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FilmWeek: Our Reviews Of 'Bull,' 'A Secret Love,' 'Deerskin' And More Movies You Can Stream From Home

Still from 'Deerskin' featuring Jean Dujardin (L) and Adèle Haenel. (Courtesy of Greenwich Entertainment)
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Every week, Larry Mantle, who hosts our newsroom's longtime public affairs show AirTalk, and KPCC film critics spend an hour talking about new films.

This week, Lael Loewenstein and Tim Cogshell joined Larry to review this weekend’s new movie releases and shared some of their recommendations:


  • Available on VOD (iTunes & FandangoNOW)
Here's what Tim said:
"What I love about this movie is the way [director Annie Silverstein] sees these communities. Man, she can actually see these communities -- who these people are, what they do, how they live. She does not allow herself or this film to slip into any stereotypes. Reality is always right there. It’s a very, very good movie and astute directing.”

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"A Secret Love"

  • Available on Netflix
Lael’s topline:
"This whole kind of fly-on-the-wall of watching [Pat Henschel and Terry Donahue] going through this excruciating challenge to figure out how to maneuver old age at the same time they’re maneuvering coming out with their relationship is really very, very powerful.”


Lael says:
"It’s so weird ... It’s a cross-genre hybrid, which really perfectly stars Jean Dujardin because as the star of ‘The Artist’ and the OSS movies, he’s no stranger to satire and American movie genres. It’s sort of a play on horror films, also kind of a play on the Western, in some ways.”

“South Mountain”

  • Available on VOD (iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, & Vudu)
Tim’s synopsis:
“[The protagonist’s husband] is engaged in this affair with a woman who is, in fact, having a baby ... all of this is going to wreak havoc in their marriage in all kinds of ways with the daughters going off to live their lives. This movie is about ... how all of this rips this family apart, but not in that sort of wild and vicious and horrible way that usually manifests itself in these sort of movies. It’s painful. It’s deep and it’s moving, but it’s a calculated kind of thing.”

Listen above to hear more in-depth reviews of these films and more:


  • Tim Cogshell is also a film critic for Alt-Film Guide and; he tweets @CinemaInMind
  • Lael Loewenstein is also a film columnist for the Santa Monica Daily Press; she tweets @LAELLO