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FilmWeek (12/2/11): Shame, Coriolanus, The Lady and more

KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Henry Sheehan join Larry to review the week’s new film releases, including Shame, Coriolanus, The Lady and more. TGI-FilmWeek!


Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Box Office Magazine

Henry Sheehan, film critic for KPCC and

Films Reviewed:


A sex addict’s life is compromised when his sister unexpectedly moves in.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale and Nicole Beharie
Written by: Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan
Directed by: Steve McQueen
Fox Searchlight Pictures


An ostracized Roman general partners with an enemy to gain revenge.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes, Brian Cox and Vanessa Redgrave
Written by: John Logan
Directed by: Ralph Fiennes
Weinstein Co.

The Lady

The life of Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi.

Starring: Michelle Yeoh (YOW), David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett and Jonathan Woodhouse
Written by: Rebecca Frayn
Directed by: Luc Besson
Cohen Media Group

The Yellow Sea

A cab driver is hired as an assassin to pay off his debt.

Starring: Ha Jung-woo, Cho Seong-ha and Kim Yun-seok
Written and directed by: Na Hong-jin
Fox International Productions


People grapple with chaos and conflict during the Rwandan genocide.

Starring: Cleophas Kabasita, Hadidja Zaninka and Marc Gwamaka
Written and directed by: Alrick Brown


Yakuza clans fight for dominance in Japan’s underworld.

Starring: Ryo Kase, Jun Kunimura and Tomokazu Miura
Written and directed by: Takeshi Kitano
Magnet Releasing

Crazy Wisdom

A look at Chogyam Trungpa, who helped bring Tibetan Buddhism to the West.

Starring: Ram Dass, Allen Ginsberg, Joni Mitchell
Directed by: Johanna Demetrakas
Not rated
Alive Mind