Larry Mantle and critics Andy Klein of New Times L.A. and Lael Lowenstein of Variety discuss this week's new film releases, including The Bourne Identity, Windtalkers, Scooby-Doo, The Fast Runner, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, and Bob Le Flambeur. Larry and the ctitics also weigh in with their thoughts of a few film series in the Southland, John Sayles: An American Indie Pioneer and Midnight @ Sunset.
Hillary Clinton met with Clinton Foundation donors while Secretary of State, and some say that's "pay-to-play" politics; a potential new LAPD program looks to create a dialogue between the department and families of those killed by police; plus, why a proposed law in Italy could make vegan diets a form of child abuse.
Is Donald Trump rethinking his campaign promise to deport millions of people here illegally and how might such a move play with his core supporters? CA Senate Bill 1322 would change the way underage sex workers are charged; Plus, inside NPR's decision to drop reader comments from its website - have extreme comments made many comments sections unusable? And who benefits in the shift to social media?
After accusations of impropriety in his work with pro-Russian politicians, Trump's former campaign chairman resigned this morning; a bill in Sacramento could require institutions to to collect data on more groups under the label “Asian American,” but not everybody's happy about it; plus, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new releases including “War Dogs” with Jonah Hill and Miles Teller. TGI-FilmWeek!
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