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FilmWeek (8/3/12): Total Recall, Celeste and Jesse Forever, 360, Killer Joe, The Imposter and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Wade Major and Claudia Puig to review this week’s new movies, including Total Recall, Celeste and Jesse Forever, 360, Killer Joe, The Imposter and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and USA Today

Trailer for Total Recall

Trailer for Celeste and Jesse Forever

Films Reviewed:

Total Recall

One man has the line between reality and fantasy blurred in the future.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and Bryan Cranston
Written by: Kurt Wimmer and Mark Bomback
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Columbia Pictures

Celeste and Jesse Forever

A couple on the verge of divorce have a hard time pulling away from one another.

Starring: Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg
Written by: Rashida Jones and Will McCormack
Directed by: Lee Toland Krieger
Sony Pictures Classics


The actions of people all over the world have far-reaching implications.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster, Jude Law and Rachel Weisz
Written by: Peter Morgan
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Magnolia Pictures

Killer Joe

A young man plans to have his mother killed for the life insurance money.

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon
Written by: Tracy Letts
Directed by: William Friedkin
LD Entertainment

Assassin’s Bullet

A former FBI agent is tapped to find out the identity of an unknown vigilante.

Starring: Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland and Elika Portnoy
Written by: Hans Feuersinger and Nancy L. Babine
Directed by: Isaac Florentine
Arc Entertainment

Falling Overnight

A young man faces a risky surgical procedure.

Starring: Parker Croft, Emilia Zoryan and Barak Hardley
Written by: Parker Croft, Aaron Golden and Conrad Jackson
Directed by: Conrad Jackson
Not rated
Independent Pictures

Girlfriend Boyfriend

Three students grapple with love and friendship in 1980s Taiwan.

Starring: Lun-mei Guey, Hsiao-chuan Chang and Rhydian Vaughan
Written and directed by: Yang Ya-Che
Not rated
China Lion

In Mandarin and Taiwanese, with Chinese and English subtitles.

The Imposter

The story of Frederic Bourdin, a 23-year-old man who posed as a missing boy.

Directed by: Bart Layton
Not rated
Indomina Releasing

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

A portrait of the Chinese artist and political activist.

Starring: Ai Weiwei
Directed by: Alison Klayman
Not rated
Sundance Selects

In Mandarin and English, with English subtitles.

Big Boys Gone Bananas

A chronicle of a documentarian’s legal battle with Dole Food Company.

Starring and directed by: Fredrik Gertten
Not rated
WG Film AB

Craigslist Joe

A filmmaker attempts to survive for one month by relying solely on Craigslist.

Starring and directed by: Joseph Garner
Not rated