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FilmWeek: ‘Coco,’ Darkest Hour,’ The Man Who Invented Christmas,’ and more




Christopher Plummer (center, left) stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dan Stevens (center, right) stars as Charles Dickens in director Bharat Nalluri’s THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS.
Christopher Plummer (center, left) stars as Ebenezer Scrooge and Dan Stevens (center, right) stars as Charles Dickens in director Bharat Nalluri’s THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Critics' Hits

Amy: "Thelma"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgQMHG9SGlU

Charles: "Coco"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNCz4mQzfEI

Peter: "1945"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWm0uu_zun8

Mixed

Amy: "Darkest Hour"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pNOCzV5jG0

Peter: "Call Me By Your Name"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9AYPxH5NTM

Misses

Amy: "Porto"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIVBl-v0TSk

Charles & Peter: "The Man Who Invented Christmas"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxcnYR3mcPU&t=10s

 

Guests:

Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC and host of The Canon podcast; she tweets @TheAmyNicholson

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine