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FilmWeek: ‘A Hero,’ ‘Licorice Pizza,’ ‘The 355’ And More

Published January 7, 2022 at 10:28 AM PST
Amirhossein Shojaei

FilmWeek: ‘A Hero,’ ‘Licorice Pizza,’ ‘The 355’ And More

FW Reviews 1.7.22

  • A Hero,” Laemmle’s Town Center (Encino), Royal (West LA) & Playhouse (Pasadena); Amazon Prime Video on January 21
  • "Licorice Pizza,” Wide Release
  • "The 355," Wide Release
  • "The Lost Daughter,” The Landmark (West LA); Netflix
  • "Belle," Wide Release on January 14
  • Dawn Raid,” VOD on January 11 (including iTunes)
  • See For Me,” Lumiere Music Hall (Beverly Hills) & Harkins Theatres Chino Hills 18; VOD (including Amazon Prime, Apple TV & VUDU)
  • American Siege,” Galaxy Theatres (Mission Grove); VOD (including iTunes & VUDU)
  • The Legend of La Llorona,” Lumiere Music Hall (Beverly Hills); VOD on January 11
  • Road To Perth,” Laemmle’s Royal (West LA); VOD on January 18 (including iTunes)

Lin-Manuel Miranda On His Personal Connection To ‘Tik, Tik… Boom!’ And How It Helped Shape The Film

FW Lin-Manuel Miranda Interview 1.7.22

The new film “Tik, Tik… Boom!” is based on the autobiographical musical by playwright Jonathan Larson. Larson created the smash Broadway hit “Rent,” which many say changed the game for musical theater. The film stars Andrew Garfield as Larson, an aspiring composer living in New York City. It’s directed by acclaimed composer Lin-Manuel Miranda in his feature directorial debut. KPCC’s John Horn talked with Miranda about the film, which is streaming now on Netflix. It’s rated PG-13.

Remembering Peter Bogdanovich, The Oscar-Nominated Director of “Paper Moon” And “The Last Picture Show”

Memorial_Re-Air_Peter_Bogdanovich_on_She's_Funny_That_Way 1.7.22

Peter Bogdanovich, director of the 1970s black-and-white classics “The Last Picture Show” and “Paper Moon” died Thursday at his Los Angeles home. He was 82.

“The Last Picture Show” was just his second feature film - and it’s widely considered to be his best. The portrait of teenage angst and middle age loneliness in a small, dying town was nominated for eight Oscars and won two for actors Ben Johnson and Cloris Leachman. Bogdanovich followed “The Last Picture Show” with the screwball comedy “What’s Up, Doc?” starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O’Neal, and then the Depression-era road trip film “Paper Moon” starring O’Neal and his daughter, Tatum, for which the 10 year old won an Oscar.

Bogdanovich also made headlines for his turbulent personal life, including a well-documented affair with Cybill Shepherd during the making of “The Last Picture Show” that led to the dissolution of his first marriage to close collaborator Polly Platt. He also appeared as an actor in several projects - playing both others in projects like “The Sopranos” and himself in sitcoms like “Moonlighting.”

Today on AirTalk, we remember Peter Bogdanovich by replaying a conversation between Larry and the director from 2015, about the release of his next-to-last film, “She’s Funny That Way.”

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