Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the level of responsibility filmmakers have when portraying historical events. See full episode >
This week, the Criterion Collection released a revamped Blu-ray of John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club,” a film that has wooed fans for over three decades, and it had us thinking: how have high school films developed over time?
With three big movies out this year chronicling the lives and careers of female athletes (Molly’s Game, Battle of the Sexes, & I, Tonya), we reflect on both traditional and unorthodox portrayals of women in sports films.
By now, you’ve likely read about the agreement Disney and Fox have reached for the former to swallow up a big portion of the latter – specifically, Disney is paying $52.4 billion for most of 21st Century Fox.
Independent acting schools and studios were once a main pipeline for talented student actors to enter the public forum, but as the film industry has evolved it has become less common for big name actors to have graduated from one of these programs.
Though Pixar’s “Coco” takes viewers on a grand adventure through the afterlife, there’s plenty of heartbeat in the film, much of which comes from composer Michael Giacchino’s sincere, ranchera-driven score.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. The Criterion Collection's new Blu-ray release of "The Breakfast Club" also has us discussing the development of high school movies throughout the years.