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FilmWeek



Reviews of this week's new releases, interviews with filmmakers, and animated discussions on various aspects of the industry with a rotating cast of film critics and host, KPCC’s Larry Mantle. FilmWeek critics include Justin Chang (Variety), Tim Cog



 



FilmWeek: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Baywatch’ and more, plus Cannes Film Festival highlights and your favorite Bond movie

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:09:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also get the latest highlights from the 70th Cannes Film Festival with LA Times and FilmWeek critic Justin Chang, and want to hear from listeners about your favorite James Bond movie in honor of Sir Roger Moore's passing.


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FilmWeek: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Everything, Everything’ and more, plus former Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing on running Hollywood

Fri, 19 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk with Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Snatched,’ ‘King Arthur,’ ‘The Wall’ and more, plus ‘La La Land’ composer Justin Hurwitz on conducting his music live-to-film at the Hollywood Bowl

Fri, 12 May 2017 17:09:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk to Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz about "La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration" premiering at the Hollywood Bowl, and challenges of timing the film's score to screen before an audience.


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FilmWeek: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘3 Generations’ and more, plus your all-time favorite song compilations in a film

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:00:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about whether the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ soundtrack lives up to the first, and want you to call-in with your favorite songs used in a movie.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘The Circle,’ ‘How to Be a Latin Lover’ and more, plus a look at Nat Geo's documentary ‘LA 92’ on the LA Riots

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:44:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critic Wade Major, Lael Lowenstein and Claudia Puig review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also speak with Academy Award-winning co-directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin on the making of National Geographic's "LA 92."


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FilmWeek: ‘Born in China,’ ‘The Promise,’ ‘Unforgettable’ and more, plus should acting award categories be gender neutral?

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:54:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about the pros and cons of making award shows gender neutral, call in and make your case!


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FilmWeek: ‘The Fate of the Furious,’ ‘The Lost City of Z’ and more, plus a chronicle of Mars in movies

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 18:02:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about sci-fi's love of Mars in film, and how the portrayal of the planet has changed over the years.


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FilmWeek: ‘Going in Style,’ ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ and more, plus the revival of swing dancing!

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:11:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about how swing dancing is still "Alive and Kicking" in the new documentary by Susan Glatzer.


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘The Boss Baby’ and more

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 17:26:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Amy Nicholson and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.


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FilmWeek: ‘LIFE,’ ‘CHiPS,’ ‘Power Rangers’ and more

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:35:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases.


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FilmWeek: ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘The Belko Experiment’ and more, plus a renaissance of live action musicals?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:09:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about "Beauty and the Beast" topping Hollywood's latest string of live action musicals.


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FilmWeek: ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Raw,’ ‘Personal Shopper’ and more, plus the making of ‘High Noon’ during the Hollywood blacklist years

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:20:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk to Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic.”


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Logan,’ ‘The Shack,’ ‘Before I Fall’ and more, plus ‘Get Out’ your favorite horror films because we want to hear them!

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:35:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine return in “Logan;” William P. Young’s “The Shack” adaptation starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer; the déjà vu drama-mystery “Before I Fall;” and more. We'll also talk about the dominating horror-comedy “Get Out” and hear from FilmWeek listeners about their best social thrillers. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek's 2017 Oscar preview from The Theatre at Ace Hotel

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:55:00 GMT

KPCC's FilmWeek critics and host Larry Mantle plus an audience of 1,000 gathered at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss and debate the contenders for this year’s major Oscar categories. Hear all of the vigorous deliberations across the categories on TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘A Cure for Wellness,’ ‘The Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’ and more, plus new heat over 'pay-to-play' auditions

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:02:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Andy Klein review this weekend's new movie releases including: in wide release, the psychological thriller “A Cure for Wellness;” “The Great Wall” directed by Yimou Zhang and starring Matt Damon; the comedy “Fist Fight” co-starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day; and more. We'll also take a look at how actors are responding to L.A.'s crackdown on alleged “pay-to-play” auditions. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: Sequels for ‘John Wick,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘LEGO,’ plus Oscar shorts and ‘The White Helmets’

