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: ‘Suburbicon’

The George Clooney/Coen brothers collaboration "Suburbicon" is a black comedy that’s heavy on the darkness and woefully short on the gaiety.

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Movie Review: ‘Icarus’

The problem with reviewing a documentary as terrific as "Icarus" is that to even describe the plot is to diminish the visceral punch of film.

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Top 10 Movies That Take Place in Detroit

Here are the top 10 films set in the mecca of motorcars, Detroit.

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10 Best World War II Movies

Here’s a look at Tinseltown’s 10 greatest takes on World War II...

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Top 10 Highest-Grossing 4th of July Movie Openers of All Time

Here are the 10 highest grossing 4th of July movie openers of all time. Will "Terminator Genisys" make the cut?

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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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