FilmWeek

By KPCC 89.3 | Southern California Public Radio

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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 Cogshell (Alt Film Guide), Andy Klein (LA Times Community Newspaper Chain), Christy Lemire (YouTube’s “What the Flick”), Lael Loewenstein (Variety), Wade Major (IGN’s Digigods.com), Amy Nicholson (LA Weekly), Claudia Puig (Napa Valley Film Festival), Peter Rainer (Christian Science Monitor) & Charles Solomon (Animation Scoop).

Episode Date
FilmWeek: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,’ ‘Damsel,’ ‘Boundaries' and an interview with filmmaker Brad Bird
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Guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also speak with writer/director Brad Bird on the making of 'Incredibles 2'
Jun 22, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘TAG,’ ‘Superfly’ and an interview with composer Michael Giacchino
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also speak with composer Michael Giacchino and Don Williams on the making of the “Incredibles 2” soundtrack.
Jun 15, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Hereditary,’ ‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and a discussion about 'The Graduate'
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also recap last week's screening of 'The Graduate' and the conversation that followed.
Jun 08, 2018
FilmWeek: 'Adrift,' 'Upgrade,' 'American Animals' and a conversation on 'Star Wars' fatigue
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. In light of "Solo: A Star Wars Story's" low box office numbers, we also discuss whether or not so-called "Star Wars fatigue" is setting in.
Jun 01, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Mountain, ‘The Gospel According to Andre’ and a look at the life of Robin Williams
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also sits down with author and culture journalist Dave Itzkoff to discuss his latest book "Robin," a comprehensive examination of Robin Williams' life, career and tragic death.
May 25, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Book Club,’ ‘First Reformed’ and an update from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk to Los Angeles Times & KPCC film critic Justin Chang on what to watch coming out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
May 18, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party,’ ‘The Seagull’ and your favorite movie moms
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also reminisce on our favorite cinematic matriarchs.
May 11, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Tully,’ ‘Overboard,’ ‘12th Man’ and revisiting films in the #MeToo era
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss revisiting films in the #MeToo era.
May 04, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Disobedience,’ ‘Kings,’ and a one-on-one with ex-Academy member Bill Mechanic
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also interviews Bill Mechanic on his leaked resignation letter from the Academy.
Apr 27, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘I Feel Pretty,’ ‘Traffik,’ ‘Quai des Orfevres’ and why SAG is nixing hotel rooms from the audition process
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA, also joins FilmWeek to discuss SAG's latest, post-Weinstein code-of-conduct change: no more auditions in private hotel rooms or residences.
Apr 20, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Rampage,’ ‘Borg vs. McEnroe,’ ‘Beirut’ and more
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.
Apr 13, 2018
FilmWeek: 'A Quiet Place,' 'Blockers,' 'Chappaquiddick,' and the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the impact of Kubrick's genre-bending "2001: A Space Odyssey," fifty years after it's original release.
Apr 06, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘The Last Movie Star,’ ‘Gemini’ and more
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss Cannes' recent announcement that films backed by streaming services will no longer be eligible for awards at the festival.
Mar 30, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ‘Unsane,’ ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ and more
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.
Mar 23, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Love, Simon,’ ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ and the reality of inclusion riders
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss whether inclusion riders are the true cure-all's for discrimination in Hollywood, or if other, less buzzy, contractual stipulations are in need of amending first.
Mar 16, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘A Wrinkle In Time,’ ‘Gringo,’ ‘The Death of Stalin’ and a look into the Oscars' low ratings
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. FilmWeek also takes a deeper look into reasons for the record-low viewership of this year's Oscars, and what the Academy needs to do to pull itself out.
Mar 09, 2018
FilmWeek’s 2018 Academy Awards Preview from The Theatre at Ace Hotel
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The 90th annual Oscars® are set for this Sunday, March 4th at the Dolby Theatre here in Los Angeles, but before you head to your Oscar parties and fill out your ballot, tune in to hear AirTalk’s 16th annual Academy Awards Preview Show.
Mar 02, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Every Day,’ ‘Game Night’ and IMDb's First Amendment, discrimination battle
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. FilmWeek also debates the recent decision from a federal judge declaring that a law preventing IMDb from publishing the ages of actors is a violation of the First Amendment.
Feb 23, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Early Man,’ ‘The Party’ and a discussion on the 2018 foreign film Oscar nom's
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Charles Solomon, and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases, along with this year's Academy Award nominations for best foreign film.
Feb 16, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ ‘Peter Rabbit,’ Oscar-nominated shorts and more
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Lowenstein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases, along with the Oscar-nominated live action, animated and documentary short films.
Feb 09, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Winchester,’ ‘A Fantastic Woman’ and a look into Oscar marketing campaigns
