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FilmWeek: ‘CODA,’ ‘The Lost Leonardo,’ ‘Respect’ And More

Published August 13, 2021 at 9:49 AM PDT
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Emilia Jones in “CODA,” now streaming on Apple TV+.

FilmWeek: ‘CODA,’ ‘The Lost Leonardo,’ ‘Respect’ And More

FilmWeek Reviews (8/13/21)

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

  • "CODA," at the Alamo Drafthouse (DTLA), Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (Pasadena) and The Landmark (West LA); Apple TV+; expands to additional Laemmle’s theaters over the next couple of weeks
  • "Searching for Mr. Rugoff," at Laemmle’s Monica Film Center
  • "Free Guy," in wide release
  • "The Lost Leonardo," at the Landmark (West LA)
  • "Respect," in wide release
  • "Don't Breathe 2," in wide release
  • "Under the Volcano," on VOD (including Amazon Prime Video, iTunes, and Google Play) Aug. 17

Why The Long-Awaited ‘Evangelion’ Finale Is A Big Moment For Fans, Plus Does The Ending Meet Expectations?

FilmWeek Evangelion (8/13/21)

It’s a film anime fans have been waiting more than two decades for. “Evangelion: 3.0 + 1.0: Thrice Upon a Time” is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It’s the fourth theatrical installment based off of the watershed 1990’s TV series. This is the grand finale so to speak. Our animation authority Charles Solomon explains the evolution of “Evangelion,” why it’s an important moment for fans and how the conclusion holds up. Read Charles’ piece in the New York Times here.

‘CODA’ Director On Challenging Her Own Gaze And How Some Of The Most Important Scenes Came Together

FilmWeek CODA Interview (8/13/21)

KPCC’s John Horn sat down with Sian Heder, the director of the new film “CODA.” CODA stands for child of deaf adults. In the film, Ruby, who is a CODA, is the only hearing member of her family. She’s her family’s interpreter to the hearing world but finds herself caught between them and her passion for singing. Our own John Horn talked with Director Sian Heder about the film, how some of the scenes came together and how working with the cast challenged her own assumptions and approach.

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