Filmweek: ‘Goodbye to Language,’ ‘Cake,’ ‘Mortdecai’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Charles Solomon, Wade Major, and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including ‘Goodbye to Language,’ ‘Cake,’ ‘Mortdecai’ and more. TGI-Filmweek!
"Adieu Au Langage" Premiere - The 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival

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Larry and critics Lael Loewenstein of Variety and Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor review some of the week's new feature films including "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," "Swing Vote," "Frozen River," and the Czech film, "Beauty in Trouble." Then, Larry takes listener calls on guilty cinematic pleasures. Finally, he speaks with Laura Winter, co-director of the documentary "Baghdad High."

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Larry and critics Jean Oppenheimer, of Village Voice Media, and Wade Major, of boxoffice.com and CityBeat, review some of the week's new feature films including "The X-Files: I Want to Believe," "Step Brothers," "Brideshead Revisited," "Take," "Boy A," and the documentaries "American Teen" and "A Man Named Pearl." Then Larry talks with Variety reporter, Brian Lowry, about this year's Comic-Con, happening this weekend in San Diego.

FilmWeek for Jul 18, 2008

Larry and critics Andy Klein, of CityBeat, Jean Oppenheimer, of Village Voice Media, and Charles Solomon, of amazon.com, review some of the week's new feature films including "The Dark Knight," "Mamma Mia!," "Space Chimps," "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired," "Sword of a Stranger," "Kenny," and "The Grocers Son."

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FilmWeek for Jul 04, 2008

Larry Mantle talks with Academy Award winning documentarian Alex Gibney about his new film "Gonzo: The Life and Work of Hunter S. Thompson." Gibney's latest film "Taxi to the Dark Side" won the Oscar for Best Documentary this year. He also wrote and directed the Academy Award-nominated film "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room."

FilmWeek for Jun 27, 2008

Larry and critics Peter Rainer, of The Christian Science Monitor, Jean Oppenheimer, of Village Voice Media, and Charles Solomon, of amazon.com review some of the week's new feature films including "Wall-E," "Wanted," "Expired," "The Unknown Woman," and the documentaries "Trumbo," "Live and Become," and "Encounters at the End of the World." Larry also talks with Charles Solomon about his new book, "Disney: Lost and Found," that looks at the vast array of artwork that was created by Disney for movies that never made it to the big screen.