Jan Wahl

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

Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in "Foxcatcher" (Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics)

Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Foxcatcher’ And ‘The Homesman’

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 Tommy Lee Jones’ frontier western “The Homesman”, starring Hillary Swank and Meryl Streep.

11/21/2014

Eddie Redmayne & Felicity Jones in "The Theory of Everything" (credit: Focus Features)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘The Theory of Everything’

Find out what our own theoretical physicist of movies, Jan Wahl thought of “The Theory of Everything”

11/14/2014

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

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘Birdman’

AUDIO: Find out Jan thought of Michael Keaton’s latest “superhero-esque” film…

10/24/2014

Bill Murray, left, and Jaeden Lieberher in “St. Vincent,” (Andrew Hreha/Weinstein Company)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘St. Vincent’

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.

10/17/2014

Robert Downey Jr. & Robert Duvall in "The Judge" (credit: Warner Bros. Pictures)

Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘The Judge’ And ‘The Two Faces of January’

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 private detective.

10/10/2014

"Gone Girl" Ben Affleck plays it vapid.  (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Gone Girl’ & ‘Men, Women and Children’

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.

10/03/2014

Still From 'Pride' (CBS Films)

Jan Wahl Movie Reviews: ‘Pride’ And ‘Last Days In Vietnam’

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.

09/26/2014

(L-R) Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman & Adam Driver in "This Is Where I Leave You" (credit: Warner Bros)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: ‘This is Where I Leave You’

From “Annie Hall” to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, there are wonderful comedies celebrating and satirizing our ethnic differences, but film critic Jan Wahl says “This is Where I Leave You” doesn’t deliver.

09/19/2014

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