Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

Justin Chang

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Justin:

The Oscars are a lousy gauge of film history. The Academy Museum is already doing it better

As a shrine to the Oscars and, more importantly, a tribute to the movies, the long-awaited new museum is at its best when it sidesteps the obvious. → Read More

Review: Jessica Chastain makes an eye-popping ‘Tammy Faye,’ but this biopic wobbles

Jessica Chastain's performance as the queen of '70s and '80s American televangelism outpaces this otherwise pedestrian biopic directed by Michael Showalter. → Read More

'Blue Bayou' review: Justin Chon's immigrant nightmare

Justin Chon wrote, directed and starred in this uneven but devastating film about a Louisana man facing deportation from the only country he's ever known. → Read More

'Cry Macho' review: Clint Eastwood confronts legacy on HBO

This long-aborning adaptation of N. Richard Nash's 1975 novel pairs Eastwood with Eduardo Minett in an odd-couple odyssey through Mexico. → Read More

'The Card Counter' review: Oscar Isaac, Paul Schrader double down

Director Paul Schrader's ritualistic focus on charismatically brooding sinners continues, but with wit, levity and romance. Tiffany Haddish co-stars. → Read More

Who says Netflix movies are bad? Streamer packs a punch at Telluride Film Festival

Maggie Gyllenhaal's "The Lost Daughter" and Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" are Netflix titles that benefit from big-screen exposure at Telluride. → Read More

Telluride reviews: 'Spencer,' 'King Richard,' 'Cyrano'

Standout performances give the Telluride Film Festival new life: Kristen Stewart in 'Spencer,' Peter Dinklage in 'Cyrano,' Will Smith in 'King Richard' and Simon Rex in 'Red Rocket.' → Read More

Why 'Shang-Chi' matters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

'Shang-Chi' shouldn't have to carry the weight of Asian representation within the MCU, but three writers discuss what it means that it does. → Read More

Tony Leung's best movies: What to watch for 'Shang-Chi' star

'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' is the first Hollywood showcase for one of the world's great movie stars. Find some of his best roles. → Read More

'Dune' review: Denis Villeneuve makes Herbert classic his own

Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya and Oscar Isaac headline Denis Villeneuve's seat-rattling adaptation of the Frank Herbert sci-fi classic. → Read More

Joaquin Phoenix’s ‘C’mon C’mon’ hits home at resurgent Telluride Film Festival

Mike Mills directs Joaquin Phoenix in an effective examination of work and family life, one of the early Telluride ‘21 highlights. → Read More

'Shang-Chi' review: New Marvel movie has a surprising star

Simu Liu teams up with director Destin Daniel Cretton for a superhero origin story with more family psychodrama and better action than the Marvel norm. → Read More

Review: The animated ‘Cryptozoo’ is a sexy, political, wildly imagined beast of a movie

Dash Shaw's second animated feature (after 'My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea') is an uneven but daring mix of the political and the fantastical. → Read More

'The Night House' review: Rebecca Hall builds tension

Hall plays a woman literally haunted by her husband’s mysterious suicide in David Bruckner’s well-crafted supernatural thriller. → Read More

'Days' review: Tsai Ming-liang's quietly aching stunner

The Malaysian-born Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang and his frequent onscreen muse, Lee Kang-sheng, have made one of their most deeply moving works. → Read More

'Respect' review: Jennifer Hudson in enjoyable ode to Aretha

Jennifer Hudson plays the immortal Queen of Soul in the early years of her career in Liesl Tommy's debut feature. → Read More

'In the Same Breath' review: Inside COVID crisis origins

The latest from the Chinese-born, U.S.-based documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang ("One Child Nation") is a powerful mix of the personal and the political. → Read More

Did you love or loathe 'The Green Knight'? Either way, you're not alone

Cinephiles, meet English lit majors: Three film writers take up the analytic gauntlet thrown down by 'The Green Knight.' → Read More

'The Suicide Squad' spoilers: All the surprises we loved

Suicides! Squads! Spoilers! Don't read this until you've seen 'The Suicide Squad.' (The good one.) → Read More

Review: ‘The Green Knight,’ with Dev Patel as an Arthurian adventurer, is a ravishing triumph

David Lowery's gorgeous and inventive adaptation of "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" conjures magic in abundance. → Read More