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FilmWeek

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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

Contact:

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


Episodes

FilmWeek: ‘12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves,’ ‘Forever My Girl,’ and a look into Dylan Farrow's first TV interview

1/19/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. They also provide a recap of yesterday's CBS interview with Dylan Farrow, which revived allegations that Woody Allen molested her when she was 7 years old.

Duration: 00:48:57


FilmWeek: ‘The Commuter,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ and a conversation on historical dramas

1/12/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the level of responsibility filmmakers have when portraying historical events.

FilmWeek: ‘Insidious: The Last Key,’ ‘Blame,’ ‘The Strange Ones’ and the evolution of high school movies

1/5/2018
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. The Criterion Collection's new Blu-ray release of "The Breakfast Club" also has us discussing the development of high school movies throughout the years.

Duration: 00:48:57


FilmWeek: ‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool,’ ‘In The Fade,’ our critics’ 2017 favorites and a reflection on female athletes in film

12/29/2017
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Guest host Alex Cohen and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Andy Klein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases and look back on their favorite films of 2017. We also take a historical perspective on women athletes in film and discuss how these portrayals have changed over time.

Duration: 00:32:26


FilmWeek: ‘The Post,’ ‘Phantom Thread,’ ‘Molly’s Game’ and more

12/22/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend and next week's new movie releases.

Duration: 00:48:00


FilmWeek: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Ferdinand,’ ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown,’ and the demise of 21st Century Fox studios

12/15/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Wade Major, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. Film historian Jonathan Kuntz also joins Larry and the critics to discuss the history of Fox Studios and where its future lies after the Disney deal.

Duration: 00:47:48


FilmWeek: ‘Just Getting Started,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘I, Tonya,’ and the state of traditional acting studios

12/8/2017
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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 look into how acting education has evolved, and why professional acting school are seeing a decline in popularity.

Duration: 00:48:59


FilmWeek: 'The Disaster Artist,' 'Wonder Wheel,' 'Loveless,' and the 50th anniversary of 'The Graduate'

12/1/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. Author Beverly Gray also stops by the studio to discuss her newest book, "Seduced By Mrs. Robinson: How 'The Graduate' Became the Touchstone of a Generation."

Duration: 00:49:07


FilmWeek: ‘Coco,’ Darkest Hour,’ The Man Who Invented Christmas,’ and more

11/22/2017
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration: 00:49:53


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: ‘A Dog’s Purpose,’ ‘Gold,’ ‘The Salesman’ and more, plus a look at the best of 2017's Sundance Film Festival

1/27/2017
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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!

Duration: 00:47:31


FilmWeek: ‘xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,’ ‘Split,’ and more, plus a closer look at ‘The Red Turtle’

1/20/2017
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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....

Duration: 00:47:21


FilmWeek: ‘Bye Bye Man,’ ‘Sleepless,’ ‘The Ardennes’ and more, plus the backlash against ‘La La Land’ after the Golden Globes

1/13/2017
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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!

Duration: 00:47:39


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

1/6/2017
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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!

Duration: 00:47:23


FilmWeek: ‘Live By Night,’ ‘Paterson’ and ‘20th Century Women,’ plus 2016's unheralded gems & remembering Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds

12/30/2016
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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!

Duration: 00:31:22


FilmWeek’s Christmas 2016 edition: 'Sing,' 'Passengers,' 'Why Him?' and more, plus ranking the best Christmas movies of all time

12/23/2016
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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....

Duration: 00:47:36


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

12/16/2016
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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!

Duration: 00:27:05


FilmWeek: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Office Christmas Party’ and more, plus who are your favorite on-screen couples?

12/9/2016
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this week’s new movie releases including the LA-set musical, “La La Land;” an ensemble set of comic actors, such as Kate McKinnon and Jason Bateman, star in “Office Christmas Party,” a psychosexual noir romance called “Frank & Lola” with Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots; and more. We'll also talk about Hollywood's most beloved on-screen couples and what makes their chemistry unforgettable. TGI-FilmWeek!

Duration: 00:47:30


FilmWeek: 'Jackie,' 'Man Down,' 'Incarnate' and more, plus a deeper look at capturing the life of Jackie Kennedy

12/2/2016
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this weekend's new movies releases including Natalie Portman taking a turn as Camelot's "Jackie;" Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, and Gary Oldman in a post-apocalyptic war drama, "Man Down;" the wide release horror, "Incarnate" and more. We'll also take a deeper look at Natalie Portman's performance as Jackie Kennedy and the most challenging qualities emulated. TGI-FilmWeek!

Duration: 00:47:28


FilmWeek: ‘Moana,’ ‘Allied,’ ‘Miss Sloane’ and more

11/23/2016
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Peter Rainer, Amy Nicholson, and Charles Solomon review this Thanksgiving week’s new movie releases including: Disney’s “Moana,” about an adventurous teenager sailing the Pacific on a mission to save her family; “Allied” starring Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as intelligence officers who fall in love during World War II; Jessica Chastain as a tough D.C. lobbyist in her toughest fight yet against the gun industry in “Miss Sloane” and more. Plus, Peter...

Duration: 00:47:34

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