Posts by Scott Bowles

About The Author

Scott Bowles is a former critic at USA Today and staffer of People Magazine, The Washington Post, The Detroit News and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is a lecturer and head of the internship program at UCLA's Journalism Ext. Dept. He is the author of 'The Needle and the Damage Done' (non-fiction) and lead author of 'Crime on Deadline' (non-fiction).
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Movie Review: ‘Instant Dreams’

"Instant Dreams" can be too somber at times, but, like the film itself, give it some time and its beauty comes into focus. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘The Highwaymen’

Director John Lee Hancock’s "The Highwaymen" retells that story, this time from the other side of the tommy gun -- and it's not a bad shot.

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Commentary: The Death of the Hollywood Twist

Scott Bowles examines why there's no such thing as a Hollywood twist anymore, thanks to spoiler videos and commentary on the Internet.

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Streaming Review: ‘After Life’

Ricky Gervais is back in his uncomfortable wheelhouse with "After Life," a new series streaming on Netflix.

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Streaming Review: ‘Triple Frontier’

"Triple Frontier" is a film that's heavy on gunfights and too light on character arcs yet still makes for a passable action film. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Finding Steve McQueen’

From classic cars to classic rock to classic Hollywood icons, "Finding Steve McQueen" isn't the Bullitt of its day, but it gives viewers a run for their money.

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Streaming Analysis: A-Listers Join the Netflix Fray

Netflix has long been battling theater chains and major studios in the turf war for movie audiences. Now A-list directors and celebrities are entering the scrum, like Steven Spielberg.

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Streaming Review: ‘Losers’

The new Netflix show "Losers" is a heartwarming docuseries that examines those who lost in high-profile fashion, but turned defeats into victory, both moral and literal.

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Streaming Review: The Subtle Beauty of ‘True Detective’s Dud Finale

HBO's finale to True Detective Season 3 hasn't seen this much controversy since the end of 'The Sopranos.'

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Streaming Analysis: Netflix Drops Its Final Marvel Shows

Netflix officially called off its relationship with the Marvel TV Universe with the cancellation of The Punisher and Jessica Jones... what happens next?

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Streaming Review: High Flying Bird

"High Flying Bird" fittingly resembles a no-look pass in basketball: unexpected, deftly maneuvered, and usually resulting in a score. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’

"Velvet Buzsaw" never takes itself as seriously as its artists do, which keeps the film, ultimately, outrageous and enjoyable. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes’

Netflix's new film "Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes" is not your typical crime documentary. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Review: ‘True Detective’ Returns to Form in Season 3

True Detective's resurgence has established HBO again as a home for riveting murder dramas. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Streaming Analysis: How Netflix Is Altering Everything You Watch

Netflix is altering almost everything we view, from movies to TV shows to viral videos.

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