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:41:00 GMT

Larry Mantle tackles a busy week at the cinemas with KPCC film critics Charles Solomon, Tim Cogshell and Amy Nicholson. They will review a batch of sequels in wide release: “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Plus, all the Oscar-nominated shorts are playing in select theatres, so we will review the Live Action and Animation categories. Later on, Larry interviews the director of Oscar-nominated doc “The White Helmets.” TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘The Comedian,’ ‘The Space Between Us’ and more, plus a closer look at PBS' Oklahoma City bombing documentary

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 17:46:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Robert De Niro in “The Comedian,” a sci-fi romance called “The Space Between Us;” a comedic thriller starring Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña entitled “War on Everyone; and more. We'll also talk to documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman about “Oklahoma City,” which explores the worst domestic attack in the U.S. and the anti-government movement that inspired the actions of Timothy McVeigh. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Gold,’ ‘The Salesman’ and more, plus a look at the best of 2017's Sundance Film Festival

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 18:14:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Lael Lowenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases including: furry actors in “A Dog’s Purpose;” adventure-drama “Gold” starring Matthew McConaughey; Iranian thriller “The Salesman;” and more. We'll also talk to host John Horn of The Frame and KPCC film critic Justin Chang about 2017 Sundance highlights. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,’ ‘Split,’ and more, plus a closer look at ‘The Red Turtle’

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:30:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Charles Solomon and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Vin Diesel’s reprise of “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage;” plus James McAvoy stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror thriller “Split;” a critically acclaimed animated feature called “The Red Turtle;” and more. We'll also talk to the writer and director of "The Red Turtle" Michaël Dudok de Wit, the first outside animator to work with Studio Ghibli. TGI-FilmWeek!


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FilmWeek: ‘Bye Bye Man,’ ‘Sleepless,’ ‘The Ardennes’ and more, plus the backlash against ‘La La Land’ after the Golden Globes

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:52:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases including the wide-release horror “The Bye Bye Man,” Jamie Foxx as an embattled Vegas cop in “Sleepless,” Belgium’s Oscar submission, “The Ardennes” and more. We'll also take a look at the backlash against “La La Land's” sweeping Golden Globe awards over “Moonlight,” and its implications of the times. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Underworld: Blood Wars,’ ‘Railroad Tigers’ and more, plus a new tome on the Marx brothers

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:57:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases including: in wide release, Kate Beckinsale taking another turn as vampire warrior Selene in “Underworld: Blood Wars;” Jackie Chan in the Mandarin-language feature “Railroad Tigers;” the thriller “Arsenal” starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack; and more. We'll also talk to Robert S. Bader about his revelational book on comedy legends, the Marx brothers. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Live By Night,’ ‘Paterson’ and ‘20th Century Women,’ plus 2016's unheralded gems & remembering Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 20:08:00 GMT

Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Andy Klein review this week's new movie releases including Ben Affleck’s “Live By Night” set in the Prohibition Era; the quiet but poetic “Paterson” starring Adam Driver; and the dramedy of three women exploring life in the 70s, featuring Annette Bening in “20th Century Women.” We’ll also take a look at 2016’s most underappreciated films, and remember beloved actors Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek’s Christmas 2016 edition: 'Sing,' 'Passengers,' 'Why Him?' and more, plus ranking the best Christmas movies of all time

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 18:39:00 GMT

It's a big week for new movies. Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major and Charles Solomon will review the big releases and notable indies including: an animated musical opening in wide release, "Sing;" Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in "Passengers," a sci-fi action flick; "Why him?" a goofy family comedy with James Franco and Bryan Cranston; plus "Hidden Figures," "Julieta," "A Monster Calls," and more. We'll also rank the best Christmas movies of all time. TGI-FilmWeek!


