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FilmWeek FOR May 18, 2018

FilmWeek: ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Book Club,’ ‘First Reformed’ and an update from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk to Los Angeles Times & KPCC film critic Justin Chang on what to watch coming out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. See full episode >
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