Filmweek: “Birdman,” “Fury,” “The Best of Me” and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including “Birdman,” “Fury,” “The Best of Me” and more. TGI-Filmweek!
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