Filmweek: ‘No Escape’, ‘We Are Your Friends,’ ‘Z for Zachariah,’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Wade Major, and Amy Nicholson review this week’s releases, including “No Escape;” “We Are Your Friends;” “Z is for Zachariah;” and more. TGI-Filmweek!
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