April 2014

As sexually explicit as its trappings are and as absurd a story as it is, Nymphomaniac is an accomplished work from a provocateur with a distinct point of view.

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“Under the Skin” is thrillingly alive, hearkening back to the heyday of ’70s art cinema.

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This week’s podcast features a pair of reviews from Trey before he and Trevan talk to Justin Gardner, Social Media Manager at AMC Theaters, member of the Kansas City Film Society and member of the Kansas City Film Commission. He’s a busy guy in the Kansas City film world and we were happy to talk to him about his work at AMC, his goals for the film commission and the film society, and the hidden history of film in Kansas City.

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Ben Stiller’s ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ and Mark Mori’s documentary ‘Bettie Page Reveals All’ make their way to Blu-ray and DVD.

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Trevan and Trey talk to Nathan Reusch, CEO of The Record Machine and one of the founders/organizers of Middle Of The Map, and Peter Frend stops by to talk about some of the unsung film festivals in Kansas City. This podcast was plagued with technical difficulties (thanks, OSX Mavericks), so here’s what you need to know: [...]

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We have passes to see THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 in 3D on Wednesday, April 30 at 7:30 PM at AMC Barrywoods 24 and we want you to have them!

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We have passes to see BRICK MANSIONS on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 PM at AMC Studio 30 and we want you to have them!

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Mike Flanagan is the co-writer and director of Oculus, which was developed with co-screenwriter Jeff Howard from Flanagan’s own 2006 short film. By design, it’s a psychological thriller masquerading as a haunted house movie, and Flanagan wisely avoids cheap jump scares in favor of letting the dread develop naturally.

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Trevan and Trey return to the Alamo Drafthouse to talk about the Kansas City Film Festival, underway right now. Comedian Chris Cubas swings by to talk about The Movie Interruption and everything else going on at The Alamo this month, and then writer/director/producer Anthony Ladesich stops by to talk about The Icarus 1 and The Secret [...]

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The 2014 Kansas City FilmFest is underway, and this years line up of films and events is the strongest it’s been in years. Check out just a few of the things you can attend this year. Film titles are active links that will take you to screening times and ticket information. For festival passes and [...]

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Starting this Friday the Tivoli is playing the documentary Finding Vivian Maier, which is a telling of director John Maloof’s discovery of an artist. Vivian Maier has quickly grown into an overnight Internet sensation within the public, but especially within the art community.  Her images have been circulating through newspapers, Internet news feeds, and online image [...]

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Paul Lazarus proposed a documentary that would follow Dean Kamen as he took an invention from idea to implementation. The invention that Kamen was working on was the Slingshot, and it was built to solve the world’s water problems.

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The guy that invented the Segway? Didn’t he drive one off a cliff and die? As it turns out, Dean Kamen, is alive and well and trying to solve the world’s water problems with his new invention, the Slingshot.

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia focuses on the opinionated, outspoken, and witty Gore Vidal.

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The Galapagos Affair:  Satan Came to Eden, directed by Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine, tells the story of Dr. Fredrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch, who leave their conventional lives in Germany and travel to an uninhabited island, Floreana, in the Galapagos to start a new life away from society.

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