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FilmWeek: ‘Dune,’ ‘The French Dispatch,’ ‘Passing,’ And More

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FilmWeek: ‘Dune,’ ‘The French Dispatch,’ ‘Passing,’ And More

FW Reviews 10.22.21

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Christy Lemire and Amy Nicholson review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on-demand platforms.

  • Dune,” Wide Release & on HBOMax
  • "The French Dispatch,” In Select Theaters including The Alamo Drafthouse (DTLA); The Landmark (West LA)
  • "Passing," In Select Theaters on October 27 including Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (Pasadena); The Landmark (West LA); and on Netflix November 10
  • "The Harder They Fall,” In Select Theaters including LOOK Dine-In Cinemas (Glendale); Regency Commerce 14 (City of Commerce); Laemmle’s NoHo 7 (North Hollywood); and Netflix on November 3
  • "Ron’s Gone Wrong," Wide Release
  • Warning,” Digital and VOD (including VUDU, Amazon Prime Video & Google Play)
  • The Electrical Life of Louis Wain,” In Select Theaters including Laemmle’s Playhouse 7 (Pasadena); The Landmark (West LA); LOOK Dine-In Cinemas (Glendale); & Amazon Prime Video November 5
  • Becoming Cousteau,” Wide Release

Director Denis Villeneuve On Building A New Yet Familiar World in ‘Dune’

FW Interview Denis Villeneuve on 'Dune' 10.22.21

The long-awaited sci-fi adventure film “Dune” finally hits theaters this week after several release delays. Director Denis Villeneuve adapted the film from Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 novel. Villeneuve has been a fan of the book since he was a teenager and says “Dune” may be the most personal in his filmography yet. KPCC’s John Horn talked with Villeneuve about the making of the film and why the theatrical experience is so important to him. “Dune” is in wide release and available to stream on HBO Max. It’s rated PG-13.

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