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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!
FilmWeek: ‘Kevin Hart: What Now?,’ ‘The Accountant,’ and more, plus a look at TV-film versions of the afterlife
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon and Katie Walsh review this weekend’s new movie releases including the stand-up special “Kevin Hart: What Now?;” Ben Affleck as a math savant in the thriller, “The Accountant,” the ensemble drama “Certain Women,” starring Laura Dern, Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, and Lily Gladstone, and more. We'll also talk about the new NBC sitcom "The Good Place" and ask what your favorite fictional portrayals of the afterlife are. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'The Girl on the Train,' and more, plus government concerns about Hollywood's foreign investors
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Charles Solomon, and Justin Chang review this week's new movie releases including "The Birth of a Nation;" Emily Blunt starring in "The Girl on the Train;" an epic IMAX film from Terrence Malick called "Voyage of Time;" some outstanding animated features, foreign films, indies, and more. We'll also hear from entertainment and film business reporters Ryan Faughnder and Matt Pressberg about a possible move for the feds to review foreign investments in American film and production companies as a threat to national security. TGI-FilmWeek!