FilmWeek: ‘Cars 3,’ ‘Rough Night,’ ‘Stefan Zweig’ and more, plus how a movie experience changes depending on who you watch with

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also want to hear from FilmWeek listeners about your favorite movie-buddies and how who you choose to watch films with can completely change the experience.
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