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FilmWeek: ‘Rampage,’ ‘Borg vs. McEnroe,’ ‘Beirut’ and more




Jon Hamm stars as Mason Skiles in director Brad Anderson's BEIRUT, a Bleecker Street release.
Jon Hamm stars as Mason Skiles in director Brad Anderson's BEIRUT, a Bleecker Street release.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Weekend Events

"The Savoy King," a documentary on drummer and bandleader Chick Webb, Ella Fitzgerald and Harlem's Savoy Ballroom; Sunday, April 15th at 2 p.m. 

20th Annual Festival of Film Noir, features 10 films over 20 nights, all under this year's theme of "Noir City: Hollywood"; Friday, April 13th to Sunday April 22nd

Critics' Hits

Claudia: "Borg vs. McEnroe"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlH4DqQTdCU

Peter: "Come Sunday"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVQFWvm_fbU

Mixed Feelings

Claudia: "Submergence"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvCYgAjP08M

Charles: "The Rider" & "Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlrWRttLTkg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab0pd9oNf7Q

Peter: "A Common Man"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znGOUeToqiY

Misses

Claudia: "Where is Kyra?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoajCSVLJVE

Peter: "Blumhouse's Truth or Dare"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgnk3MLw9TM

Guests:

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; she tweets @ClaudiaPuig

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine