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FilmWeek: ‘Onward,’ ‘The Way Back,’ ‘First Cow’ and more

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Larry Mantle and KPCC film critics Amy Nicholson, Christy Lemire and Charles Solomon review this weekend’s new movie releases.

Critics' Hits:

Christy: "The Way Back" & "Saint Frances"

Amy: "First Cow" & "Swallow"

Mixed Feelings:

Christy: "Run This Town"

Amy: "The Banker" & "The Burnt Orange Heresy"

Charles: "Onward" & "Escape From Pretoria"


Christy: "Hope Gap"


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

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

Christy Lemire, film critic for KPCC, and co-host of the ‘Breakfast All Day’ podcast; she tweets @christylemire