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FilmWeek: “Spontaneous,” “Dick Johnson Is Dead,” “Herb Alpert Is…” And More

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

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

  • "Spontaneous" on VOD Oct. 6 (FandangoNOW, Vudu, iTunes & Google Play)

  • "Dick Johnson is Dead" on Netflix

  • "Herb Alpert Is..." on Laemmle Virtual Cinema & VOD (Amazon & iTunes)

  • "The Forty-Year-Old Version" showing at Vineland Drive-In (City of Industry), Paramount Drive-In, The Lot Fashion Island (Newport Beach), Director's Cut Cinema (Laguna Niguel), Mary Pickford (Palm Springs), Metropolitan Fiesta Theaters (Santa Barbara) & streaming Oct. 9 on Netflix

  • "My Name is Pedro" on Laemmle Virtual Cinema

  • "Save Yourselves!" showing at Starlight Cinema City (Anaheim), Starlight Dos Lagos Luxury 15 (Corona) & VOD Oct. 6

  • "A Call to Spy" on VOD (Amazon & Google Play)

  • "The Boys in the Band" streaming on Netflix

  • "Possessor Uncut" showing in select theaters and drive-ins.


Our FilmWeek critics have been curating personal lists of their favorite TV shows and movies to binge-watch during self-quarantine. You can see recommendations from each of the critics and where you can watch them here.

You may hear our FilmWeek critics review films on the show that are playing at indoor venues that have reopened in our listening area. FilmWeek and KPCC are not endorsing or encouraging anyone to see a movie at an indoor theater at this time. If you do decide to attend a showing at an indoor theater, please familiarize yourself with COVID-19 safety protocols from the CDC, your local public health agency, and the theater where you’re seeing the film.

Guests:

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

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA); she tweets

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