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: ‘La La Land’

"La La Land" is a poignant love letter to Los Angeles and the classic musicals it once produced. It’s also one of the best films of 2017.

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A Look at ‘Children of Men’ on Its 10th Anniversary

Ten years after "Children of Men" hit screens, director Alfonso Cuaron’s ominous tale of an infertile human race remains as prescient and topical now as it was a decade ago.

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From Worst to First: A Ranking of Every ‘Star Trek’ Movie

As one of Hollywood’s second-most prolific franchise, behind only James Bond’s 25 flicks, here is a look at the "Star Trek" crew’s dozen galactic assignments so far.

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Movie Review: ‘The Infiltrator’

"The Infiltrator" is a fine fix for Bryan Cranston and thriller junkies.

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Movie Review: ‘Wiener-Dog’

Perhaps director Todd Solondz is a cat person. How else could he fumble something seemingly as sweet as "Wiener-Dog"? Scott Bowles reviews...

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Top 10 Movies About the World of Television

With the release of "Money Monster" this week, we rank Hollywood’s 10 best films about TV.

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Movie Review: ‘Money Monster’

The deal may not be too good to be true, but "Money Monster" works as a cinematic investment. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘Dark Horse’

"Dark Horse" is as determined as the racer and, in its own way, pulls off nearly the miracle that its protagonist did.

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Tom Hanks’ 10 Greatest Films

As his latest movie, "A Hologram for a King," hits theaters this weekend, here’s a look at the best work from Tom Hanks.

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Movie Review: ‘A Hologram for the King’

"A Hologram for the King" is a bit of a hologram for the audience. It’s impressive on first blush, but you soon realize it’s imagery with little substance.

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Which is Better: ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘Mad Men’?

Watching "Better Call Saul" has reawakened an inner torment: Which dark odyssey -- "Breaking Bad" or "Mad Men" is the better drama? Scott Bowles discusses...

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Movie Review: ‘Eye in the Sky’

"Eye in the Sky" may be cinema’s first drone-war film. It gets off to a blistering start, slogs through the middle, then musters the energy to engage the final mission.

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The Maturing — and Inevitable ‘Breaking Bad’ Arc — of ‘Better Call Saul’

Season 2 of "Better Call Saul" stands as a marked improvement over its smart-but-sporadic freshman year.

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Hail, Coens! Joel and Ethan Coen’s Greatest Films

THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The films depicted in this greatest Coen brothers' hits list took place in Hollywood from 1984-2013.

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10 Hollywood Gridiron Greats

Hollywood’s been ready for some football since Knute Rockne urged his Notre Dame players to “win one for the Gipper!” Here are 10 great football movies.

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