FilmWeek 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.
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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.

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FilmWeek: 'Inside Out 2' 'Tuesday,' 'I Used To Be Funny' And More

Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major review this weekend's new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms. "Inside Out" Wide Release "Brats" Streaming on Hulu "The Grab" Laemmle Monica Film Center [Santa Monica] | Available on VOD Platforms "Firebrand" In Select Theaters "Fresh Kills" In Select Theaters "Tuesday" Wide Release "Just The Two Of Us" Laemmle Glendale "Ghostlight" Landmark Theaters Sunset | In Select Theaters June 21st "I Used To Be Funny" Monica Film Center [Santa Monica] | Town Center 5 [Encino] "Ultraman: Rising" Streaming On Netflix "Treasure" In Select Theaters

Feature: Austin Cross Talks To Jude Law About His Transformation For New Film 'Firebrand'

In the new film 'Firebrand,' viewers are transported to a more than 500-year-old story, at a time when King Henry VIII ruled England and kept that authoritative approach to his marriages as well. In the case of 'Firebrand' we find an older King Henry VIII in his marriage to his sixth wife, Katherine Parr; Parr endures the loss of a friend at the hands of Henry VIII and fights to have control in her relationship. Given the tyrannical nature of King Henry VII, it meant that actor Jude Law had a lot to consider when portraying the royal on the silver screen. So today on FilmWeek, guest host Austin Cross talks to Law about what went into the transformation.

Feature: Austin Cross Talks To Jude Law About His Transformation For New Film 'Firebrand'

FilmWeek: 'Am I Ok?' 'The Watchers,' 'Maestra,' And More

Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Manuel Betancourt and Tim Cogshell review this weekend's new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms. "Bad Boys: Ride or Die" Wide Release "Robot Dreams" In Select Theaters "Am I Ok?" Streaming On Max "Flipside" Laemmle Glendale [Glendale] |Laemmle Monica Film Center [Santa Monica] "The Watchers" In Select Theaters "Maestra" Laemmle Royal [Sawtelle] "Rowdy Girl" Laemmle Monica Film Center [Santa Monica] "Someday We'll Tell Each other Everything" Laemmle Royal [Sawtelle] "Longing" Laemmle Town Center 5 [Encino]|Galaxy Theatres Mission Grove "Run Lola Run (1999)" In Select Theaters

FilmWeek: 'Summer Camp,' 'In A Violent Nature,' 'Ezra' And More

Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Amy Nicholson and Andy Klein review this weekend's new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms. "Summer Camp" Wide Release "Jim Henson: Idea Man" Streaming on Disney+ "In A Violent Nature" Wide Release "The Dead Don't Hurt" In Select Theaters "Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara" Landmark Pasadena Playhouse [Pasadena] , Laemmle Royal [Sawtelle], Laemmle Town Center 5 [Encino] "Backspot" Alamo Drafthouse [DTLA]| Available On VOD Platforms "Ezra" In Select Theaters "The Young Wife" Available On VOD "What You Wish For" In Select Theaters | Available On VOD

Feature: Director Ron Howard Talks Latest Documentary 'Jim Henson: Idea Man'

From his puppeteering days to viewers of a local D.C. TV station to global audiences theatrically, if you weren't able to remember Jim Henson's face you certainly recognized his zany muppets. A new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard, titled "Jim Henson: Idea Man," chronologically goes through Henson's life's work and how closely tied his loved ones were to projects like "Sesame Street" and his 1986 feature "Labyrinth." For this week's FilmWeek feature, Larry talks to Howard about his new documentary and how he looked to capture Henson's life by talking to those closest to him still living. 'Jim Henson: Idea Man' is now available to stream on Disney+.

