Jan Wahl’s Movie Reviews

Movie Reviews with Jan Wahl

Movie Reviews with Jan Wahl


KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the latest films. On air: Fridays at 8:53am & 4:53pm.

  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘St. Vincent’

    October 17, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “St. Vincent,” the story of a low-down loser (Bill Murray) who ends up taking care of his 12-year-old neighbor, who is the son of a struggling single mom.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘The Judge’ And ‘Two Faces of January’

    October 10, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Judge,” starring Robert Downey Jr. as a big city lawyer returning to his hometown to defend his father, a local judge accused of murder, and “Two Faces of January,” an original thriller from director Hossein Amini set in 1960s Athens about a con artist, his wife and a stranger fleeing the mysterious death of a
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Gone Girl’ And ‘Men, Women and Children'

    October 3, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Gone Girl,” a thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel as well as “Men, Women and Children,” a drama about families trying to navigate relationships and communication in the digital world.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Pride’ And ‘Last Days In Vietnam’

    September 26, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Pride,” starring Bill Nighy, based on the true story of a Welsh town's fight for LGBT rights during the reign of Margaret Thatcher, and “Last Days in Vietnam,” a documentary from director Rory Kennedy chronicling the U.S. military's chaotic evacuation during the final weeks of the Vietnam War.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “This is Where I Leave You”

    September 19, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “This is Where I Leave You,” a star-studded film about a Jewish family mourning the loss of their father.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘My Old Lady’

    September 12, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the film “My Old Lady,” a dramedy about a man (Kevin Kline) inheriting a Paris apartment from his late father, which comes with some complications by way of an occupant (Maggie Smith) who isn’t willing to leave.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “The Last Robin Hood”

    September 5, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Last Robin Hood”— the story of the final days of famed actor and lothario Errol Flynn (Kevin Kline).
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘The Hundred-Foot Journey’

    August 8, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the Steven Spielberg/Oprah Winfrey-produced dramedy “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” about two dueling restaurants in a small French town, one run by Indian immigrants, the other by a ruthless businesswoman (Helen Mirren).
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Magic in the Moonlight”, “And So it Goes”, and “To Be Takei”

    July 25, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews three new films this week; Woody Allen’s latest “Magic in the Moonlight”, “And So it Goes” from director Rob Reiner and starring Michael Douglas, and a documentary about Star Trek star George Takei, “To Be Takei”.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Sex Tape’ And ‘A Long Way Down’

    July 18, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Sex Tape,” a comedy about a young couple (Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel) who attempt to spice up their marriage only to have things goes awry, and “A Long Way Down,” a dramedy about four strangers—including Pierce Bronsan and Toni Collette—who meet on New Year's Eve and form a surrogate family to help each othe
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘The Last Sentence’ And ‘Venus In Fur’

    July 11, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a pair of new movies: “The Last Sentence," a biopic about a Swedish journalist in Nazi Germany; and ‘Venus in Fur," Roman Polanski’s adaptation of the acclaimed two-person play by David Ives.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Tammy’ And ‘Yves Saint Laurant’

    July 4, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Tammy,” a road-trip buddy comedy with a woman (Melissa McCarthy) having a bad day along with her alcoholic grandmother (Susan Sarandon). Also reviewed is the biopic “Yves Saint Laurant,” about the famed French fashion designer.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: “Life Itself” And “Le Chef”

    June 27, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a pair of new movies this week. First is “Life Itself,” which documents the life of the late film critic and writer Roger Ebert. Also reviewed is “Le Chef,” a French comedy with a culinary backdrop starring Jean Reno.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Jersey Boys”

    June 20, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Jersey Boys”, the story of four men who formed the 1960’s group The Four Seasons who sang “Big Girls Don’t Cry.”
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Obvious Child’ And ‘Gore Vidal: United States Of Amnesia’

    June 13, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Obvious Child,” a romantic comedy about a stand-up comedian who is struggling with the prospect of having an abortion. Also reviewed is “Gore Vidal: United States of Amnesia,” a documentary that chronicles the life story of the famed late writer and intellectual.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: Summer Season Preview

    June 6, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl previews the summer season at the cinema, and forecasts what will be worth your time and hard-earned cash.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’

    May 30, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “A Million Days to Die in the West,”a comedy-western from writer-director Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) that follows a cowardly man (MacFarlane) as he learns to stand his ground with the help of a woman (Charlize Theron) in the face of a notorious outlaw (Liam Neeson).
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Words and Pictures”

