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FilmWeek: ‘The 15:17 to Paris,’ ‘Peter Rabbit,’ Oscar-nominated shorts and more




Film still from Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT.
Film still from Columbia Pictures' PETER RABBIT.

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Lowenstein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Best Live Action Short Film (screening until 2/22 at the Nuart Theatre)

Best Animated Short (screening until 2/22 at the Nuart Theatre)

Best Documentary Short Subject (screening until 2/15 at Laemmle's Royal, and playing this weekend at Laemmle's Playhouse and Laemmle's Claremont)

Critics' Hits

Lael: "The Female Brain"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjJl6Vh9Hag

Wade: "The 15:17 to Paris"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETcx4R4-3Bo

Charles: "Mazinger Z: Infinity"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ2OYb1wxZc

Mixed Feelings

Lael: "Seeing Allred"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC8Eg0odTfY

Misses

Lael: "Entanglement"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMMWSu3AjJo&t=56s

Wade & Charles: "Peter Rabbit"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pa_Weidt08

Guests:

Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and CineGods.com

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