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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: ‘Justice League,’ ‘The Star,’ ‘Wonder,’ and and interview with the prolific Rose Marie

11/17/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also sits down with Hollywood icon Rose Marie and director Jason Wise to discuss "Wait For Your Laugh," a compelling documentary about the actor's life.

Duration: 00:49:43


FilmWeek: ‘Daddy’s Home 2,’ ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and the industry's response to Louis C.K., Kevin Spacey, and Harvey Weinstein

11/10/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Wade Major and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases. Additionally, news of sexual misconduct allegations against Louis C.K. has Tinseltown scrambling for damage control. Harsh punishments are now reigning down on the likes of Weinstein, Spacey, and now Louis, but how surprising is this news to those in the industry? Why has it taken so long to react? We discuss this and more.

Duration: 00:48:01


FilmWeek: ‘Thor: Ragnarok,’ ‘Bad Moms Christmas,’ ‘Lady Bird’ and a conversation with AFI Fest director Jacqueline Lyanga

11/3/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also check in with the American Film Institute Festival's director Jacqueline Lyanga on this year's buzz movies as well as a new global spotlight award they will be introducing.

Duration: 00:48:47


FilmWeek: ‘Suburbicon,’ ‘Thank You for Your Service,’ and more

10/27/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration: 00:31:28


FilmWeek: ‘Only The Brave,’ ‘The Snowman,’ ‘The Killing of the Sacred Deer’ and an opportunity to ask the KPCC critics your film questions

10/20/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang, Lael Loewenstein, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also open up the phones during a special, second hour of FilmWeek so you can ask the critics all your movie-related questions.

Duration: 01:02:57


FilmWeek: ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Marshall,’ ‘Happy Death Day’ and a discussion on Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood culture

10/13/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Wade Major and Andy Klein review this weekend’s new movie releases. The group also addresses post-Harvey Hollywood and takes your calls on whether you think the gender imbalance in tinsel town is coming to an end.

Duration: 00:49:36


FilmWeek: ‘Blade Runner: 2049,’ ‘The Mountain Between Us’ and a look at Ridley Scott's original 'Blade Runner'

10/6/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry and the critics also discuss the cinematic and cultural influence of the 1982 "Blade Runner."

Duration: 00:49:32


FilmWeek: ‘American Made,’ ‘Til Death Do Us Part,’ and how virtual reality will soon become, well, a reality for moviegoers

9/29/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang, Christy Lemire, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, we converse with Dreamscape Immersive's CEO Bruce Vaughn and Variety's Brent Lang on soon-to-come virtual reality experiences in movie theaters.

Duration: 00:47:49


FilmWeek: ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle,’ ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and a tribute to Harry Dean Stanton

9/22/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Plus, a reflection on the late Harry Dean Stanton.

Duration: 00:47:46


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

9/15/2017
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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

9/8/2017
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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: ‘Leap!,’ ‘Birth of the Dragon,’ ‘Bushwick’ and more, plus mastering the art of the biopic

8/25/2017
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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

8/18/2017
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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

8/11/2017
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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

8/4/2017
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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

7/21/2017
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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?

7/14/2017
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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?

7/7/2017
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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

6/30/2017
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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

6/23/2017
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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

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