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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.

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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.

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216 Ratings
Average Ratings
147
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13

Larry Mantle is the best!!!

By DoonRunner - May 22 2020
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I’ve been listening to him for a loooong time, there is nothing that man can’t talk about!

The best!!!

By Rater90210 - Jul 27 2019
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Look forward to this every week!

iTunes Ratings

216 Ratings
Average Ratings
147
32
14
10
13

Larry Mantle is the best!!!

By DoonRunner - May 22 2020
Read more
I’ve been listening to him for a loooong time, there is nothing that man can’t talk about!

The best!!!

By Rater90210 - Jul 27 2019
Read more
Look forward to this every week!
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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.

Rank #1: 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’

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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”.

Mar 08 2019

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Rank #2: FilmWeek: ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Kin,’ ‘The Little Stranger’ and a discussion on what makes a critic a critic

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also talk about Rotten Tomatoes' recent move to include more diverse critics from varied platforms, and how this might influence critic qualifications.

Aug 31 2018

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Rank #3: FilmWeek: 'Us,' 'Hotel Mumbai,' 'Knife + Heart' and more

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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.

Mar 21 2019

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Rank #4: FilmWeek: ‘Aladdin,’ Booksmart,’ ‘The Tomorrow Man’ And An Interview with Oscar and Tony Award nominee John C. Reilly

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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also sits down with Oscar and Tony Award nominee John C. Reilly to discuss his new production at the Pasadena Playhouse, “Gather: Surprising Stories & Other Mischief.”

May 24 2019

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Rank #5: FilmWeek: ‘Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood,’ ‘Skin,’ ‘Mike Wallace Is Here’ And An Interview With Veteran Adult Film Star Nina Hartley

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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Larry also sits down with veteran adult film star Nina Hartley to discuss her role in 'Boogie Nights' and the evolution of the porn industry.

Jul 26 2019

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Rank #6: FilmWeek: ‘Trolls World Tour,’ ‘A White, White Day,’ The Quarry’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Amy Nicholson and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases and share some of their recommendations for movies and TV shows to discover, rediscover and binge-watch while you’re at home.

Apr 17 2020

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Rank #7: FilmWeek: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,’ ‘Little Women,’ ‘Cats’ and more

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

Dec 20 2019

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Rank #8: FilmWeek: ‘The Grinch,’ ‘The Girl in the Spider’s Web,’ ‘Overlord’ and more

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

Nov 09 2018

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Rank #9: FilmWeek: ‘Searching,’ ‘The Happytime Murders,’ and a conversation on post-#metoo nude scenes

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. FilmWeek is also joined by The Hollywood Reporter editor Tatiana Siegel, who recently wrote a piece discussing how sex scenes are changing in a post-#metoo world.

Aug 24 2018

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Rank #10: FilmWeek: ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Maze,’ ‘3 Faces’ and the Noir City: Hollywood film festival

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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.

Mar 29 2019

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Rank #11: FilmWeek: ‘A Simple Favor,’ ‘White Boy Rick,’ ‘The Predator’ and TIFF 2018 recap

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival.

Sep 14 2018

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Rank #12: FilmWeek: ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls,’ ‘Fahrenheit 11/9,’ ‘Life Itself’ and #AfterMeToo

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Justin Chang review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also reflect on #MeToo a year after its launch and discuss its impact on the survivors who spoke out.

Sep 21 2018

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Rank #13: FilmWeek: ‘Extraction,’ ‘Bad Education, ‘Circus of Books’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Angie Han and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and VOD platforms.

Apr 24 2020

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Rank #14: FilmWeek: ‘Joker,’ ‘Dolemite Is My Name,’ ‘Pain And Glory’ And How The ‘Joker’ Become So Controversial

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Today on FilmWeek, Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the controversies around 'Joker' and whether or not those controversies are justified.

Oct 04 2019

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Rank #15: FilmWeek: ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home,’ ‘Midsommar,’ ‘Yesterday’ and The Most Iconic Shakespeare Film Adaptations

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Today on FilmWeek, guest host John Horn and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Lael Loewenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the most iconic Shakespeare film adaptations with UCLA English professor Robert Watson.

