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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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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M.  Night Shyamalan’s Films, Ranked from Worst to First

In anticipation of his trilogy capper "Glass," we take a look and rank M. Night Shyamalan's movies from worst to best.

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Streaming Analysis: Could ‘Roma’ Upend the Oscar Race?

Scott Bowles takes a look at how Netflix's "Roma" might change the Oscar landscape.

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Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

"Bohemian Rhapsody hits most of the cursory points in any rise-and-fall rock n' roll tale, with a standout performance by Rami Malek. Scott Bowles reviews...

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Movie Review: ‘A Star Is Born’

First, two tips if you plan to see "A Star Is Born," which you should: First, choose a theater with the best sound system in your area. Second, don't be late. Scott Bowles reviews...

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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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