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FilmWeek: ‘Sonic The Hedgehog,’ ‘The Photograph’ ‘Downhill’ and more

Sonic (played by Ben Schwartz) and James Marsden in
Sonic (played by Ben Schwartz) and James Marsden in "Sonic the Hedgehog"
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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Peter Rainer and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Critics' Hits:

Amy: "Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" "Come to Daddy"

Charles: "Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon" "Ride Your Wave"

Peter: "Beanpole"

Mixed Feelings:

Amy: "Sonic the Hedgehog" "The Photograph" "To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You"

Charles: "Violet Evergarden: Eternity and Auto Memory Doll"

Peter: "Ordinary Love" "Downhill" "The Last Thing He Wanted" "And Then We Danced" "José"


Amy: "The Lodge"


Amy Nicholson, film critic for KPCC, film writer for The Guardian and host of the podcasts ‘Unspooled’ and the podcast miniseries “Zoom”; she tweets @TheAmyNicholson

Peter Rainer, film critic for KPCC and the Christian Science Monitor

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