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FilmWeek: ‘Born in China,’ ‘The Promise,’ ‘Unforgettable’ and more

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A hungry giant panda tears a stick of bamboo at a zoo in Beijing after being evacuated from the famed Wolong breeding centre in southwest China's Sichuan province due to food shortages and damage caused by the May 12 earthquake. TEH ENG KOON/AFP/Getty Images

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases including:

Critics' Hits

  • Claudia: "Finding Oscar" & "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcCTos5h8nY&t=9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Legzr_ED9R8

  • Christy: "Let it Fall: LA 1982-1992," "A Quiet Passion" & "Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ_eHxee26Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3SyPbUTEeU

 

Mixed Feelings

  • Claudia: "Born in China" & "A Quiet Passion"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xRQ5qOtsHI

  • Christy: "Unforgettable"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFXIBL617yc

 

Misses!

  • Christy: "Somewhere Beautiful"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gU8jGLzIUQY

 

Guests:

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; she tweets @ClaudiaPuig

Christy Lemire, film critic for KPCC and host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?;”she tweets @christylemire

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