KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major join Larry to review the week’s new film releases including X-Men: First Class, Beginners, Beautiful Boy, Submarine and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and Variety
Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and BoxOffice.com
X-Men: First Class
The seeds of future adversaries are sown when a school for superhuman mutants is founded in 1963.
Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne and January Jones
Written by: Jane Goldman, Ashley Miller, Jamie Moss and Zack Stentz
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
20th Century Fox
A young man’s life is disrupted by his elderly father’s revelations.
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic and Cosmo the dog
Written and directed by: Mike Mills
A couple with a troubled marriage deal with the aftermath of their young song’s mass shooting and suicide.
Starring: Maria Bello, Michael Sheen, Alan Tudyk and Moon Bloodgood
Written by: Michael Armbruster and Shawn Ku
Directed by: Shawn Ku
Anchor Bay Films
A 15-year old romances a classmate and attempts to save his parents’ marriage.
Starring: Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige and Noah Taylor
Written and directed by: Richard Ayoade
The Weinstein Company
Cameraman: The Life and Death of Jack Cardiff
Examines the 70-year career of legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff.
Starring: Jack Cardiff, Martin Scorsese and Kirk Douglas
Directed by: Craig McCall
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today
(Nuart June 3-9)
A restored version of the official U.S. Government film about the first Nuremberg trial after World War II.
Narrated by: Liev Schrieber
Written and directed by: Stuart Schulberg
Love, Wedding, Marriage
A newly married marriage counselor must contend with the impending divorce of her parents.
Starring: Mandy Moore, Kellan Lutz and Jessica Szohr
Written by: Anouska Chydzik and Caprice Crane
Directed by: Dermot Mulroney
The Tree of Life
The eldest of three brothers in a 1950s family copes with the loss of innocence.
Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and Jessica Chastain
Written and directed by: Terrence Malick
Fox Searchlight Pictures
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee and Warren Clarke
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Starring: Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson and Claudia Cardinale
Directed by: Sergio Leone
Empire of Silver
A carefree young man tries to find his own path while taking over his father’s banking empire at the end of the 19th century.
Starring: Aaron Kwok, Tielin Zhang, Hao Lei and Jennifer Tilly
Written and directed by: Christina Yao
Based on the book by Cheng Yi
Tells the story of the bizarre and gruesome disappearance of the entire population of a rural New Hampshire town in 1940.
Starring: Cassidy Freeman, Clark Freeman and Anessa Ramsey
Written by: Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland
Directed by: Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton
A Proper Violence
(Culver Plaza Theater)
An ex-con tries to rebuild his life has to confront three obsessive strangers.
Starring: Randy Spence, Justin Morck and Shawn Mahoney
Written by: Matt Robinson and Chris Faulisi
Directed by: Chris Faulisi