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FilmWeek: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Collateral Beauty,’ ‘Fences’ and more

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:52:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this week’s new movie releases including the much anticipated “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story;” and Denzel Washington is back in the director’s chair for “Fences,” and starring in it alongside Viola Davis;” plus an ensemble drama with magic realism fronted by Will Smith entitled “Collateral Beauty;” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Office Christmas Party’ and more, plus who are your favorite on-screen couples?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:57:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this week’s new movie releases including the LA-set musical, “La La Land;” an ensemble set of comic actors, such as Kate McKinnon and Jason Bateman, star in “Office Christmas Party,” a psychosexual noir romance called “Frank & Lola” with Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots; and more. We'll also talk about Hollywood's most beloved on-screen couples and what makes their chemistry unforgettable. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/12/09/FW_12_9_16_-5376b5bf.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: 'Jackie,' 'Man Down,' 'Incarnate' and more, plus a deeper look at capturing the life of Jackie Kennedy

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:49:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this weekend's new movies releases including Natalie Portman taking a turn as Camelot's "Jackie;" Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, and Gary Oldman in a post-apocalyptic war drama, "Man Down;" the wide release horror, "Incarnate" and more. We'll also take a deeper look at Natalie Portman's performance as Jackie Kennedy and the most challenging qualities emulated. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Moana,’ ‘Allied,’ ‘Miss Sloane’ and more

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:57:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Amy Nicholson, and Charles Solomon review this Thanksgiving week’s new movie releases including: Disney’s “Moana,” about an adventurous teenager sailing the Pacific on a mission to save her family; “Allied” starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as intelligence officers who fall in love during World War II; Jessica Chastain as a tough D.C. lobbyist in her toughest fight yet against the gun industry in “Miss Sloane” and more. Plus, Peter Rainer on the best films screened at last week’s Los Cabos International Film Festival, and Wade Major reports on FilmStruck, a new streaming service from Criterion and Turner Classics focused on film geeks. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Manchester by the Sea,’ ‘Red Turtle’ and more

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 19:47:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. It’s a big one for notable releases including the “Harry Potter” spinoff from J.K. Rowling, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them;” a critically acclaimed drama with Oscar buzz, “Manchester by the Sea;” a significant animated feature from Studio Ghibli, “The Red Turtle;” plus what Rotten Tomatoes calls more than just another coming-of-age dramedy, “The Edge of Seventeen;” a very promising documentary about an eccentric farmer, “Peter and the Farm” and more! TGI-FilmWeek!


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FilmWeek: ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,’ ‘Arrival’ and more

Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:11:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases including director Ang Lee’s technologically-groundbreaking war drama, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk;” a sci-fi starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, “Arrivals;” the first of the holiday season fare, “Almost Christmas;” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


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FilmWeek: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Trolls,' 'Hacksaw Ridge' and more, plus the life of filmmaker Sidney Lumet

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 17:23:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Charles Solomon and Lael Loewenstein review this weekend's new movie releases including the DreamWorks animated feature starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, "Trolls;" the Marvel wide release starring Benedict Cumberbatch and an ensemble cast, "Doctor Strange;" a war movie based on the true story of America's first conscientious objector, "Hacksaw Ridge" and more. We'll also take a look at the new documentary "By Sidney Lumet" which includes a never-before-seen interview with the influential filmmaker. TGI-FilmWeek!


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FilmWeek: ‘Inferno,’ ‘Into the Inferno,’ ‘The Eagle Huntress’ and more, plus a look at the 30th annual AFI Fest

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 18:07:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Amy Nicholson review this week’s new movie releases including Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in the latest Dan Brown adaptation, “Inferno;” and not to be confused with that thriller is “Into the Inferno” from documentarian Werner Herzog’s exploration of active volcanoes; plus a critically acclaimed doc about a pioneering Kazakh girl, “The Eagle Huntress,” and more. We'll also spotlight the 30th annual AFI Fest's dazzling slate of movies. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: 'Jack Reacher,' 'Ouija: Origin of Evil,' 'Moonlight' and more, plus complaints about an insular culture at Netflix

