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FilmWeek (12/2/11): Shame, Coriolanus, The Lady and more

by FilmWeek

KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Henry Sheehan join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including Shame, Coriolanus, The Lady and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Films Reviewed:


A sex addict’s life is compromised when his sister unexpectedly moves in.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie
Written by: Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Fox Searchlight Pictures


An ostracized Roman general partners with an enemy to gain revenge.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes, Brian Cox and Vanessa Redgrave
Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
Weinstein Co.

The Lady

The life of Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

Starring: Michelle Yeoh (YOW), David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett and Jonathan Woodhouse
Written by: Rebecca Frayn
Directed by: Luc Besson
Cohen Media Group

The Yellow Sea

A cab driver is hired as an assassin to pay off his debt.

Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Cho Seong-ha and Kim Yun-seok
Written and directed by: Na Hong-jin
Fox International Productions


People grapple with chaos and conflict during the Rwandan genocide.

Starring: Cleophas Kabasita, Hadidja Zaninka and Marc Gwamaka
Written and directed by: Alrick Brown


Yakuza clans fight for dominance in Japan’s underworld.

Starring: Ryo Kase, Jun Kunimura and Tomokazu Miura
Written and directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Magnet Releasing

Crazy Wisdom

A look at Chogyam Trungpa, who helped bring Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

Starring: Ram Dass, Allen Ginsberg, Joni Mitchell
Directed by: Johanna Demetrakas
Not rated
Alive Mind

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