Movie Reviews

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

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

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