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FilmWeek: ‘Language Lessons,’ ‘The Card Counter,’ ‘Come From Away’ And More

Published September 10, 2021 at 9:05 AM PDT
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Oscar Isaac stars as William Tell in The Card Counter.

FilmWeek: ‘Language Lessons,’ ‘The Card Counter,’ ‘Come From Away’ And More

FW Reviews 9.10.21

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

Peter Talks TIFF and Ojai Music Festival, Charles On What Funimation Merger Means For The Future Of Anime And More

FW TIFF and Funimation News 9.10.21

KPCC critic Peter Rainer briefly discusses the expected lineup for the Toronto International Film Festival and the importance of the upcoming Ojai Music Festival. We also remember French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who died Sept. 6, and Michael K. Williams, best known for his role as Omar Little on “The Wire.” Plus, animation authority Charles Solomon discusses what Funimation’s acquisition of Crunchyroll means for the future of anime.

New Documentary Shows How Dr. Fauci Became A Household Name And His Continuing Impact As Pandemic Evolves

Fauci Doc Interview 9.10.21

The new documentary “Fauci” looks at the life and career of Dr. Anthony Fauci, who currently serves as President Joe Biden’s chief medical officer. He became a household name during his time as a lead member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force under the Trump administration. The film is co-directed by John Hoffman and Janet Tobias. KPCC’s John Horn talked with Hoffman at the Telluride Film Festival, where the film premiered. It’s in select theaters now, including Laemmle’s Royal Theater in Santa Monica.

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