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also examine how award season inspires new film trailers and ad slots in order to influence Academy members.
Feb 02, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure,’ ‘Please Stand By,’ and more, plus a Sundance check-in
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also chatted with Los Angeles Times film critic Justin Change and KPCC's "The Frame" host John Horn about what stood out at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Jan 26, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves,’ ‘Forever My Girl,’ and a look into Dylan Farrow's first TV interview
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. They also provide a recap of yesterday's CBS interview with Dylan Farrow, which revived allegations that Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 years old.
Jan 19, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ and a conversation on historical dramas
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the level of responsibility filmmakers have when portraying historical events.
Jan 12, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Insidious: The Last Key,’ ‘Blame,’ ‘The Strange Ones’ and the evolution of high school movies
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. The Criterion Collection's new Blu-ray release of "The Breakfast Club" also has us discussing the development of high school movies throughout the years.
Jan 05, 2018
FilmWeek: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,’ ‘In The Fade,’ our critics’ 2017 favorites and a reflection on female athletes in film
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Guest host Alex Cohen and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Andy Klein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases and look back on their favorite films of 2017. We also take a historical perspective on women athletes in film and discuss how these portrayals have changed over time.
Dec 29, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘The Post,’ ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Molly’s Game’ and more
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend and next week's new movie releases.
Dec 22, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Ferdinand,’ ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown,’ and the demise of 21st Century Fox studios
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Wade Major, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Film historian Jonathan Kuntz also joins Larry and the critics to discuss the history of Fox Studios and where its future lies after the Disney deal.
Dec 15, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Just Getting Started,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ and the state of traditional acting studios
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also look into how acting education has evolved, and why professional acting school are seeing a decline in popularity.
Dec 08, 2017
FilmWeek: 'The Disaster Artist,' 'Wonder Wheel,' 'Loveless,' and the 50th anniversary of 'The Graduate'
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. Author Beverly Gray also stops by the studio to discuss her newest book, "Seduced By Mrs. Robinson: How 'The Graduate' Became the Touchstone of a Generation."
Dec 01, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Coco,’ Darkest Hour,’ The Man Who Invented Christmas,’ and more
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.
Nov 22, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Justice League,’ ‘The Star,’ ‘Wonder,’ and and interview with the prolific Rose Marie
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also sits down with Hollywood icon Rose Marie and director Jason Wise to discuss "Wait For Your Laugh," a compelling documentary about the actor's life.
Nov 17, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Daddy’s Home 2,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and the industry's response to Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases. Additionally, news of sexual misconduct allegations against Louis C.K. has Tinseltown scrambling for damage control. Harsh punishments are now reigning down on the likes of Weinstein, Spacey, and now Louis, but how surprising is this news to those in the industry? Why has it taken so long to react? We discuss this and more.
Nov 10, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Bad Moms Christmas,’ ‘Lady Bird’ and a conversation with AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also check in with the American Film Institute Festival's director Jacqueline Lyanga on this year's buzz movies as well as a new global spotlight award they will be introducing.
Nov 03, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Suburbicon,’ ‘Thank You for Your Service,’ and more
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.
Oct 27, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Only The Brave,’ ‘The Snowman,’ ‘The Killing of the Sacred Deer’ and an opportunity to ask the KPCC critics your film questions
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang, Lael Loewenstein, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also open up the phones during a special, second hour of FilmWeek so you can ask the critics all your movie-related questions.
Oct 20, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Marshall,’ ‘Happy Death Day’ and a discussion on Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood culture
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases. The group also addresses post-Harvey Hollywood and takes your calls on whether you think the gender imbalance in tinsel town is coming to an end.
Oct 13, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Blade Runner: 2049,’ ‘The Mountain Between Us’ and a look at Ridley Scott's original 'Blade Runner'
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry and the critics also discuss the cinematic and cultural influence of the 1982 "Blade Runner."
Oct 06, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘American Made,’ ‘Til Death Do Us Part,’ and how virtual reality will soon become, well, a reality for moviegoers
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang, Christy Lemire, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, we converse with Dreamscape Immersive's CEO Bruce Vaughn and Variety's Brent Lang on soon-to-come virtual reality experiences in movie theaters.
Sep 29, 2017
FilmWeek: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and a tribute to Harry Dean Stanton
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, a reflection on the late Harry Dean Stanton.
Sep 22, 2017