Movie Reviews

Steve Jobs: Man In The Machine (credit: Magnolia Films/CNN Films)

Jan Wahl Reviews ‘Steve Jobs: Man in The Machine’, ‘Learning to Drive’, & ‘Grandma’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a trio of movies hitting the big screens this weekend…

08/28/2015

Rupert Friend in 'Hitman: Agent 47' (credit: 20th Century Fox)

Jan Wahl Reviews ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ & ‘Being Evel’

KCBS Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews a trio of movies hitting the big screens this weekend…

08/21/2015

Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (credit: Paramount Pictures)

Jan Wahl Reviews ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’

Jan reviews the latest installment of the action movies series starring Tom Cruise…

07/31/2015

Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds in "Woman In Gold" (credit: Origin Pictures)

Jan Wahl Reviews ‘Amy’ & ‘Woman In Gold’

Jan reviews two documentaries and a drama with Helen Mirren & Ryan Reynolds…

07/10/2015

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

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