FilmWeek: ‘mother!’, ‘American Assassin,’ ‘Brad’s Status’ and a TIFF check-in

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, we'll speak with FilmWeek critic Peter Rainer about the Toronto International Film Festival.
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FilmWeek for Jan 11, 2002

Host Larry Mantle together with critics F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, Charles Solomon, animation critic at Amazon.com, and Henry Sheehan of the Orange County Register discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Brotherhood of the Wolf, Kandahar, Orange County, Impostor, and Beauty and the Beast.

FilmWeek for Jan 04, 2002

Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, Lael Lowenstein of Variety, Andy Klein of the New Times L.A., F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, Charles Solomon, animation critic at Amazon.com, and Peter Rainer of the New York Magazine recap their top picks for the best films of 2001. Jean's: Behind the Sun Amores Perros No Man's Land Shrek Our Song Donnie Darko L.I.E. Focus The Deep End The Road Home Andy's: Memento Mullholland Drive Amelie Shrek Audition In the Mood for Love Lord of the Rings The Fighter Gosford Park Sexy Beast Peter's: Gosford Park Amores Perros In the Bedroom Our Lady of Assassins Shrek Waking Life Tailor of Panama Sexy Beast The Gleaners and I The Circle Charles': Lord of the Rings Shrek Monster's Inc. Jin-Roh Kids Card Captor Sakura Princess Nine F.X.'s A.I. Mullholland Drive Simon Magus In the Bedroom Monsters, Inc. Amores Perros Faithless The Anniversary Party Memento The Royal Tenenbaums With a Friend Like Harry In the Mood for Love Lael's Shrek Memento Apocalypse Now Redux In the Bedroom No Man's Land Moulin Rouge L.I.E. Monster's Ball Mullholland Drive The Endurance

FilmWeek for Dec 28, 2001

Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, Lael Lowenstein of Variety, Andy Klein of the New Times L.A., and F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Ali, Black Hawk Down, The Shipping News, Kate & Leopold, Gosford Park, Monster's Ball, I Am Sam, and Charlotte Gray.

FilmWeek for Dec 21, 2001

Host Larry Mantle together with critics Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International, Lael Lowenstein of Variety, Andy Klein of the New Times L.A., F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, and Charles Solomon, animation critic at Amazon.com, discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Lord of the Rings, A Beautiful Mind, The Majestic, Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Happenstance, and A Song for Martin.

FilmWeek for Dec 14, 2001

Guest host John Rabe together with critics Peter Rainer of the New York Magazine and Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Vanilla Sky, No Man's Land, The Royal Tenenbaums, Iris, Piñero, Behind the Sun, The Devil's Backbone, Lantana, and Final.

FilmWeek for Nov 30, 2001

Guest host John Rabe together with critics F.X. Feeney of the L.A. Weekly, Jean Oppenheimer of Screen International and Peter Rainer of the New York Magazine discuss the week's latest film and video releases. This week's selections include: Behind Enemy Lines, The Affair of the Necklace, Diamond Men, ABCD, and Porn Star.