FilmWeek: ‘The Dark Tower,’ ‘Kidnap,’ ‘Step’ and more…

 

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Idris Elba stars in Columbia Pictures’ “The Dark Tower.”
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Tim Cogshell, Lael Lowenstein and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases including:

Critics’ Hits

  • Lael: “Wind River,” “It’s Not Yet Dark” & “Step”
  • Charles: “Step”
  • Tim: “Some Freaks”

Mixed Feelings

  • Tim: “The Dark Tower”
  • Charles: “The Girl Without Hands”
  • Lael: “Some Freaks”

Misses!

  • Lael: “Kidnap”

Guests:

Tim Cogshell, film critic for KPCC and Alt-Film Guide; he tweets @CinemaInMind

Lael Loewenstein, KPCC film critic

Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC, Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine

FilmWeek: ‘Money Monster,’ ‘The Lobster,’ and more

Listen here: FilmWeek: ‘Money Monster,’ ‘The Lobster,’ and more, plus a film festival circuit

 

 

 

Tim is Critic At Large for Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/blog). Twenty years of his reviews are archived at:  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/tim-cogshell/

‘The Brothers Grimsby’ Review: Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest is Stupid-Smart, Silly-Surprising

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By: Tim Cogshell

“The Brothers Grimsby” is funny. Get over it. I say this because I was certain it’d be yet another middling spoof of Bond films along the lines of Rowan Atkinson’s “Johnny English” movies, or worse, the ill-conceived and poorly executed Melissa McCarthy espionage comedy “Spy.” “The Brothers Grimsby” isn’t any of those; as noted, it’s funny.

Check it out at The Wrap:   http://www.thewrap.com/the-brothers-grimsby-review-sacha-baron-cohen-mark-strong-rebel-wilson/

 

 

Tim is Critic At Large for Alt Film Guide and The Wrap.  Twenty years of his reviews are archived at:  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/tim-cogshell/

Filmweek: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Far from the Madding Crowd,’ ‘Iris,’ and more

Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Lael Loewenstein, Tim Cogshell, and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including the blockbuster sequel, “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Carey Mulligan in the period drama “Far from the Madding Crowd,” the Albert Maysles documentary “Iris,” and more.

 

LISTEN HERE: Filmweek: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Far from the Madding Crowd,’ ‘Iris,’ and more

 

Tim is Critic At Large for Alt Film Guide (http://www.altfg.com/blog/).  Twenty years of his reviews are archived at:  http://www.rottentomatoes.com/critic/tim-cogshell/

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