Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also look into how acting education has evolved, and why professional acting school are seeing a decline in popularity. See full episode >
Independent acting schools and studios were once a main pipeline for talented student actors to enter the public forum, but as the film industry has evolved it has become less common for big name actors to have graduated from one of these programs.
Though Pixar’s “Coco” takes viewers on a grand adventure through the afterlife, there’s plenty of heartbeat in the film, much of which comes from composer Michael Giacchino’s sincere, ranchera-driven score.
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. Author Beverly Gray also stops by the studio to discuss her newest book, "Seduced By Mrs. Robinson: How 'The Graduate' Became the Touchstone of a Generation."