Jen Yamato covers entertainment for The Daily Beast in Los Angeles. She has served as an editor and reporter at Deadline Hollywood, Movieline, and Rotten Tomatoes, among other publications, and as a chief film critic at


Mark Wahlberg Gets Patriotic 

The acclaimed actor and director Peter Berg discuss their new film ‘Patriots Day,’ a high-octane thriller depicting the Boston Marathon bombing and the manhunt that followed.


How Hollywood Failed Black America

Raoul Peck’s documentary, based on an unfinished James Baldwin manuscript, is not only an urgent call to action, but also one of the very best films of the year.


Billy Bob Thornton Gets Nasty

The Oscar-nominated actor-director opens up about ‘Bad Santa 2,’ the election aftermath, and why he will defend ex Angelina Jolie “to the death.”