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FilmWeek on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, is a one hour weekly segment devoted to films. It offers reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussions on various aspects of the industry. The FilmWeek critics are: Andy Klein Brand X, Lael Loewenstein of Variety, Wade Major of boxoffice.com and CityBeat, Tim Cogshell of Box Office Magazine, Claudia Puig of USA Today, Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com, and Charles Solomon, animation critic for amazon.com.

FilmWeek on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, is a one hour weekly segment devoted to films. It offers reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussions on various aspects of the industry. The FilmWeek critics are: Andy Klein Brand X, Lael Loewenstein of Variety, Wade Major of boxoffice.com and CityBeat, Tim Cogshell of Box Office Magazine, Claudia Puig of USA Today, Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com, and Charles Solomon, animation critic for amazon.com.
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Pasadena, CA

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FilmWeek on AirTalk, hosted by Larry Mantle, is a one hour weekly segment devoted to films. It offers reviews of the week's new movies, interviews with filmmakers, and discussions on various aspects of the industry. The FilmWeek critics are: Andy Klein Brand X, Lael Loewenstein of Variety, Wade Major of boxoffice.com and CityBeat, Tim Cogshell of Box Office Magazine, Claudia Puig of USA Today, Peter Rainer of the Christian Science Monitor, Henry Sheehan of HenrySheehan.com, and Charles Solomon, animation critic for amazon.com.

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English

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474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 583-5100


Episodes

FilmWeek: ‘The Grinch,’ ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web,’ ‘Overlord’ and more

11/9/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:27:18

FilmWeek: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ and the beginning of the holiday movie season preview

11/2/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:49:23

FilmWeek: ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘Suspiria’ and the digital preservation of celebrities

10/26/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the technological and legal issues behind digitally preserving a celebrity.

Duration:00:49:08

FilmWeek: ‘Halloween,’ ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ ‘Wildlife’ and a discussion of the documentary ‘The Advocates'

10/19/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss 'The Advocates', a new documentary about L.A.'s homelessness crisis and the people who are fighting it.

Duration:00:49:23

FilmWeek: ‘First Man,’ ‘Bad Times at the El Royale,’ ‘The Oath’ and space exploration in movies

10/12/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss favorite space movies and the accuracy of space exploration in Hollywood.

Duration:00:48:30

FilmWeek: ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Venom,’ ‘The Hate U Give’ and debut films of actors-turned-directors

10/5/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also examine how debut films of actors-turned-directors set the course for their career.

Duration:00:49:23

FilmWeek: ‘Night School,’ ‘Smallfoot,’ ‘Little Women’ and the notion that black films ‘don’t travel’

9/28/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss how genre, region and the cast’s race might impact a film’s success overseas.

Duration:00:50:02

FilmWeek: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ ‘Life Itself’ and #AfterMeToo

9/21/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also reflect on #MeToo a year after its launch and discuss its impact on the survivors who spoke out.

Duration:00:49:02

FilmWeek: ‘A Simple Favor,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘The Predator’ and TIFF 2018 recap

9/14/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.

Duration:00:49:22

FilmWeek: ‘Peppermint,’ ‘The Nun,’ ‘Sierra Burgess Is a Loser’ and a remembrance of Burt Reynolds

9/7/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the 45th Telluride Film Festival and remember Burt Reynolds.

Duration:00:48:28

FilmWeek: ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Kin,’ ‘The Little Stranger’ and a discussion on what makes a critic a critic

8/31/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk about Rotten Tomatoes' recent move to include more diverse critics from varied platforms, and how this might influence critic qualifications.

Duration:00:48:13

FilmWeek: ‘Searching,’ ‘The Happytime Murders,’ and a conversation on post-#metoo nude scenes

8/24/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. FilmWeek is also joined by The Hollywood Reporter editor Tatiana Siegel, who recently wrote a piece discussing how sex scenes are changing in a post-#metoo world.

Duration:00:49:47

FilmWeek: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Alpha’ and Asian-American representation in Hollywood

8/17/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the film 'Crazy Rich Asians' and its impact on Asian-American representation in Hollywood.

Duration:00:49:58

FilmWeek: ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘The Meg,’ ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ and a deep dive into ‘Chinatown’ with Robert Towne

8/10/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Tim Cogshell and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the film 'Chinatown' with Robert Towne.

Duration:00:47:59

FilmWeek: ‘Christopher Robin,’ ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me,’ ‘The Darkest Minds’ and diversity in film journalism

8/3/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also weigh in on lack of diversity in film journalism.

Duration:00:47:55

FilmWeek: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout,’ ‘Teen Titans Go! To The Movies,’ ‘Puzzle’ and Quentin Tarantino's Hollywood Blvd.

7/27/2018
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Guest host Alex Cohen and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also look into how Director Quentin Tarantino is recreating a late 60s era Hollywood Boulevard for his next movie.

Duration:00:47:34

FilmWeek: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout,’ ‘Teen Titans Go! To The Movies,’ ‘Puzzle’ and Quentin Tarantino's Hollywood Blvd.

7/27/2018
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Guest host Alex Cohen and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also look into how Director Quentin Tarantino is recreating a late 60s era Hollywood Boulevard for his next movie.

Duration:00:47:48

FilmWeek: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ ‘The Equalizer 2,’ ‘Blindspotting’ and a debate on MPAA ratings

7/20/2018
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Guest host Libby Denkmann and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the classifications by which movies are rated and the effectiveness of the process.

Duration:00:47:39

FilmWeek: ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,’ ‘The Equalizer 2,’ ‘Blindspotting’ and a debate on MPAA ratings

7/20/2018
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Guest host Libby Denkmann and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the classifications by which movies are rated and the effectiveness of the process.

Duration:00:47:53

FilmWeek: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation,’ ‘Skyscraper,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ and Netflix's future

7/13/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. The crew also forecasts the future of Netflix.

Duration:00:47:40