More Panther Needed
Posted 3 days ago

Black Panther is a massive, grandiose, deep film with tons to talk about and handles most of its ideas with quite a lot of grace. It is also about 45…

Why ‘Black Panther’ Is Just Short of Being a Truly Great Movie
Brainfood
Posted 4 days ago

'The Female Brain,' at Screenland at Tapcade now, makes the topic even more of a labyrinth than it already is.

‘The Female Brain’ is a Messy Subject
Pooptastic
Posted 5 days ago

Opening this Friday in limited theatrical release and simultaneously on VOD, Poop Talk is a funny exploration of what it means to be a functioning creature on planet Earth that…

‘Poop Talk’ Needs No Courtesy Flush
50 Years Later
Posted 6 days ago

When it comes to hugely influential independent movies, few can lay claim to having the influence of George Romero's 1968 labor of love Night of the Living Dead. A new…

‘Night of the Living Dead’ Still Shocks 50 Years Later on Criterion Blu-ray
Not Still/Born
Posted 11 days ago

Opening tomorrow at the Screenland at Tapcade, Still/Born is just what you’d expect from an indie horror-thriller opening in February. It’s interesting, engaging, a little bit terrifying, and a lot…

The Painful Delivery of ‘Still/Born’
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Black Panther is a massive, grandiose, deep film with tons to talk about and handles most of its ideas with quite a lot of grace. It is also about 45 minutes too short to give a lot of those ideas the time they need to be fully explored and okay I said it. There, you happy?

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‘The Female Brain,’ at Screenland at Tapcade now, makes the topic even more of a labyrinth than it already is.

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Opening this Friday in limited theatrical release and simultaneously on VOD, Poop Talk is a funny exploration of what it means to be a functioning creature on planet Earth that has to excrete something for everything it takes in.

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When it comes to hugely influential independent movies, few can lay claim to having the influence of George Romero’s 1968 labor of love Night of the Living Dead. A new 2-disc Blu-ray of the film from The Criterion Collection is a must-have.

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Opening tomorrow at the Screenland at Tapcade, Still/Born is just what you’d expect from an indie horror-thriller opening in February. It’s interesting, engaging, a little bit terrifying, and a lot bit suspenseful.

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Kansas City’s Most Infamous Oscar Party is Back in 2018!

by Eric Melin February 6, 2018 Blogs

The 90th Academy Awards are March 4, 2018 and your pals at Scene-Stealers and Boom Howdy are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City for the sixth year in a row. And, as always, it’s free!

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Polka Ponzi Letdown – Jack Black in ‘The Polka King’

by Eric Melin February 3, 2018 Print Reviews
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Jack Black comes close to self-parody more than once, but there’s an inherent likability to his Lewan, and an enormous curiosity—knowing especially that it’s a true story—in seeing how far he can take it.

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‘Vazante’ Is Dark, Depressing, and Decent

by Warren Cantrell February 2, 2018 Print Reviews
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Opening today at the Screenland Crossroads at Tapcade, Vazante is an interesting movie directed by a deliberate, thoughtful filmmaker with something to say.

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New G.W. Pabst Re-issues on Criterion Blu-ray Make a Powerful Statement

by Eric Melin February 1, 2018 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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These two brand-new 2K digital restorations prove that Pabst’s true calling was socially charged drama with a serious anti-war bent.

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Panic Fest 2018: ‘Midnighters’ offers decent tension despite uneven script

by Tim English January 28, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Midnighters’ is decent flick with a few loose threads that keep it from being the tightly wound thriller it aspires to be.

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Panic Fest 2018: ‘Lowlife’ is Tarantino on Speed

by Christian Ramos January 25, 2018 Print Reviews
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At Panic Fest 2018 now, ‘Lowlife’ takes your adrenaline and boosts it in an intense and bloody thrill-ride even Tarantino would love.

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‘Hostiles’ Is A Hot Potato

by Warren Cantrell January 25, 2018 Print Reviews
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This Scott Cooper western starring Christian Bale grapples with themes of post-war reconciliation, genocide, honor, and transcending notions of “other.”

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Panic Fest 2018: ‘The Cured’ is Slower than a Zombie

by Christian Ramos January 25, 2018 Print Reviews

Showing at Panic Fest this weekend in Kansas City, ‘The Cured’ starring Ellen Page, is a zombie movie as sociopolitical allegory.

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The Blunt Force of ‘The Post’

by Eric Melin January 20, 2018 Print Reviews
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There’s no doubt that the free press plays an essential role in a democracy, and the timeliness of this picture can’t be disputed. It’s just too bad Spielberg doesn’t trust his audience enough to let them come to those conclusions on their own.

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A Weak Effort for ’12 Strong’

by Christian Ramos January 18, 2018 Print Reviews

Not even Thor himself on a horseback or the great cast of Michael Shannon, Michael Peña or Trevante Rhodes who is severely underused here, could help this movie out.

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