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FilmWeek: ‘The Outfit,’ ‘Phoenix Rising,’ ‘Deep Water’ And More

Published March 18, 2022 at 10:53 AM PDT
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Mark Rylance stars as "Leonard" in director Graham Moore's THE OUTFIT, a Focus Features release.

FilmWeek: ‘The Outfit,’ ‘Phoenix Rising,’ ‘Deep Water’ And More

FW Reviews 3.18.22

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases on streaming and on demand platforms.

The 20th annual FilmWeek Oscar preview show is live and in person at the historic Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, and we want to see you there! Join Larry Mantle and our esteemed FilmWeek critics this Sunday, March 20th from 1-3 pm as they break down all the major categories, plus a live Q&A with our critics. You can learn more about tickets and safety protocols here

20th Annual FilmWeek Oscar Preview Show

The first live-in-person FilmWeek event in more than two years takes place this Sunday, March 20th from 1-3 pm at the Theatre at Ace Hotel. Join Larry and KPCCs cast of critics as they talk through films nominated in all the major categories at this year’s Academy Awards. You can see the full list of nominees here. We hope to see you there!

Director, Star Of ‘Master’ On How The Film Reflects Today’s Society And The Use Of Horror To Tell Stories About Race

FW Director Mariama Diallo And Actress Regina Hall on Master 3.18.22

The new film “Master” takes a page right out of Jordan Peele's playbook, emulating films like “Get Out” that use horror to reflect the Black experience in predominantly white spaces. In “Master,” that space is a prestigious college named Ancaster, a stand-in for Yale located not far from Salem, Massachusetts (and yes, there might be witches on campus, too). The film follows an incoming freshman, played by Zoe Renee, and a head of a residence hall known as a ‘Master,’ played by Regina Hall. The two Black women work through parallel and sinister experiences. KPCC’s John Horn talked with Hall along with Writer and Director Mariama Diallo about making the movie. It’s rated R. It’s showing in select theaters and available on Amazon Prime Video.

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