    May 23, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Words and Pictures”, a romantic movie set in a preparatory school in which an English professor (Clive Owen) sparks up an interdisciplinary rivalry with an art instructor (Juliette Binoche).
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Belle’ And ‘NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage’

    May 9, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Belle,”the truth-based story of a mixed-race woman (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) raised as an aristocrat in 18th century England—when slavery was legal there. Also reviewed is “NOW: In the Wings on a World Stage,” which chronicles the international theater run of “Richard III” with Kevin Spacey portraying the nefarious monarch
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Fading Gigolo’ and ‘The ‘M’ Word’

    May 2, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Fading Gigolo,” the story of a man (John Turturro, who also writes and directs) who takes up a life of prostitution to help his friend (Woody Allen). Also reviewed is “The ‘M’ Word,” a comedy from writer/director Henry Jaglom about menstruation and the workplace.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘The German Doctor’

    April 25, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The German Doctor,” based on the true-life story of an infamous doctor for the Nazis, who goes into hiding in South America following the fall of the Third Reich.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “The Railway Man” and “Watermark”

    April 18, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Railway Man” a drama based on the true story of a former P.O.W. (Colin Firth) who searches for his captors decades after his time in a WWII labor camp. Also reviewed is “Watermark”, a documentary on water, and how different cultures around the world treat this, the most basic of human necessities.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Draft Day” & “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”

    April 11, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Draft Day”, an inside look at the mechanics of the NFL process starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner and “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”, starring Cate Blanchett.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

    April 4, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” the latest installment in the Marvel Universe of films. This time, the titular superhero portrayed by Chris Evans continues to try to integrate into modern society while battling a new foe played by Sebastian Stan.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Cesar Chavez’ And ‘Noah’

    March 28, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews new films “Cesar Chavez” directed by Diego Luna and starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson and Darren Aronofsky’ “Noah” starring Russell Crow and Jennifer Connelly.
Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Any Day Now' & 'Hyde Park On The Hudson'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Any Day Now’ & ‘Hyde Park On The Hudson’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” starring Bill Murray and Laura Linley, “Any Day Now” starring Alan Cumming and “The Matchmaker.”

12/14/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Life of Pi,' 'Hitchcock' & 'Chasing Ice'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Life of Pi,’ ‘Hitchcock’ & ‘Chasing Ice’

Jan Wahl reviews 3 newly released films this holiday weekend. Acclaimed director, Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” Anthony Hopkins in “Hitchcock” and the documentary “Chasing Ice.”

11/23/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Silver Linings Playbook' & 'Anna Karenina'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ & ‘Anna Karenina’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Anna Karenina” starring Keira Knightley & Jude Law. Plus “Silver Lining Playbook” w/ Bradley Cooper & Jennifer Lawrence…

11/16/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Skyfall' & 'Lincoln'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Skyfall’ & ‘Lincoln’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the latest 007 James Bond film, “Skyfall” with Daniel Craig & Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” starring Daniel Day-Lewis…

11/09/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'A Late Quartet' & 'The Other Son'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘A Late Quartet’ & ‘The Other Son’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “A Late Quartet,” starring Christopher Walken and Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the true story, “The Other Son”

11/02/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'The Sessions' & 'Cloud Atlas'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘The Sessions’ & ‘Cloud Atlas’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Sessions,” starring Helen Hunt & John Hawkes and “Cloud Atlas” starring Tom Hanks & Halle Berry…

10/26/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Wuthering Heights'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Wuthering Heights’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Wuthering Heights,” starring James Howson and Kaya Scodelario…

10/19/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Bel Ami' & 'Your Sister's Sister'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Bel Ami’

KCBS Entertainment Reporter, Jan Wahl reviews ‘Bel Ami’ staring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman and ‘Your Sister’s Sister’ with Emily Blunt & Rosemarie DeWitt…

06/08/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Moonrise Kingdom’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the Wes Anderson comedy, ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray…

06/01/2012

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'Margin Call' & 'The Way'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Margin Call’ & ‘The Way’

Jan Wahl reviews the financial drama “Margin Call” with Kevin Spacey and Demi Moore. And from Demi’s ex-boyfriend, writer/director/actor, Emilio Estevez’ in The Way…

10/21/2011

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