Feature: Director Ron Howard Talks Latest Documentary 'Jim Henson: Idea Man'

HTLA Presents: Revival House: Part 9 - American Cinematheque's Year-Round Film Fest

Revival House says goodbye for now with a look at one of the biggest programming groups in town, the American Cinematheque. Celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, screening 1500 movies a year in three iconic theaters across Los Angeles, the American Cinematheque has a movie for everybody, every night of the week. In this episode, How To LA producer Victoria Alejandro jumps into the history of these movie theaters and this programming group to shine a light on a little L.A. moviegoing history and spotlight the future of the American Cinematheque in this city. Check out our deep dive into the Egyptian Theatre's history and reopening here: https://omny.fm/shows/howtola/revival-house-the-egyptian-theater-redux Guests: Professor and historian Ross Melnick, American Cinematheque artistic director Grant Moninger, Programmers Imani Davis and Cindy Flores, Senior Film Programmer Chris Lemaire

HTLA Presents: Revival House: Part 9 - American Cinematheque's Year-Round Film Fest

Feature: The Significance Of 'Double Indemnity' For True Crime And Hollywood... Live At Vidiots!

A new book by film historians James Ursini and Alain Silver titled "From the Moment They Met It Was Murder: Double Indemnity and the Rise of Film Noir" gets into one of Hollywood's most influential works, the true crime drama "Double Indemnity." Ursini and Silver helped chronicle the film's origins, from the 1927 "crime of the century" it's based on and the motifs that would eventually inspire generations. What better way to reboot our FilmWeek screening series than to talk about this iconic Hollywood throwback with authors who understand and one of our beloved critics? For this week's feature, Larry returns with our live screening series, joined by LAist film critic Claudia Puig and book authors Ursini and Silver.

Feature: The Significance Of 'Double Indemnity' For True Crime And Hollywood... Live At Vidiots!

FilmWeek: 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' 'Hit Man,' 'Queen of the Deuce,' And More

Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Wade Major, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this weekend's new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms. "Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga" Wide Release "The Garfield Movie" Wide Release "Hit Man" Laemmle Monica Film Center [Santa Monica] | Laemmle Glendale [Glendale] | Streaming on Netflix June 7 "Haikyuu!! The Dumpster Battle" Wide Release "The Beach Boys" Streaming on Disney+ "Queen of the Deuce" Streaming on Amazon and Apple TV+ "Atlas" Streaming on Netflix "Taking Venice" Laemmle Royal [Sawtelle] | Laemmle Town Center [Encino] "Sight" Wide Release

FilmWeek: 'Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga' 'Hit Man,' 'Queen of the Deuce,' And More

Feature: Remembering Roger Corman, Storied Filmmaker, Who Passed Away At 98

Roger Corman, the "King of the Bs" who helped turn out such low-budget classics as "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Attack of the Crab Monsters" and gave many of Hollywood's most famous actors and directors early breaks, has died. He was 98. Corman died Thursday at his home in Santa Monica, California, according to a statement released Saturday by his wife and daughters. This follows a life that started with many B-horror movies, such as the 1960 film "Little Shop of Horrors," and helping kickstart the careers of Martin Scorsese and Jack Nicholson. Some of Corman's work, including interviews with these film legends associated with Corman, was displayed in the 2011 documentary "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel." For this week's FilmWeek feature, we talk to filmmaker Alex Stapleton, director of "Corman's World" and LAist film critic Wade Major, about Corman's legacy and why his loss meant so much to the film community.

Feature: Remembering Roger Corman, Storied Filmmaker, Who Passed Away At 98

FilmWeek: 'Back To Black ' 'Gasoline Rainbow,' 'Thelma The Unicorn,' And More

Larry Mantle and LAist film critics Manuel Betancourt and Christy Lemire review this weekend's new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms. "If" Wide Release "Babes" Wide Release "Back To Black" Wide Release "Gasoline Rainbow" Laemmle Glendale [Glendale] | Streaming on MUBI May 31 "Thelma the Unicorn" Streaming on Netflix "The Tuba Thieves" Premieres on PBS May 20th "The Blue Angels" In IMAX | Streaming on Amazon Prime May 23

FilmWeek: 'Back To Black ' 'Gasoline Rainbow,' 'Thelma The Unicorn,' And More