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FilmWeek: ‘Annihilation,’ ‘Every Day,’ ‘Game Night’ and more




(L-R) Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson in ANNIHILATION, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.
(L-R) Natalie Portman and Tessa Thompson in ANNIHILATION, from Paramount Pictures and Skydance.
Photo Credit: Peter Mountain

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Critics' Hits

Claudia: "Survivors Guide to Prison"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfUh5wstN04

Peter: "Annihilation" & "The Cured"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89OP78l9oF0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSutgzDY_I4

Mixed Feelings

Claudia: "Game Night" 

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

Peter: "The Boy Downstairs"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zn8PhvQumE

Misses

Claudia: "Every Day" & "Half Magic"

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgdFb7zQB_4

Peter: "The Young Karl Marx" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVTDoZLssg8

Guests:

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

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



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