Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. They also provide a recap of yesterday's CBS interview with Dylan Farrow, which revived allegations that Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 years old. See full episode >
He’s won Academy Awards, written plays, directed seminal films and been deemed among the best stand-up comics of all time, but there’s a lingering dark side to Woody Allen’s Hollywood history: allegations that he sexually assaulted his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
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.
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.