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FilmWeek: ‘A Simple Favor,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘The Predator’ and more




Anna Kendrick as “Stephanie” and Blake Lively as “Emily” in A SIMPLE FAVOR.
Anna Kendrick as “Stephanie” and Blake Lively as “Emily” in A SIMPLE FAVOR.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Critics' Hits

Christy: "A Boy. A Girl. A Dream." & "Hal"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyZWQ4MhewQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBGfKan2qAg

Wade: "The Children Act" & "Blaze"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J-_v38DBgU

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

Mixed Feelings

Christy: "Lizzie" & "Land of Steady Habbits"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A79ziwolkr4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbKDFMW8hGE&t=61s

Wade: "A Simple Favor" & "White Boy Rick"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAqMlh0b2HU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qns48PtK2io

Misses

Christy: "The Predator"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaG1KZqrLvM&t=3s

Wade: "Mandy"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI054ow6KJk

Guests:

Christy Lemire, film critic for KPCC, RogerEbert.com and co-host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?”;she tweets @christylemire

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and CineGods.com