FilmWeek

FilmWeek

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FilmWeek on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, is a one-hour weekly segment offering reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussion.More from FilmWeek »

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FilmWeek: 'A Cure for Wellness,' 'The Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight' and more, plus new heat ov...

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer and Andy Klein review this weekend's new movie releases including: in wide release, the psychological thriller "A Cure for Wellness;" "The Great Wall" directed by Yimou Zhang and starring Matt Damon; the comedy "Fist Fight" co-starring Ice Cube and Charlie Day; and more. We'll also take a look at how actors are responding to L.A.'s crackdown on alleged "pay-to-play" auditions. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'A Cure for Wellness,' 'The Great Wall,' 'Fist Fight' and more, plus new heat ov...

FilmWeek: Sequels for 'John Wick,' 'Fifty Shades' and 'LEGO,' plus Oscar shorts and 'The W...

Larry Mantle tackles a busy week at the cinemas with KPCC film critics Charles Solomon, Tim Cogshell and Amy Nicholson. They will review a batch of sequels in wide release: "John Wick: Chapter 2," "Fifty Shades Darker" and "The LEGO Batman Movie." Plus, all the Oscar-nominated shorts are playing in select theatres, so we will review the Live Action and Animation categories. Later on, Larry interviews the director of Oscar-nominated doc "The White Helmets." TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: Sequels for 'John Wick,' 'Fifty Shades' and 'LEGO,' plus Oscar shorts and 'The W...

FilmWeek: 'The Comedian,' 'The Space Between Us' and more, plus a closer look at PBS' Okla...

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend's new movie releases including: Robert De Niro in "The Comedian," a sci-fi romance called "The Space Between Us;" a comedic thriller starring Alexander Skarsgård and Michael Peña entitled "War on Everyone; and more. We'll also talk to documentary filmmaker Barak Goodman about "Oklahoma City," which explores the worst domestic attack in the U.S. and the anti-government movement that inspired the actions of Timothy McVeigh. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'The Comedian,' 'The Space Between Us' and more, plus a closer look at PBS' Okla...

FilmWeek: 'A Dog's Purpose,' 'Gold,' 'The Salesman' and more, plus a look at the best of 2...

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Lael Lowenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend's new movie releases including: furry actors in "A Dog's Purpose;" adventure-drama "Gold" starring Matthew McConaughey; Iranian thriller "The Salesman;" and more. We'll also talk to host John Horn of The Frame and KPCC film critic Justin Chang about 2017 Sundance highlights. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'A Dog's Purpose,' 'Gold,' 'The Salesman' and more, plus a look at the best of 2...

FilmWeek: 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,' 'Split,' and more, plus a closer look at 'The ...

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Charles Solomon and Peter Rainer review this weekend's new movie releases including: Vin Diesel's reprise of "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage;" plus James McAvoy stars in M. Night Shyamalan's latest horror thriller "Split;" a critically acclaimed animated feature called "The Red Turtle;" and more. We'll also talk to the writer and director of "The Red Turtle" Michaël Dudok de Wit, the first outside animator to work with Studio Ghibli. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,' 'Split,' and more, plus a closer look at 'The ...

FilmWeek: 'Bye Bye Man,' 'Sleepless,' 'The Ardennes' and more, plus the backlash against '...

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this weekend's new movie releases including the wide-release horror "The Bye Bye Man," Jamie Foxx as an embattled Vegas cop in "Sleepless," Belgium's Oscar submission, "The Ardennes" and more. We'll also take a look at the backlash against "La La Land's" sweeping Golden Globe awards over "Moonlight," and its implications of the times. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'Bye Bye Man,' 'Sleepless,' 'The Ardennes' and more, plus the backlash against '...

FilmWeek: 'Underworld: Blood Wars,' 'Railroad Tigers' and more, plus a new tome on the Marx brothers

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend's new movie releases including: in wide release, Kate Beckinsale taking another turn as vampire warrior Selene in "Underworld: Blood Wars;" Jackie Chan in the Mandarin-language feature "Railroad Tigers;" the thriller "Arsenal" starring Nicolas Cage and John Cusack; and more. We'll also talk to Robert S. Bader about his revelational book on comedy legends, the Marx brothers. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'Underworld: Blood Wars,' 'Railroad Tigers' and more, plus a new tome on the Marx brothers

FilmWeek: 'Live By Night,' 'Paterson' and '20th Century Women,' plus 2016's unheralded gem...

Guest host Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Andy Klein review this week's new movie releases including Ben Affleck's "Live By Night" set in the Prohibition Era; the quiet but poetic "Paterson" starring Adam Driver; and the dramedy of three women exploring life in the 70s, featuring Annette Bening in "20th Century Women." We'll also take a look at 2016's most underappreciated films, and remember beloved actors Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'Live By Night,' 'Paterson' and '20th Century Women,' plus 2016's unheralded gem...

FilmWeek's Christmas 2016 edition: 'Sing,' 'Passengers,' 'Why Him?' and more, plus ranking...

It's a big week for new movies. Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major and Charles Solomon will review the big releases and notable indies including: an animated musical opening in wide release, "Sing;" Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in "Passengers," a sci-fi action flick; "Why him?" a goofy family comedy with James Franco and Bryan Cranston; plus "Hidden Figures," "Julieta," "A Monster Calls," and more. We'll also rank the best Christmas movies of all time. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek's Christmas 2016 edition: 'Sing,' 'Passengers,' 'Why Him?' and more, plus ranking...

FilmWeek: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' 'Collateral Beauty,' 'Fences' and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this week's new movie releases including the much anticipated "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story;" and Denzel Washington is back in the director's chair for "Fences," and starring in it alongside Viola Davis;" plus an ensemble drama with magic realism fronted by Will Smith entitled "Collateral Beauty;" and more. TGI-FilmWeek!

FilmWeek: 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,' 'Collateral Beauty,' 'Fences' and more

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