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #16: FilmWeek: ‘Frozen 2, ‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood,’ ‘Knives Out’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Wade Major and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Nov 22 2019

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Rank #17: FilmWeek: ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ ‘Mile 22,’ ‘Alpha’ and Asian-American representation in Hollywood

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Justin Chang and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the film 'Crazy Rich Asians' and its impact on Asian-American representation in Hollywood.

Aug 17 2018

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Rank #18: FilmWeek: ‘Hunter Killer,’ ‘Johnny English Strikes Again,’ ‘Suspiria’ and the digital preservation of celebrities

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases. We also discuss the technological and legal issues behind digitally preserving a celebrity.

Oct 26 2018

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Rank #19: 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

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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.

May 17 2019

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Rank #20: FilmWeek: ‘Long Shot,’ ‘UglyDolls,’ ‘The Intruder,’ and remembering ‘Boyz n the Hood’ director John Singleton

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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.

May 03 2019

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FilmWeek: ‘Hamilton,' 'The Truth,' 'John Lewis: Good Trouble,' And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Amy Nicholson review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Jul 03 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Irresistible,’ ‘Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga,’ ‘My Spy’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Angie Han and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Jun 26 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Miss Juneteenth,’ ‘Disclosure,’ ‘My Darling Vivian’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Peter Rainer and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

Jun 19 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘The King Of Staten Island,’ ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ ‘Artemis Fowl’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Claudia Puig review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

Jun 12 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Shirley,’ ‘Spelling The Dream,’ ‘Dykes, Camera, Action!’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

Jun 05 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘The High Note,’ ‘The Vast of Night,’ ‘The Infiltrators’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Claudia Puig and Peter Rainer review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

May 29 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘The Lovebirds,’ ‘The Trip to Greece,’ ‘The Painter and the Thief’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Angie Han and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

May 22 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Scoob!’ ‘Capone,’ ‘Mother’s Little Helpers’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Christy Lemire and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

May 15 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Becoming,’ ‘Rewind,’ ‘Spaceship Earth’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Peter Rainer and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and video on demand platforms.

May 08 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Bull,’ ‘A Secret Love,’ ‘Deerskin’ And More

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

May 01 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Extraction,’ ‘Bad Education, ‘Circus of Books’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire, Angie Han and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and VOD platforms.

Apr 24 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Trolls World Tour,’ ‘A White, White Day,’ The Quarry’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Amy Nicholson and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases and share some of their recommendations for movies and TV shows to discover, rediscover and binge-watch while you’re at home.

Apr 17 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Tigertail,’ ‘School Life,’ ‘Love Wedding Repeat’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases and share their recommendations for what to binge-watch while you’re stuck at home during COVID-19.

Apr 10 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always,’ ‘Bacurau,’ ‘Slay The Dragon’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Peter Rainer and Christy Lemire review this weekend’s new movie releases and share their picks for the best movies and TV shows to binge, rewatch or see for the first time while you’re staying at home.

Apr 03 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘I Still Believe,’ ‘Banana Split,’ ‘Vivarium’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Wade Major review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Mar 27 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Onward,’ ‘The Way Back,’ ‘First Cow’ and more

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

Mar 06 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘The Invisible Man,’ ‘Greed,’ ‘Wendy' and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Tim Cogshell and Angie Han (who is making her FilmWeek debut, yay!), review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Feb 28 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘The Call of the Wild,’ ‘Standing Up, Falling Down’ ‘Emma.’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Lael Loewenstein review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Feb 21 2020

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FilmWeek: ‘Sonic The Hedgehog,’ ‘The Photograph’ ‘Downhill’ and more

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

Feb 14 2020

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AirTalk’s FilmWeek 2020 Oscar Preview

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A live audience joined us on Sunday, February 2, one week before the 92nd Academy Awards, as KPCC In Person convened AirTalk’s FilmWeek critics for its 18th annual Oscar preview event. This year, host Larry Mantle and the critics return to the stage of the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

Feb 07 2020

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iTunes Ratings

216 Ratings
Average Ratings
147
32
14
10
13

Larry Mantle is the best!!!

By DoonRunner - May 22 2020
Read more
I’ve been listening to him for a loooong time, there is nothing that man can’t talk about!

The best!!!

By Rater90210 - Jul 27 2019
Read more
Look forward to this every week!