KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including Thor, The Beaver, Mia and the Migoo, Passion Play, The Robber, There Be Dragons and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com
Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC and Brand X
Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC and amazon.com
Thor (In Imax 3-D)
A warrior-god is cast out of his magical homeland and becomes a hero by defending earth.
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard
Written by: Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz and Don Payne
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
A depressed man begins to communicate exclusively through a beaver hand puppet.
Starring: Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin
Written by: Kyle Killen
Directed by: Jodie Foster
A long-suffering single woman falls for her best friend’s fiancé.
Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey and John Krasinski
Written by: Jennie Urman and Jordan Roberts
Directed by: Luke Greenfield
Warner Brothers Pictures
There Be Dragons
A journalist travels to Spain and confronts his estranged father about his dubious connection to a would-be saint.
Starring: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Olga Kurylenko and Derek Jacobi
Written and directed by: Roland Joffe
Samuel Goldwyn Films
(Nuart may 6-12)
Tells the true story of a marathon runner who began robbing banks as a hobby.
Starring: Andreas Lust
Written by: Benjamin Heisenberg and Martin Prinz
Directed by: Benjamin Heisenberg
Mia and the Migoo
A young girl journeys to rescue her father with the help of forest spirits.
Starring: the voices of John DiMaggio, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine and Wallace Shawn
Written by: Benoit Chieux, Antoine Lanciaux and Iouri Tcherenkov
Directed by: Jacques-Remy Girerd
A down and out jazz musician falls for a mysterious woman and is persecuted by a gangster.
Starring: Mickey Rourke, Megan Fox, Bill Murray and Kelly Lynch
Written and directed by: Mitch Glazer
A woman in her 60s struggling with Alzheimer’s and a family crime finds solace in a poetry class.
Starring: Yun Jung-hee, David Lee and Ahn Nae-sang
Written and directed by: Lee Chang-dong
Tells the story of the life of Candy Darling, a New York scenester who hung with Andy Warhol and influenced Lou Reed.
Starring: Andy Warhol, Glenn O'Brien, John Waters and the voice of Chloe Sevigny
Written and directed by: James Rasin
Summer Children (1965)
Vilmos Zsigmond and the producers will be interviewed by Henry Sheehan at the American Cinematheque on May 10th at 7:30pm!
A seemingly innocent yacht trip to Catalina breaks into a jealous competition between two young men as they fight for the affections of the ethereal Diana ending in tragedy and redemption. The film's odd parentage can be ascribed to both French New Wave and corny American TV melodrama of the 1960's.
Starring: Stuart Anderson, Valora Noland, John Kulhanek and Sandy Gabriel
Directed by: James Bruner
Photographed by: Vilmos Zsigmond
Produced by: Jack Robinette
Restoration Produced by: Edie Robinette-Petrachi
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
Starring: Dana Andrews, Joan Fontaine and Sidney Blackmer
Directed by: Fritz Lang
While the City Sleeps
Starring: Dana Andrews, Rhonda Fleming and Georee Sanders
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Waiting for Forever
Starring: Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge and Richard Jenkins
Directed by: James Keach