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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: ‘John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,’ ‘A Dog's Journey,’ ‘The Sun Is Also a Star’ And An Interview With Prolific TV director Gail Mancuso

5/17/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also sits down with Gail Mancuso to talk about making the transition from TV to film and the barriers that female directors face within the film and TV industry.

Duration:00:48:24

FilmWeek: ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu,’ ‘The Hustle,’ ‘Tolkien’ and the history of African-Americans in Hollywood

5/10/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the history of African-Americans in Hollywood with film historian and author Donald Bogle.

Duration:00:48:09

FilmWeek: ‘Long Shot,’ ‘UglyDolls,’ ‘The Intruder,’ and remembering ‘Boyz n the Hood’ director John Singleton

5/3/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also remember John Singleton’s career as a filmmaker and the impact that his work and life had on Hollywood and the millions who loved his work.

Duration:00:48:31

FilmWeek: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘J.T. Leroy,’‘The White Crow’ and how Marvel Studios came to dominate Hollywood

4/26/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss how Marvel Studios went from bankruptcy to billions in just over two decades.

Duration:00:48:29

FilmWeek: ‘The Curse of La Llorona,’ ‘The Man Who Killed Don Quixote,’ ‘Penguins’ and a discussion on films with troubled productions

4/19/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss films with troubled productions and their escape from development hell.

Duration:00:47:47

FilmWeek: ‘Hellboy,’ ‘Missing Link,’ ‘Little’ and what to expect from the launch of the Criterion Channel

4/12/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the recent launch of the Criterion Channel streaming service and what what viewers can expect to see on the new platform.

Duration:00:48:26

FilmWeek: ‘Pet Sematary,’ ‘Amazing Grace,’‘Shazam!’ and the lost legacy of movie monster maker Milicent Patrick

4/5/2019
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Today on FilmWeek Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the lost legacy of movie monster maker Milicent Patrick with author Mallory O'Meara.

Duration:00:48:16

FilmWeek: ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Maze,’ ‘3 Faces’ and the Noir City: Hollywood film festival

3/29/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the fun and fascinating history behind film noir, with Eddie Muller the host of the Noir City: Hollywood film festival.

Duration:01:30:33

FilmWeek: 'Us,' 'Hotel Mumbai,' 'Knife + Heart' and more

3/21/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:50:39

FilmWeek: ‘Five Feet Apart,’ ‘Wonder Park,’ ‘The Mustang’ and more

3/15/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Duration:00:32:18

FilmWeek: ‘Captain Marvel,’ ‘Gloria Bell,’ ‘The Kid’ and an interview with W.K. Stratton about his new book on Sam Peckinpah’s iconic film ‘The Wild Bunch’

3/8/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also speak with journalist and author W.K. Stratton about his latest book “The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film”.

Duration:00:48:41

FilmWeek: ‘How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ ‘Greta,’ ‘Apollo 11’ and remembering acclaimed director Stanley Donen

3/1/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also pay tribute to Stanley Donen, director of some of Hollywood’s greatest movie musicals.

Duration:00:48:55

FilmWeek's 2019 Oscar Preview

2/22/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry and our critics return to the stage of the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to discuss and debate this year’s contenders for the major categories for the 17th annual Oscar preview event.

Duration:01:16:13

FilmWeek: ‘Alita: Battle Angel,’ ‘Isn’t It Romantic,” “Happy Death Day 2U” and American remakes of foreign films

2/15/2019
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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss our favorite, and least favorite, American remakes of foreign films.

Duration:00:51:32

FilmWeek: ‘The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,’ ‘Cold Pursuit,’ ‘What Men Want’ and the best of the Oscar-nominated shorts

2/8/2019
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Christy Lemire and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also review the best of the Oscar-nominated shorts.

Duration:00:51:31

FilmWeek: ‘Miss Bala,’ ‘Arctic,’ ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ and recapping Sundance 2019

2/1/2019
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We'll also preview some of the major films and storylines from the Sundance film festival with “The Frame” host John Horn and Amy Nicholson.

Duration:01:29:55

FilmWeek: ‘Serenity,’ ‘The Kid Who Would Be King,’ ‘King of Thieves’ and a break down of the Oscar nominees for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography

1/25/2019
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases and also break down a couple of the categories we traditionally can’t get to during our annual Oscars show -- Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography.

Duration:00:49:26

FilmWeek: ‘Glass,’ ‘The Standoff at Sparrow Creek,’ ‘La Religieuse’ and best-shot films of the 20th century

1/18/2019
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Lael Loewenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Caleb Deschanel joins the FilmWeek critics to discuss the best-shot films of the 20th century.

Duration:00:48:58

FilmWeek: ‘The Upside,’ ‘A Dog’s Way Home,’ ‘Replicas’ and tracing the prolific work of animation titan Hayao Miyazaki

1/11/2019
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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 the the prolific work of animation titan Hayao Miyazaki as LA Film Critics Association honors him with Career Achievement award.

Duration:00:50:39

FilmWeek: ‘Escape Room,’ ‘Communion,’ ‘The Vanishing’ and a conversation on ‘The Artist’

1/4/2019
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also play an excerpt from our post-screening conversation about the making of 'The Artist' with FilmWeek critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major as well as film historian Marc Wanamaker.

Duration:00:50:00