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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: ‘mother!’, ‘American Assassin,’ ‘Brad’s Status’ and a TIFF check-in

9/16/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, we'll speak with FilmWeek critic Peter Rainer about the Toronto International Film Festival.

Duration: 00:47:21


FilmWeek: ‘It,’ ‘Home Again,’ ‘Rebel in the Rye’ and more, plus your favorite Stephen King adaptations

9/9/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk about the influence of Stephen King's work in film, and want to hear about your favorite movie adaptations during the week of "It's" release.

Duration: 00:47:59


FilmWeek: ‘The Layover,’ ‘Unlocked’ and more, plus Quentin Tarantino joins FilmWeek’s ‘Jackie Brown’ 20th anniversary screening

9/2/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also air Larry's conversations with director Quentin Tarantino and actor Robert Forster on the film “Jackie Brown” from KPCC's In Person screening event at the Theater at Ace Hotel.

Duration: 00:48:00


FilmWeek: ‘Leap!,’ ‘Birth of the Dragon,’ ‘Bushwick’ and more, plus mastering the art of the biopic

8/26/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk about the challenges and woes of mastering biopics, and want to hear from listeners about your favorite biopics of all time.

Duration: 00:48:55


FilmWeek: ‘Logan Lucky,’ ‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ and more, plus how four immigrant brothers created an American film empire

8/19/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also sit down with film critic and historian David Thomson to hear how the Warner brothers started a studio that reshaped ideas of what it meant to be Jewish, an immigrant and an American.

Duration: 00:49:05


FilmWeek: ‘Annabelle: Creation,’ ‘The Glass Castle’ and more, plus how 1970s B-movies revealed American cynicism

8/12/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also explore how the B-movies of the 1970s revealed a greater cynicism in America in the era of Watergate and the Vietnam war.

Duration: 00:47:56


FilmWeek: ‘The Dark Tower,’ ‘Kidnap,’ ‘Step’ and more, plus remembering Sam Shepard and Jeanne Moreau

8/5/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Lael Lowenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also remember actor and playwright Sam Shepard, and French actress Jeanne Moreau.

Duration: 00:48:00


FilmWeek: ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘Girls Trip,’ ‘Valerian’ and more, plus remembering Martin Landau and George Romero

7/22/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also give tribute to actor Martin Landau and filmmaker George Romero who died this past weekend, and want listeners to call in with their favorite Landau roles and zombie movies inspired by Romero.

Duration: 00:47:48


FilmWeek: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Wish Upon’ and more, plus why is it so hard to make a great rom-com?

7/15/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also want to hear about your favorite romantic comedies after the success of “The Big Sick,” and explore why it's so difficult to keep the genre alive.

Duration: 00:48:00


This week's reviews, plus Hollywood's waning international audience? And how does Rotten Tomatoes fit in?

7/8/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases including "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "A Ghost Story." We also talk about a possible wane in Hollywood's big budget films with international audiences, and is Rotten Tomatoes ruining the industry?

Duration: 00:48:03


FilmWeek: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Despicable Me 3,’ ‘The House’ and more, plus a peek into this weekend's Anime Expo

7/1/2017
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Guest host Libby Denkmann and KPCC film critics Justin Chang, Christy Lemire and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also chat about what to expect from the Anime Expo before the Friday night pre-show kick off.

Duration: 00:47:36


FilmWeek: ‘Transformers,’ ‘The Beguiled,’ ‘The Big Sick’ and more, plus how the most unforgettable film scores are made

6/24/2017
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Guest host Libby Denkmann and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk to director Matt Schrader of "SCORE: A Film Music Documentary" and one of its featured composers, Joe Kraemer, about the art of crafting the most memorable movie music.

Duration: 00:47:33


FilmWeek: ‘Cars 3,’ ‘Rough Night,’ ‘Stefan Zweig’ and more, plus how a movie experience changes depending on who you watch with

6/17/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also want to hear from FilmWeek listeners about your favorite movie-buddies and how who you choose to watch films with can completely change the experience.

Duration: 00:47:25


FilmWeek: ‘The Mummy,’ ‘It Comes at Night,’ ‘Megan Leavey’ and more, plus a chat with film historian Leonard Maltin

6/10/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk with film historian Leonard Maltin on today's AirTalk 'One-on-One' interview special.

Duration: 01:06:08


FilmWeek: ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Captain Underpants’ and more

6/3/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases, including a deep dive on the summer's big hit, "Wonder Woman." Is she a feminist icon? What does she represent to you? And how has she transformed since the days of comics and television to now?

Duration: 00:47:33


FilmWeek: ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Baywatch’ and more, plus Cannes Film Festival highlights and your favorite Bond movie

5/27/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also get the latest highlights from the 70th Cannes Film Festival with LA Times and FilmWeek critic Justin Chang, and want to hear from listeners about your favorite James Bond movie in honor of Sir Roger Moore's passing.

Duration: 00:47:50


FilmWeek: ‘Alien: Covenant,’ ‘Everything, Everything’ and more, plus former Paramount Pictures CEO Sherry Lansing on running Hollywood

5/20/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk with Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to run a major Hollywood studio.

Duration: 00:47:45


FilmWeek: ‘Snatched,’ ‘King Arthur,’ ‘The Wall’ and more, plus ‘La La Land’ composer Justin Hurwitz on conducting his music live-to-film at the Hollywood Bowl

5/13/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Lael Lowenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk to Oscar-winning composer Justin Hurwitz about "La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration" premiering at the Hollywood Bowl, and challenges of timing the film's score to screen before an audience.

Duration: 00:48:08


FilmWeek: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,’ ‘3 Generations’ and more, plus your all-time favorite song compilations in a film

5/6/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also talk about whether the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ soundtrack lives up to the first, and want you to call-in with your favorite songs used in a movie.

Duration: 00:47:51


FilmWeek: ‘The Circle,’ ‘How to Be a Latin Lover’ and more, plus a look at Nat Geo's documentary ‘LA 92’ on the LA Riots

4/29/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critic Wade Major, Lael Lowenstein and Claudia Puig review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also speak with Academy Award-winning co-directors Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin on the making of National Geographic's "LA 92."

Duration: 00:47:56

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