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FilmWeek FOR June 15, 2018

FilmWeek: ‘Incredibles 2,’ ‘TAG,’ ‘Superfly’ and an interview with composer Michael Giacchino

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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 speak with composer Michael Giacchino and Don Williams on the making of the “Incredibles 2” soundtrack. See full episode >
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FilmWeek: ‘Hereditary,’ ‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and a discussion about 'The Graduate'

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also recap last week's screening of 'The Graduate' and the conversation that followed.

FilmWeek: 'Adrift,' 'Upgrade,' 'American Animals' and a conversation on 'Star Wars' fatigue

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. In light of "Solo: A Star Wars Story's" low box office numbers, we also discuss whether or not so-called "Star Wars fatigue" is setting in.

FilmWeek: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ ‘Mountain, ‘The Gospel According to Andre’ and a look at the life of Robin Williams

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also sits down with author and culture journalist Dave Itzkoff to discuss his latest book "Robin," a comprehensive examination of Robin Williams' life, career and tragic death.

FilmWeek: ‘Deadpool 2,’ ‘Book Club,’ ‘First Reformed’ and an update from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk to Los Angeles Times & KPCC film critic Justin Chang on what to watch coming out of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

FilmWeek: ‘Breaking In,’ ‘Life of the Party,’ ‘The Seagull’ and your favorite movie moms

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also reminisce on our favorite cinematic matriarchs.

FilmWeek: ‘Tully,’ ‘Overboard,’ ‘12th Man’ and revisiting films in the #MeToo era

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss revisiting films in the #MeToo era.

FilmWeek: ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Disobedience,’ ‘Kings,’ and a one-on-one with ex-Academy member Bill Mechanic

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also interviews Bill Mechanic on his leaked resignation letter from the Academy.

FilmWeek: ‘I Feel Pretty,’ ‘Traffik,’ ‘Quai des Orfevres’ and why SAG is nixing hotel rooms from the audition process

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA, also joins FilmWeek to discuss SAG's latest, post-Weinstein code-of-conduct change: no more auditions in private hotel rooms or residences.

FilmWeek: ‘Rampage,’ ‘Borg vs. McEnroe,’ ‘Beirut’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

FilmWeek: 'A Quiet Place,' 'Blockers,' 'Chappaquiddick,' and the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey'

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the impact of Kubrick's genre-bending "2001: A Space Odyssey," fifty years after it's original release.

FilmWeek: ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘The Last Movie Star,’ ‘Gemini’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss Cannes' recent announcement that films backed by streaming services will no longer be eligible for awards at the festival.

FilmWeek: ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ‘Unsane,’ ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Justin Chang and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

FilmWeek: ‘Tomb Raider,’ ‘Love, Simon,’ ‘7 Days in Entebbe’ and the reality of inclusion riders

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss whether inclusion riders are the true cure-all's for discrimination in Hollywood, or if other, less buzzy, contractual stipulations are in need of amending first.

FilmWeek: ‘A Wrinkle In Time,’ ‘Gringo,’ ‘The Death of Stalin’ and a look into the Oscars' low ratings

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer, and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases. FilmWeek also takes a deeper look into reasons for the record-low viewership of this year's Oscars, and what the Academy needs to do to pull itself out.

New to FilmWeek? We suggest starting with this episode.

FilmWeek: ‘Hereditary,’ ‘Ocean’s 8,’ ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and a discussion about 'The Graduate'