific South Korean filmmaker Hong Sang-soo. → Read More

Review: ‘Tetris’ will just really make you want to play Tetris

Taron Egerton stars in a strenuous, semi-diverting Cold War-era boardroom thriller about the battle to secure rights to the insanely addictive video game. → Read More

'Tori and Lokita' review: The Dardennes in strong form

Pablo Schils and Joely Mbundu play two African migrant children struggling to survive in present-day Belgium in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne's latest neorealist thriller. → Read More

Review: Something ‘Wick’-ed this way comes (again)

Keanu Reeves returns as a reluctant assassin in the globe-trotting 'John Wick: Chapter 4,' the latest entry in director Chad Stahelski's action franchise. → Read More

2023 Oscars chose wrong best picture in 'Everything Everywhere'

For all its representational achievements, the sentimental, self-important 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' is not as bold a choice as it appears. → Read More

'Chang Can Dunk' review: Chang on 'Chang'

Bloom Li plays a 16-year-old underdog who challenges himself to learn how to slam-dunk in this likable, if generic, Disney+ basketball drama. → Read More

20 years later, we look back at a cringeworthy Oscars for the ages

Much about the 2003 ceremony has aged poorly — or worse. Two decades on, we break down a night that portended a Hollywood reckoning to come. → Read More

'Cocaine Bear' review: Horror-comedy is nothing to sniff at

The 1985 account of a bear that ingested a stash of cocaine gets gleefully exaggerated horror-comedy treatment in this latest movie directed by Elizabeth Banks. → Read More

'Quantumania' review: A Marvel mediocrity

After two diverting 'Ant-Man' movies, the Paul Rudd-starring action-comedy franchise descends into gloppy-looking CGI overkill. → Read More