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FilmWeek: ‘Vice,’ ‘Aquaman,’ ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ and more




Christian Bale (left) as Dick Cheney and Sam Rockwell (right) as George W. Bush in Adam McKay’s VICE, an Annapurna Pictures release.
Christian Bale (left) as Dick Cheney and Sam Rockwell (right) as George W. Bush in Adam McKay’s VICE, an Annapurna Pictures release.
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases.

CRITICS' HITS:

Tim: 'Bumblebee,' 'All is True,' & 'Fiddler On the Roof'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcwmDAYt22k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1I5cKmiONDI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QegNUOg2ajE

Lael: 'Vice,' & 'On the Basis of Sex'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g09a9laLh0k

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28dHbIR_NB4

Amy: 'Cold War' & 'Destroyer'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ImvkXgGVWw

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

MIXED FEELINGS:

Tim: 'Swing Kids' & 'American Renegades'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvWX6TvxyKU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cupfyov-HsM

Amy: 'Welcome to Marwen' & 'Second Act'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6dy7xQ8NeE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsVo5necW6Q

MISSES:

Amy: 'Aquaman'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDkg3h8PCVU

Lael: 'Between Worlds'

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

Guests:

Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC, film writer for The Guardian and host of the podcasts ‘The Canon’ and ‘Unspooled’; she tweets @TheAmyNicholson

Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic; she tweets @LAELLO

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC, Alt-Film Guide and CineGods.com; he tweets @CinemaInMind