Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Wade Major, Lael Loewenstein and Charles Solomon review this week’s releases, including “Dolphin Tale 2,” “The Drop,” “The Skeleton Twins” and more. TGI-Filmweek!
Also, Toronto’s 10-day festival running from Sept. 4-14 kicked off with the premiere of a father-son tale starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in “The Judge.” TV’s comical liberal Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with the biopic “Rosewater.” Gael Garcia Bernal plays Newsweek journalist Maziar Bahari, who was captured in Iran in 2009 following an uprising. Much like his weekly satire on Comedy Central, his film does not disappoint.
The festival’s second day, dubbed “Bill Murray Day” was celebrated with attendees outfitted in their favorite Murray characters. Steve Carrell plays a killer in “Foxcatcher” and Benedict Cumberbatch returns to the filmfest with “The Imitation Game.” KPCC film critic Peter Rainer has been there all week and checks in with the latest.
Dolphin Tale 2:
The Skeleton Twins:
Wade Major, film critic for KPCC and host for IGN’s DigiGods.com
Lael Loewenstein, film critic for KPCC and Variety
Charles Solomon, film critic for KPCC and Animation Scoop and Animation Magazine
Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor