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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. More FilmWeek at kpcc.org.
||Filmweek: ‘Tomorrowland,’ ‘Poltergeist’ and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig, Andy Klein, and Charles Solomon review this week’s new film releases, including George Clooney in Disney's “Tomorrowland," a reboot "Poltergeist" starring Sam Rockwell, and more. Plus, Variety’s Justin Chang joins live from closing weekend at Cannes 2015.||5/22/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ ‘Good Kill,’ and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Tim Cogshell review this week’s new film releases, including “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Good Kill,” and more. TGI-Filmweek!||5/15/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘Maggie,’ ‘The D Train’ and more||Patt Morrison and KPCC film critics Amy Nicolson and Andy Klein will review this week’s new film releases, including the buddy comedy "Hot Pursuit," featuring Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s latest movie, "Maggie," and the Jack Black comedy “The D Train.” TGI-Filmweek!||5/8/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Far from the Madding Crowd,' 'Iris' and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including the blockbuster sequel, "Avengers: Age of Ultron," Carey Mulligan in the period drama "Far from the Madding Crowd," the Albert Maysles documentary "Iris," and more.||5/1/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'The Age of Adaline,' 'Little Boy,' 'The Water Diviner,' and more:||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Andy Klein and Amy Nicholson review this week’s releases, including Blake Lively in "The Age of Adaline," the family film "Little Boy," Russell Crowe in "The Water Diviner," and more.||4/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'Child 44,' 'True Story,' 'Unfriended,' and more||Larry Mantle and film critics Henry Sheehan and Justin Change review this week’s releases, including Soviet-era thriller "Child 44," James Franco and Jonah Hill in "True Story," the wide release pictures "Unfriended" and "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2" and more. TGI-Filmweek!||4/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'The Longest Ride,' 'Ex Machina,' 'Kill Me Three Times,' and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Henry Sheehan and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Longest Ride,” sci-fi thriller "Ex Machina," Simon Pegg in "Kill Me Three Times," and more. TGI-Filmweek!||4/10/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Woman in Gold,’ ‘Effie Gray,’ and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critic Claudia Puig and Variety critic Justin Chang review this week’s releases, including "Furious 7," "Woman in Gold," "Effie Gray," and more. TGI-Filmweek!||4/3/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'Get Hard,' Dreamworks' 'Home' and more||Jessica Yellin and KPCC film critics Andy Klein, Henry Sheehan and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including “Get Hard,” Dreamworks' “Home”and more.||3/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||FilmWeek: ‘Insurgent,’ ‘The Gunman,’ ‘3 Hearts’ and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Tim Cogshell review this week’s releases, including "Insurgent," "The Gunman," "3 Hearts," and more. TGI-Filmweek!||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||FilmWeek: ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Run All Night,’ ‘The Wrecking Crew,’ and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Claudia Puig and Amy Nicholson review this week’s releases, including “Cinderella,” “Run All Night,” “The Wrecking Crew,” and more. TGI-Filmweek!||3/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'Chappie,' 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,' 'Unfinished Business' and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein and Henry Sheehan review this week’s releases, including “Chappie,” “The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Unfinished Business” and more. TGI-Filmweek!||3/6/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'Focus,' ''71,' 'The Lazarus Effect,' and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major and Andy Klein review this week’s releases, including "Focus," "'71," "The Lazarus Effect," and more. TGI-Filmweek!||2/27/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Filmweek: 'The Duff,' 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2,' 'Kingsman: The Secret Service,' and more||Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Peter Rainer review this week’s releases, including "The Duff," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," "Kingsman: The Secret Service," and more. TGI-Filmweek!||2/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||FilmWeek Critics handicap your 2015 Oscar ballots at AirTalk's 13th Annual Egyptian Theatre event||To help you shine at your Oscar viewing party, AirTalk presents its 13th annual FilmWeek at the Egyptian theatre.||2/13/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
Good but volume spikes
Great podcast, but please look into some volume adjustment. Voices range from barely audible to painfully loud.
Please modulate podcast volume
Almost unlistenable due to the spikes in volume which force the normal volume levels to be lower than other podcasts. Listener has to raise the volume listen to the quiet sections but risks being blasted during the volume spikes which occur sporadically. Could be a 4 if the sound issues are worked out, but will delete the podcast if the issues aren't addressed. Listening in fear of getting my eardrums blown out isn't a pleasant experience.
Smart reviews... Great host
I like this show... It gives me a good feel about the movies out there. Even if i disagree with the reviews (not very often), I know why and that I would like the movie anyways. These are smart critics who probably see too many movies and often don't enjoy a more popular title. An especially great show for the independent film lover.