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KPCC's FilmWeek critics and host Larry Mantle plus an audience of 1,000 gathered at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles to discuss and debate the contenders for this year’s major Oscar categories. Hear all of the vigorous deliberations across the categories on TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘A Cure for Wellness,’ ‘The Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’ and more, plus new heat over 'pay-to-play' auditions
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Andy Klein review this weekend's new movie releases including: in wide release, the psychological thriller “A Cure for Wellness;” “The Great Wall” directed by Yimou Zhang and starring Matt Damon; the comedy “Fist Fight” co-starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day; and more. We'll also take a look at how actors are responding to L.A.'s crackdown on alleged “pay-to-play” auditions. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: Sequels for ‘John Wick,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ and ‘LEGO,’ plus Oscar shorts and ‘The White Helmets’
Larry Mantle tackles a busy week at the cinemas with KPCC film critics Charles Solomon, Tim Cogshell and Amy Nicholson. They will review a batch of sequels in wide release: “John Wick: Chapter 2,” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The LEGO Batman Movie.” Plus, all the Oscar-nominated shorts are playing in select theatres, so we will review the Live Action and Animation categories. Later on, Larry interviews the director of Oscar-nominated doc “The White Helmets.” TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘The Comedian,’ ‘The Space Between Us’ and more, plus a closer look at PBS' Oklahoma City bombing documentary
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Robert De Niro in “The Comedian,” a sci-fi romance called “The Space Between Us;” a comedic thriller starring Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña entitled “War on Everyone; and more. We'll also talk to documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman about “Oklahoma City,” which explores the worst domestic attack in the U.S. and the anti-government movement that inspired the actions of Timothy McVeigh. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Gold,’ ‘The Salesman’ and more, plus a look at the best of 2017's Sundance Film Festival
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Lael Lowenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases including: furry actors in “A Dog’s Purpose;” adventure-drama “Gold” starring Matthew McConaughey; Iranian thriller “The Salesman;” and more. We'll also talk to host John Horn of The Frame and KPCC film critic Justin Chang about 2017 Sundance highlights. TGI-FilmWeek!
FilmWeek: ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,’ ‘Split,’ and more, plus a closer look at ‘The Red Turtle’
Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Charles Solomon and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases including: Vin Diesel’s reprise of “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage;” plus James McAvoy stars in M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror thriller “Split;” a critically acclaimed animated feature called “The Red Turtle;” and more. We'll also talk to the writer and director of "The Red Turtle" Michaël Dudok de Wit, the first outside animator to work with Studio Ghibli. TGI-FilmWeek!