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:54:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Charles Solomon and Peter Rainer review this week’s new releases including the promising Halloween flick, “Ouija: Origin of Evil;” Tom Cruise in the return of “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back;” the acclaimed indie “Moonlight” with Mahershala Ali; and more. We'll also talk about rising tensions between Netflix and Hollywood communal creatives with Joe Flint, media reporter at The Wall Street Journal. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?,’ ‘The Accountant,’ and more, plus a look at TV-film versions of the afterlife

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:42:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon and Katie Walsh review this weekend’s new movie releases including the stand-up special “Kevin Hart: What Now?;” Ben Affleck as a math savant in the thriller, “The Accountant,” the ensemble drama “Certain Women,” starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, and Lily Gladstone, and more. We'll also talk about the new NBC sitcom "The Good Place" and ask what your favorite fictional portrayals of the afterlife are. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/10/14/Oct_14_FW-849d5fd6.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'The Girl on the Train,' and more, plus government concerns about Hollywood's foreign investors

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 17:44:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Charles Solomon, and Justin Chang review this week's new movie releases including "The Birth of a Nation;" Emily Blunt starring in "The Girl on the Train;" an epic IMAX film from Terrence Malick called "Voyage of Time;" some outstanding animated features, foreign films, indies, and more. We'll also hear from entertainment and film business reporters Ryan Faughnder and Matt Pressberg about a possible move for the feds to review foreign investments in American film and production companies as a threat to national security. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Deepwater Horizon,’ ‘Masterminds,’ the new Tim Burton, and more, plus a closer look at 'Command and Control'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 17:54:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell review this week’s new movie releases including: the dramatic portrayal of the 2010 man-made disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, “Deepwater Horizon,” plus the new Tim Burton fantasy, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children;” an action funny starring the biggest names in comedy these days including Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Zach Galifianakis; and more. We'll also have a conversation with Robert Kenner and Eric Schlosser about "Command and Control." TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Storks,’ ‘Queen of Katwe’ and more, plus a closer look at 'Amanda Knox'

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:44:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases including an updated “Magnificent Seven," the animated feature “Storks,” a Disney family movie based in Uganda titled “Queen of Katwe” and more. We'll also remember the late Curtis Hanson and have a conversation with Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn, co-directors of “Amanda Knox." TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
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FilmWeek: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby,’ ‘Snowden,’ ‘Blair Witch,’ and more, plus a look at ageism in Hollywood

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:51:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Christy Lemire review this week’s new movie releases including“Snowden,” “Blair Witch,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and more. Plus, we'll hear about the landscape at the Toronto Film Festival from KPCC film critic Peter Rainer, and we'll also talk about a new study that found older actors were underrepresented on the big screen in 2015. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/09/16/FW_sept_16-e95f0664.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: ‘Sully,’ ‘The Wild Life,’ ‘Other People’ and more, plus we'll discuss your favorite foreign language films

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:58:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases including “Sully,” “The Wild Life,” some promising indies including “Kicks” and “Other People;” and more. Then, our critics will stick around to talk about what makes a successful foreign film. TGI-FilmWeek!


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FilmWeek: ‘The Light Between Oceans,’ ‘Morgan’ and more, a look at the world of film collectors and film dealers

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:13:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases including “The Light Between Oceans,” “Morgan” and more. Then, we'll explore the vanishing subculture of 35mm and 16mm film collectors, dealers and preservers. TGI-FilmWeek!


Media Files:
https://media.scpr.org/podcasts/upload/2016/09/02/FilmWeek_Sept_2_-b49379a4.mp3?context=filmweek&via=podcast




FilmWeek: 'Don't Breathe,' 'Southside with You,' and more, plus a bill in Sacramento could bar IMDb from revealing actors' ages

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:01:00 GMT

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this week’s new movie releases including a “Don’t Breathe,” Southside with You,” “Mechanic: Resurrection," and more. We'll also look at a bill in Sacramento sponsored by SAG-AFTRA that's trying to combat ageism in Hollywood.


Media Files:
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