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Chris Barton

Chris Barton is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times who wrote about TV, music and pop culture. Since 2000 his roles have included time as senior web producer and deputy music editor. He served as The Times' jazz critic as well as the occasionally cranky voice behind the weekly column Overrated/Underrated. He was born in Boston, studied in the Bay Area and briefly dabbled in stand-up comedy before coming to his senses.
Overrated / Underrated: Movies vs. TV, California vs. California

Our Overrated/Underrated columnist leaves us with a final column before he heads north for Oregon. A so long to California and an underrated great run.

Review: ‘Deadwood: The Movie’ marches bittersweetly to the brutal beat of time

HBO’s ‘Deadwood: The Movie’ seamlessly falls into step with its celebrated past in familiarly poetic and brutal ways.

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