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FilmWeek Special: ‘Licorice Pizza,’ ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘Encanto’ And More

Published November 24, 2021 at 10:51 AM PST
Photo Credit: Paul Thomas Anders

FilmWeek: ‘Licorice Pizza,’ ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘Encanto’ And More

FW Reviews 11.24.21 Hour 1

Director Reinaldo Marcus Green On The Making Of ‘King Richard’

FW Reinaldo Marcus Green Interview 11.24.21

The new film “King Richard” tells the story of the upbringing of tennis superstars Venus and Serena Williams -- but the spotlight is on their father -- Richard Williams, played by Will Smith. The film explores Richard’s intense and unorthodox plan to launch his daughters into successful athletic careers. John Horn spoke with Director Reinaldo Marcus Green at the Telluride Film Festival, where “King Richard'' premiered. You can see it in theaters and on HBO Max. It’s rated PG-13.

FilmWeek: ‘Licorice Pizza,’ ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘Encanto’ And More….Continued

FW Reviews 11.24.21 Hour 2

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Tom Hanks On His New Film ‘Finch’ And How The Entertainment Industry Can Improve Inclusivity

FW Tom Hanks Interview 11.24.21

Here are some words not often associated with post-apocalyptic films - sweet, heartfelt, endearing. And somehow “Finch” puts them all together. And who better for the leading role than Tom Hanks. Unlike “Cast Away,” his character, named Finch, has some real companions, of a sort: a robot named Jeff and a dog Goodyear. John Horn talked with Hanks about the film, and what Hollywood icons like him can do to improve inclusivity in the industry. You can see “Finch” on Apple TV+.

Director Mike Mills On The Inspiration Behind ‘Cmon Cmon’

FW Mike Mills Interview 11.24.21

The drama “Cmon Cmon” is a personal story from Writer/Director Mike Mills. Joaquin Phoenix plays a public radio journalist embarking on a cross country trip with his young nephew, played by Woody Norman. John Horn sat down to talk with Mills about the inspiration for the film. It’s Rated R. It’s in theaters.

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