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FilmWeek: ‘Adrift,’ ‘Upgrade,’ ‘American Animals’ and more




Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley star in ADRIFT. Photo courtesy of STXfilms.
Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley star in ADRIFT. Photo courtesy of STXfilms.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Critic Charles Solomon also joins to discuss a "The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka," a touring retrospective of films from the acclaimed Czech animator.

CRITICS' HITS

Amy:  "Upgrade" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36PDeN9NRZ0&t=77s

Tim: "Rodin"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VTgTj4wiaY

MIXED FEELINGS

Amy: "Adrift" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdMP4sWc71M

Tim: "Discreet" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwGXnnlwlk

MISSES

Amy: "Action Point" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri1Cc3Yz09U

Guests:

Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC, film writer for The Guardian and host The Canon podcast as well as a new podcast called Unspooled, where Amy and comedian Paul Scheer check off the AFI Top 100 movies of all time; she tweets @TheAmyNicholson

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC, Alt-Film Guide and CineGods.com; he tweets @CinemaInMind

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