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AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016




(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
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(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
(L-R) Charles Solomon, Film Critic for KPCC and Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine, and Tim Cogshell, Film Critic for KPCC and Alt-Film Guide, discuss their Oscars picks at AirTalk's Oscars at the Egyptian 2016.
Margot Gerber/American Cinematheque
(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
Wade Major, Film Critic for KPCC and host for IGN’s DigiGods.com, explains his Oscars pick at AirTalk's Oscars at the Egyptian 2016.
Margot Gerber/American Cinematheque
(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
Justin Chang, Film Critic for KPCC and Chief Film Critic for "Variety," at AirTalk's Oscars at the Egyptian 2016.
Margot Gerber/American Cinematheque
(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
Amy Nicholson, Film Critic for KPCC and Chief Film Critic, MTV News, explains the film "Anomalisa" at AirTalk's Oscars at the Egyptian 2016.
Margot Gerber/American Cinematheque
(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
Andy Klein, Film Critic for KPCC and L.A. Times Community Paper Chain, at AirTalk's Oscars at the Egyptian 2016.
Margot Gerber/American Cinematheque
(L-R, Top Row) Larry Mantle, Wade Major, Andy Klein, Charles Solomon, Justin Chang, Tim Cogshell (L-R, Bottom Row) Lael Loewenstein, Claudia Puig, Amy Nicholson and Christy Lemire pose for a photo at AirTalk's FilmWeek at the Egyptian 2016.
Christy Lemire, Film Critic for KPCC and Host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?” at AirTalk's Oscars at the Egyptian 2016.
Margot Gerber/American Cinematheque


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Larry Mantle and KPCC FilmWeek critics congregated to campaign for and criticize the 88th Academy Awards nominees in front of a live audience at the historic Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.

They duked it out over Best Picture nominations that include box-office hits such as "The Martian" and "Mad Max: Fury Road," the polarizing feature "The Revenant," the heavy indie "Room" from young distributor A24, and more.

The critics brought their deep knowledge of films to weigh all the major categories and overlooked gems including the highly debatable Original Screenplay noms of "Straight Outta Compton," "Spotlight," "Inside Out," "Ex Machina," and "Bridge of Spies."

Did they rally around Leonardo DiCaprio and Sylvester Stallone for overdue Oscars? Did critics come to blows over "Anomalisa?"

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Charles Solomon Corrects His Comments About “Anomalisa” by scprweb

Guests:

Justin Chang, Film Critic for KPCC and Chief Film Critic for "Variety"; he tweets from @JustinCChang

Lael Loewenstein, Film Critic for KPCC

Andy Klein, Film Critic for KPCC and L.A. Times Community Paper Chain

Wade Major, Film Critic for KPCC and host for IGN’s DigiGods.com

Claudia Puig, Film Critic for KPCC; she tweets from @claudiapuig

Charles Solomon, Film Critic for KPCC and Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

Tim Cogshell, Film Critic for KPCC and Alt-Film Guide; he tweets from @CinemaInMind

Amy Nicholson, Film Critic for KPCC and Chief Film Critic, MTV News; she tweets from @TheAmyNicholson

Christy Lemire, Film Critic for KPCC and Host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?;” She tweets from @christylemire