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KPCC Critics Comment On Chris Plummer, Jean-Claude Carriere Deaths, Plus Variety’s Apology To Carey Mulligan




Actor Christopher Plummer accepts the Best Supporting Actor Award for 'Beginners' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
Actor Christopher Plummer accepts the Best Supporting Actor Award for 'Beginners' onstage during the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California.
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The world of film lost two icons recently. Christopher Plummer, well known for his role in “Sound of Music,” died last week. And the French Oscar-winning screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere passed away earlier this week. FilmWeek critics Lael Loewenstein, Peter Rainer and Wade Major share their thoughts on both their careers. Plus, we discuss the backlash surrounding Variety’s apology to Carey Mulligan after the actress spoke out against a portion of a critic’s review of her film “Promising Young Woman,” which she felt focused on her physical looks and appearance. 

Guests: 

Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and film columnist for the Santa Monica Daily Press; she tweets @LAELLO

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

Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and CineGods.com