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FilmWeek (9/7/12): The Words, Lawless, The Eye of the Storm, Hello I Must Be Going and more

Larry is joined by KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Wade Major to discuss this week’s new films, including The Words, Lawless, The Eye of the Storm, Hello I Must Be Going and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Andy Klein, film critic for KPCC and the L.A. Times Community Papers chain

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and

Trailer for The Words

Films Reviewed

The Words

A struggling writer discovers another man's long lost manuscript and claims it as his own.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid and Zoe Saldana
Written and directed by: Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal
CBS Films


Three bootlegger brothers try to make something of their moonshine operation.

Starring: Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LeBeouf and Gary Oldman
Written by: Nick Cave
Directed by: John Hillcoat
The Weinstein Co.

The Eye of the Storm

A domineering socialite on her deathbed is visited by her estranged son and daughter.

Starring: Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling
Written by: Judy Morris
Directed by: Fred Schepisi
Not rated
Sycamore Entertainment Group

Hello I Must Be Going

A divorced woman moves back home with her parents.

Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Blythe Danner, Christopher Abbott and John Rubinstein
Written by: Sarah Koskoff
Directed by: Todd Louiso
Oscilloscope Laboratories

Sleepwalk With Me

A stand-up comic deals with his career, relationship and spurts of sleepwalking.

Starring: Mike Birbiglia, Lauren Ambrose and Kevin Barnett
Written by: Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglila and Seth Barrish
Directed by: Seth Barrish and Mike Birbiglia
Not rated
IFC Films

The Inbetweeners

Four inept British teens go on holiday to Greece.

Starring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas
Written by: Iain Morris and Damon Beesley
Directed by: Ben Palmer
Wrekin Hill Entertainment

Keep the Lights On

A closeted lawyer and documentary filmmaker share a decade-long relationship.

Starring: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth and Julianne Nicholson
Written by: Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias
Directed by: Ira Sachs
Not rated
Music Box Films

Chicken With Plums

A renowned musician grows distraught when his favorite violin is broken.

Starring: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer and Maria de Medeiros
Written and directed by: Marjane Satrapi
Sony Pictures Classics

In French with English subtitles.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

A pregnant concubine and her protector seek shelter in imperial china.

Starring: Jet Li, Zhou Xun and Chen Kun
Written and directed by: Tsui Hark
Indomina Releasing

In Mandarin with English subtitles.


A dialogue-free documentary about the wonders of the modern world

Directed by: Ron Fricke
Not rated
Oscilloscope Laboratories