Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, Lael Lowenstein of Variety, Andy Klein of the New Times L.A., F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, Charles Solomon, animation critic at Amazon.com, and Peter Rainer of the New York Magazine recap their top picks for the best films of 2001. Jean's: Behind the Sun Amores Perros No Man's Land Shrek Our Song Donnie Darko L.I.E. Focus The Deep End The Road Home Andy's: Memento Mullholland Drive Amelie Shrek Audition In the Mood for Love Lord of the Rings The Fighter Gosford Park Sexy Beast Peter's: Gosford Park Amores Perros In the Bedroom Our Lady of Assassins Shrek Waking Life Tailor of Panama Sexy Beast The Gleaners and I The Circle Charles': Lord of the Rings Shrek Monster's Inc. Jin-Roh Kids Card Captor Sakura Princess Nine F.X.'s A.I. Mullholland Drive Simon Magus In the Bedroom Monsters, Inc. Amores Perros Faithless The Anniversary Party Memento The Royal Tenenbaums With a Friend Like Harry In the Mood for Love Lael's Shrek Memento Apocalypse Now Redux In the Bedroom No Man's Land Moulin Rouge L.I.E. Monster's Ball Mullholland Drive The Endurance
Philippine President Duterte announced that he wants to sever ties with the U.S. – but what, exactly, does that mean?; potential flooding could spell bad news for L.A. River restoration plans; LAUSD rejected an after-school Satan club in an elementary school – was this the right decision?; plus, Larry and KPCC film critics review ‘Jack Reacher,’ ‘Moonlight’ and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
We dive into analysis of the third and final presidential debate - the candidates who began the evening without a handshake were asked about SCOTUS, immigration reform, their latest campaign scandals, and more - and what exactly did Trump mean about Florida?; the controversy over Prop 60's mandate to use condoms in adult films; and a chat with KQED's FORUM host Michael Krasny, a veteran of Jewish wit and humor.
According to a new ACLU study, many CA school districts outsource disciplinary action to police, to negative effect – is there value to police presence on campus?; we check in with LAPD Chief Beck on reforms and transparency demands; the latest on the FCC’s task force to fight robocalls; and Ang Lee's new film was shot at 120 frames-per-second - what that means for movie storytelling.
The president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police issued a public apology for historical mistreatment of minorities at the IACP's annual conference in San Diego; why are tech-devices so addictive and do product designers have an ethical obligation to take the Hippocratic oath; and, what's it like to travel to space not once, but twice?
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