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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Amy Nicholson, and Charles Solomon review this Thanksgiving week’s new movie releases including: Disney’s “Moana,” about an adventurous teenager sailing the Pacific on a mission to save her family; “Allied” starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as intelligence officers who fall in love during World War II; Jessica Chastain as a tough D.C. lobbyist in her toughest fight yet against the gun industry in “Miss Sloane” and more. Plus, Peter Rainer on the best films screened at last week’s Los Cabos International Film Festival, and Wade Major reports on FilmStruck, a new streaming service from Criterion and Turner Classics focused on film geeks. TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Andy Klein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. It’s a big one for notable releases including the “Harry Potter” spinoff from J.K. Rowling, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them;” a critically acclaimed drama with Oscar buzz, “Manchester by the Sea;” a significant animated feature from Studio Ghibli, “The Red Turtle;” plus what Rotten Tomatoes calls more than just another coming-of-age dramedy, “The Edge of Seventeen;” a very promising documentary about an eccentric farmer, “Peter and the Farm” and more! TGI-FilmWeek!
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases including director Ang Lee’s technologically-groundbreaking war drama, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk;” a sci-fi starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker, “Arrivals;” the first of the holiday season fare, “Almost Christmas;” and more. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: 'Doctor Strange,' 'Trolls,' 'Hacksaw Ridge' and more, plus the life of filmmaker Sidney Lumet
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Charles Solomon and Lael Loewenstein review this weekend's new movie releases including the DreamWorks animated feature starring Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake, "Trolls;" the Marvel wide release starring Benedict Cumberbatch and an ensemble cast, "Doctor Strange;" a war movie based on the true story of America's first conscientious objector, "Hacksaw Ridge" and more. We'll also take a look at the new documentary "By Sidney Lumet" which includes a never-before-seen interview with the influential filmmaker. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘Inferno,’ ‘Into the Inferno,’ ‘The Eagle Huntress’ and more, plus a look at the 30th annual AFI Fest
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Amy Nicholson review this week’s new movie releases including Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in the latest Dan Brown adaptation, “Inferno;” and not to be confused with that thriller is “Into the Inferno” from documentarian Werner Herzog’s exploration of active volcanoes; plus a critically acclaimed doc about a pioneering Kazakh girl, “The Eagle Huntress,” and more. We'll also spotlight the 30th annual AFI Fest's dazzling slate of movies. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: 'Jack Reacher,' 'Ouija: Origin of Evil,' 'Moonlight' and more, plus complaints about an insular culture at Netflix
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Charles Solomon and Peter Rainer review this week’s new releases including the promising Halloween flick, “Ouija: Origin of Evil;” Tom Cruise in the return of “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back;” the acclaimed indie “Moonlight” with Mahershala Ali; and more. We'll also talk about rising tensions between Netflix and Hollywood communal creatives with Joe Flint, media reporter at The Wall Street Journal. TGI-FilmWeek!