KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell join guest host Nick Roman to review the week’s new film releases, including The Hunger Games, 4:44 Last Day on Earth, The Deep Blue Sea, Detachment, The Raid: Redemption and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine
Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC, Glendale News-Press and the L.A. Times Community Papers chain
The Hunger Games
In a post-apocalyptic world, a young girl competes in a battle to the death on TV.
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson
Written by: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins and Billy Ray
Directed by: Gary Ross
4:44 Last Day on Earth
A couple prepares for the end of the world.
Starring: Willem Dafoe, Shanyn Leigh, Natasha Lyonne and Paul Hipp
Written and directed by: Abel Ferrara
The Deep Blue Sea
A woman in an unhappy marriage begins having an affair with a troubled former pilot.
Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale
Written and directed by: Terence Davies
Music Box Films
An indifferent substitute teacher winds up a role model for struggling students.
Starring: Adrien Brody, Marcia Gay Harden, Christina Hendricks and William Petersen
Written by: Carl Lund
Directed by: Tony Kaye
The Raid: Redemption
An elite police team’s cover is blown during a secret drug raid.
Starring: Iko Uwais, Doni Alamsyah and Ananda George
Written and directed by: Gareth Evans
Sony Pictures Classics
In Indonesian with English subtitles.
A Secret Service agent finds himself kidnapped with no memory of what happened.
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Chyler Leigh and Tom Berenger
Written by: Timothy Mannion
Directed by: Gabe Torres
In German-occupied Paris, an Algerian black marketer becomes a freedom fighter.
Starring: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale and Mahmoud Shalaby
Written by: Ismael Ferroukhi and Alain-Michel Blanc
Directed by: Ismael Ferroukhi
In French with English subtitles.
Last Days Here
A look at cult musician Bobby Liebling as he restarts his life and career.
Directed by: Don Argott and Demian Fenton
Reuniting the Rubins
A man is coerced by his mother to reunite his estranged children for a family holiday.
Starring: Timothy Spall, Honor Blackman and Rhona Mitra
Written and directed by: Yoav Factor