FilmWeek: ‘Magnificent Seven,’ ‘Storks,’ ‘Queen of Katwe’ and more, plus a closer look at 'Amanda Knox'

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new movie releases including an updated “Magnificent Seven," the animated feature “Storks,” a Disney family movie based in Uganda titled “Queen of Katwe” and more. We'll also remember the late Curtis Hanson and have a conversation with Rod Blackhurst and Brian McGinn, co-directors of “Amanda Knox." TGI-FilmWeek!
"The Magnificent Seven" New York Premiere

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