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FilmWeek: ‘Adrift,’ ‘Upgrade,’ ‘American Animals’ and more

Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley star in ADRIFT
Courtesy of STXfilms
Kirsty Griffin
Sam Claflin and Shailene Woodley star in ADRIFT. Photo courtesy of STXfilms.

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

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson and Tim Cogshell review this weekend’s new movie releases. Critic Charles Solomon also joins to discuss a "The Puppet Master: Jiří Trnka," a touring retrospective of films from the acclaimed Czech animator.

CRITICS' HITS

Amy:  "Upgrade" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36PDeN9NRZ0&t=77s

Tim: "Rodin"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VTgTj4wiaY

MIXED FEELINGS

Amy: "Adrift" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdMP4sWc71M

Tim: "Discreet" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qwGXnnlwlk

MISSES

Amy: "Action Point" 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri1Cc3Yz09U

Guests:

Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC, film writer for The Guardian and host The Canon podcast as well as a new podcast called Unspooled, where Amy and comedian Paul Scheer check off the AFI Top 100 movies of all time; she tweets

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC, Alt-Film Guide and CineGods.com; he tweets

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

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