Los Angeles Times

Chris Lee

Writer

Chris Lee no longer works for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, he covered movies, music, media and Hollywood culture. 

Recent Articles

  • 'The Wave' director sought to make a fiord-disaster movie with heart

    'The Wave' director sought to make a fiord-disaster movie with heart

    It arrives as a singularly Scandinavian cinematic offering that until last year had somehow never materialized on theater screens: the fiord disaster movie. Inspired by epic-scale catastrophe classics — "Twister" and "Armageddon" among them — as well as real-life historical events, director Roar...

  • The Meryl Streep method of attracting Oscar nominations

    The Meryl Streep method of attracting Oscar nominations

    The film academy's actors branch may be loath to admit it, but landing an Oscar nod is a fairly precise science. Almost without exception each year, Academy Award nominations are handed out to performers who take on a finite number of boilerplate character parts. And while all actors have dabbled...

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