Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon to discuss this week’s movies, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Brave, To Rome With Love, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and more. Also, the critics will touch on the passing of influential film critic Andrew Sarris. 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
Charles Solomon, animation critic for KPCC and author and historian for amazon.com
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (in 3-D)
An alternate history reimagines the secret life of our 16th president.
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Written by: Seth Grahame-Smith and Simon Kinberg
Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
20th Century Fox
A stubborn princess must restore order in her kingdom.
Starring: Kelly Macdonald, Emma Thompson, Billy Connolly and Julie Walters
Written by: Mark Andrews, Steve Purcell, Brenda Chapman and Irene Mecchi
Directed by: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman
To Rome With Love
Residents and visitors engage in romance and adventure in Italy.
Starring: Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, Roberto Benigni and Penelope Cruz
Written and directed by: Woody Allen
Sony Pictures Classics
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
With the end of the world looming, a man and woman start a relationship.
Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton and Adam Brody
Written and directed by: Lorene Scafaria
A man and woman wake up after a one-night stand to face the consequences.
Starring: Michelle Jenner, Carlos Areces and Julian Villagran
Written and directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
In Spanish with English subtitles.
The Woman in the Fifth
A struggling writer begins to bring death to everyone around him.
Starring: Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas and Joanna Kulig
Written by: Pawel Pawlikowski and Douglas Kennedy III
Directed by: Pawel Pawlikowski
Beyond the Black Rainbow
A woman tries to escape from being captive in a mysterious institution.
Starring: Michael Rogers, Eva Allan and Scott Hylands
Written and directed by: Panos Cosmatos
The Invisible War
A look into sexual assault and cover-ups in the U.S. military.
Starring: Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves, Ariana Klay and Trina McDonald
Directed by: Kirby Dick
Cinedigm Entertainment / Docurama Films
Paul Williams: Still Alive
One fan’s efforts to document the survival of singer, songwriter and actor Paul Williams.
Starring: Paul Williams
Directed by: Stephen Kessler