Jan Wahl

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

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

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