FilmWeek: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘The Glass Castle’ and more, plus how 1970s B-movies revealed American cynicism

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also explore how the B-movies of the 1970s revealed a greater cynicism in America in the era of Watergate and the Vietnam war.
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