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: ‘Danny Collins’ and 'Woman in Gold'

    March 20, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Danny Collins,” a pop star drama starring Al Pacino and “Woman in Gold,” a movie about recovering stolen art by the Nazis starring Helen Mirren.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Run All Night’ and 'Magician'

    March 13, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Run All Night,” an action, mob film starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris and a documentary called the Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” and “Deli Man”

    March 6, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel”, a film that follows the lives of co-managers (Maggie Smith and Dev Patel) of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel as they expand by opening a second hotel.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Queen and Country’

    February 27, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Queen and Country,” director John Boorman’s sequel to his semi-autobiographical film “Hope and Glory” about a young conscript in the post-WWII British Army who lives on military base run by colonial officers. Also starring Callum Turner and Vanessa Kirby.
  • Jan Wahl: 2015 Oscar Predictions

    February 20, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl offers up her predictions for the 87th Academy Awards.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Fifty Shades of Gray”

    February 13, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the film adaptation of the best-selling book about the sexual relationship between a young woman (Dakota Johnson) and businessman (Jamie Dornan).
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Red Army’ And ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’

    February 6, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews two documentaries this week including “Red Army,” which reveals the cultural and social changes in Russia as seen through the eyes of the Soviet Union’s national hockey team. Also reviewed is “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” about the courageous of those who put the modern women's movement on the map from 19
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Black or White’

    January 30, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Black or White,” a drama centered around a custody battle with racial undertones between a child’s maternal father (Kevin Costner) and paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer).
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Cake,’ ‘The Humbling,’ And ‘Mortdecai’

    January 23, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Cake,” the story of an accident survivor (Jennifer Aniston) suffering from a drug addiction; “The Humbling,” with Al Pacino as a burned-out stage actor; and “Mortdecai,”a comedy with Johnny Depp playing a bumbling art dealer.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘American Sniper’ And ‘Still Alice’

    January 16, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “American Sniper” based on the true story of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), who is at war with himself. Wahl also reviews “Still Alice” that’s about a linguistics university professor (Julianne Moore) who starts showing signs of early Alzheimer’s.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Selma’

    January 9, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Selma,” the retelling of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s (David Oweloyo) march from Selma to Montgomery that led to the passage of the Voters Rights Act of 1965.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: Films To Start Off The New Year

    January 2, 2015

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Imitation Game,” “Pride,” “St. Vincent,” “Birdman,” “The Theory of Everything,” “Big Eyes” and “Wild”—all 2014 releases that she recommends you see at the start of the New Year.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Big Eyes’ And ‘Mr. Turner’

    December 26, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the big films that opened on Christmas Day: “Unbroken,” “Into the Woods,” “Big Eyes,” and “Mr. Turner.”
  • Jan Wahl’s Top Ten Movies of 2014

    December 19, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl takes a look back at 2014 and lists her top ten movies.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘The Imitation Game’ And ‘Top Five’

    December 12, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Imitation Game,” based on the true story of Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), who helped crack the Germans’ Enigma code during World War II. Also reviewed is “Top Five,” Chris Rock’s first directorial effort in seven years about a comedian struggling with becoming a serious actor and his upcoming nuptials.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Wild’ And ‘Happy Valley’

    December 5, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Wild,” the story of a woman (Reese Witherspoon) who sets off on a hike on the Pacific Crest Trail to search for her life’s meaning. Also reviewed is “Happy Valley,” a documentary chronicling the aftermath experienced by the Penn State football program amid the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “Antarctica: A Year on Ice”

    November 28, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Antarctica: A Year on Ice”, this straight-forward documentary tells us what it is like to live a full year in Antarctica, including winter, completely isolated from the rest of the world.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Foxcatcher’ And ‘The Homesman’

    November 21, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Foxcatcher,” based on the tumultuous life of wealthy eccentric John du Pont (Steve Carrell) and his wrestling training facility. Also reviewed is the frontier western “The Homesman”, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Hillary Swank and Meryl Streep.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: “The Theory of Everything” and “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”

    November 14, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “The Theory of Everything,” a biopic chronicling the life of famed physicist Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne). Also reviewed is “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”, which follows the singer-songwriter on a world tour shortly after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Interstellar’ And ‘The Theory Of Everything’

    November 7, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a pair of new movies opening this weekend. “Interstellar” is director Christopher Nolan’s latest; a sci-fi epic starring Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Ellen Burstyn. Also reviewed is “The Theory of Everything,” starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones which chronicles the life
  • Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Pride,’ ‘The Judge’ And ‘Birdman’ Are The Movies To See Right Now

    October 31, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl says ‘Pride,’ ‘The Judge’ and ‘Birdman’ are the movies to see this weekend, and figure to be strong award contenders with the Oscars and Golden Globes coming up.
  • Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Birdman’

    October 24, 2014

    KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Birdman,” a dark comedy about an actor famous for playing a superhero (Michael Keaton), who decides to prove himself by writing, directing, and starring in a Broadway play.
  • 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.
Still of Jude Law in 'Contagion'

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Contagion’

Jan Wahl reviews the new thriller by Steven Soderbergh starring Kate Winslet, Lawrence Fishburne, Matt Damon, and Jude Law. Plus the documentary ‘Chasing Madoff.’

09/09/2011

Still of Helen Mirren in The Debt

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘The Debt’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews ‘The Debt,’ an espionage thriller starring Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, and Jessica Chastain.

09/02/2011

Still of Paul Rudd in Our Idiot Brother

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Our Idiot Brother’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the comedy ‘Our Idiot Brother’ starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel. Plus, ‘Women Art Revolution’ about female artists in the ’60s.

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Gun Hill Road

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Gun Hill Road’ And ‘Senne’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews ‘Gun Hill Road,’ a new film about a man’s teenage son becoming a woman. Plus, ‘Senne,’ a documentary about a Brazilian racecar driver.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/19/2011

Still of Jennifer Connelly and Marisa Tomei in Salvation Boulevard. (IMDB)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Salvation Boulevard’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the new film, ‘Salvation Boulevard,’ a religious satire starring Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Ed Harris, Jennifer Connelly, and Marisa Tomei.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/12/2011

Still of Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Dale Robinette and Emma Stone in 'The Help' (IMDB)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘The Help’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews ‘The Help,’ based on the bestselling novel by Katheryn Stockett, starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, and Bryce Dallas Howard.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/05/2011

Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford (l-r) in scene from movie "Cowboys & Aliens" (AP)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ And ‘Crazy Stupid Love’

KCBS Entertainment Editor reviews the sci-fi western, Cowboys vs. Aliens, starring Daniel Craig. Plus, the romantic comedy ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ with Julianne Moore, Emma Stone, Steve Carrell, and Ryan Gosling.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/29/2011

Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake (l-r) in scene from movie 'Friends with Benefits.' (AP)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Friends With Benefits’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews ‘Friends With Benefits, the romantic comedy starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake. Plus, ‘The Help’ based on the bestselling novel.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/22/2011

Still of Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in 'Larry Crowne' (IMDB)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Larry Crowne’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the new film directed by Tom Hanks and starring Hanks and Julia Roberts. Plus, ‘Page One: Inside the New York Times.’

CONNECT WITH KCBS–07/01/2011

A scene from "Cars 2." (Credit: Disney/Pixar)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Cars 2′

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews Pixar’s latest sequel, Cars 2.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/24/2011