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Vanessa Kirby in John Boorman's "Queen and Country" (BBC Worldwide North America)

Review: ‘Queen and Country’ Is John Boorman’s Semi-Autobiographical Story About His Army Days

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.

02/27/2015

The Academy Awards/Oscars (Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Former San Francisco Mayor And Film Fan Willie Brown Weighs In On 2015 Oscar Nominations And Controversy

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl and former Mayor Willie Brown, a huge movie-goer, discuss the 2015 Oscar nominations and some of the issues surrounding them, including the historical accuracy of “Selma” and the lack of strong roles for women.

02/23/2015

The Academy Awards/Oscars (Photo by Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

2015 Oscar Predictions For An ‘Interesting Year’

It’s the 87th Academy Awards and it’s been an interesting year from outstanding British films, outrageous visual feasts to movies that have caused controversy.

02/20/2015

"Red Army" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Hot Docs! ‘Red Army’ Is A Beautiful, Brutal Peek Into Soviet-Era Hockey And ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Resurrects Forgotten Courage

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews two documentaries this week, including “Red Army,” which shows the cultural and social changes in Russia seen through the eyes of the Soviet Union’s national hockey team. Also reviewed is “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,” about the courage of those who put the modern women’s movement in the late 1960s and early ‘70s.

02/06/2015

Jillian Estell and Kevin Costner in "Black or White." (Tracy Bennett/Relativity Media)

Movie Review: Kevin Costner Takes Touching Look At Race And Family In ‘Black or White’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Black or White,” a drama centered around a custody battle with racial undertones between a child’s father (Kevin Costner) and grandmother (Octavia Spencer).

01/30/2015

Jennifer Aniston, left, and Adriana Barraza in “Cake,” (Cinelou Films)

Movie Reviews: ‘Cake,’ ‘The Humbling,’ And ‘Mortdecai’

You can hear KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl’s movie reviews on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM Fridays at 8:53am & 4:53pm. SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews “Cake,” the story […]

01/23/2015

Tom Wilkinson as Johnson and David Oyelowo as Dr. King in “Selma.” (Atsushi Nishijima/Paramount Pictures)

David Oyelowo Gives A Remarkable Portrayal Dr. King In ‘Selma’

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.

01/09/2015

Jack O'Connell as Louis Zamperini in "Unbroken" (Universal Pictures)

Movie Reviews: ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Into the Woods,’ ‘Big Eyes’ & ‘Mr. Turner’

Christmas week is traditionally a time for big, new movies. While some great ones like “Selma” and “American Sniper” are still coming and “The Imitation Game” is out there waiting to be seen now, here’s are few interesting films that have just been released.

12/26/2014

Michael Keaton in "Birdman" (credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Jan Wahl’s Top Movies of 2014

From “The Theory of Everything” to “Birdman” to “St. Vincent,” some movies this year just got it right.

12/18/2014

Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch in ‘The Imitation Game’  (Jack English/Blackbear Pictures)

Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘The Imitation Game’ & ‘Top Five’

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.

12/12/2014

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