KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Henry Sheehan join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including The Grey, Man on a Ledge, Margaret, Norwegian Wood and more. Plus, KPCC film critic Peter Rainer gives us his take on the Sundance Film Festival. TGI-FilmWeek!
Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine
Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and henrysheehan.com
Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and Christian Science Monitor
After a plane crash in Alaska, a group of oil workers must struggle to survive.
Starring: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo and Dallas Roberts
Written by: Joe Carnahan and Ian Mackenzie Jeffers
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Open Road Films
Man on a Ledge
A police negotiator tries to talk a former cop off a ledge.
Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell and Anthony Mackie
Written by: Pablo F. Fenjves
Directed by: Asger Leth
A man looks back on two relationships he had as a 1960s university student.
Starring: Rinko Kikuchi, Ken'ichi Matsuyama and Kiko Mizuhara
Written and directed by: Tran Ahn Hung
Red Flag Releasing
In Japanese with English subtitles.
Declaration of War
A couple discover their newborn child is seriously ill.
Starring: Valerie Donzelli (DUN-zel-ee)and Jeremie Elkaim
Written by: Valerie Donzelli, Jeremie Elkaim and Sebastien Buchmann
Directed by: Valerie Donzelli
Lula, Son of Brazil
A biopic of the 35th president of Brazil.
Starring: Rui Ricardo Dia, Gloria Pires and Cleo Pires
Written by: Daniel Tendler, Denise Parana and Fernando Bonassi
Directed by: Fabio Barreto
New Yorker Films
In Portuguese with English subtitles.
All's Well, Ends Well
Men use a website that allows them to connect with women who need help.
Starring: Donnie Yen, Louis Koo and Chapman To
Written by: Chan Hing Kai and Miu Ho
Directed by: Chan Hing Kai and Janet Chun
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles.
A multi-part story about different characters on holiday in Europe.
Starring: Jean-Marc Stehlé, Agatha Couture
Written and directed by: Jean-Luc Godard
Kino Lorber Films
A teenage girl deals with guilt after a deadly traffic accident.
Starring: Anna Paquin, J. Smith-Cameron, Jean Reno and Jeannie Berlin
Written and directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
Fox Searchlight Pictures
An LAPD officer’s spotty past catches up with him.
Starring: Robin Wright, Sigourney Weaver, Ice Cube and Ben Foster
Written by: James Ellroy and Oren Moverman
Directed by: Oren Moverman
A woman passes as a man to work in 19th-century Ireland
Starring: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Johnson and Janet McTeer
Written by: Glenn Close, John Banville and Gabriella Prekop
Directed by: Rodrigo Garcia