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FilmWeek: ‘The Current War: Director’s Cut,’ ‘Black and Blue,’ ‘17 Blocks’ and more




Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon & Nicholas Hoult star in 'The Current War.'
Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon & Nicholas Hoult star in 'The Current War.'
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases.

CRITICS' HITS:

Tim: "Western Stars" & "17 Blocks"

Amy: "The Current War," "Girl On The Third Floor" & "Fantastic Fungi"

MIXED FEELINGS:

Tim: "Black And Blue" & "Countdown"

Amy: "The Kill Team" & "Frankie"

MISSES:

Tim: "Paradise Hills"

Amy: "Going Attractions"

Guests:

Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC, film writer for The Guardian and host of the podcasts ‘Unspooled’ and the podcast miniseries “Zoom”; she tweets @TheAmyNicholson

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