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FilmWeek FOR June 15, 2018

FilmWeek: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘TAG,’ ‘Superfly’ and an interview with composer Michael Giacchino

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also speak with composer Michael Giacchino and Don Williams on the making of the “Incredibles 2” soundtrack. See full episode >
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