Eric Melin

This Criterion Blu-ray from the new 2K restoration, and with all of it’s supplemental features, is the definitive version of the film. For anyone looking to add a single Hepburn/Tracy movie to their collection, this is the one.

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Nacho Vigalondo knows his premise is ridiculous, so while he challenges audiences to take it at face value, he also asks them to consider the real issues and perspective that lie beneath what’s actually happening onscreen. Doing that deepens the experience and makes Colossal a sneakily subversive film that demands to be considered seriously.

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‘Toni Erdmann’ is funny, unpredictable, and delectable throughout its entirety. It is with no small amount of anger, however, that I must report that  Blu-ray edition is being released only as “Manufactured on Demand.”

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Jackie isn’t standard biopic fare, but instead a hugely resonant examination of conflicting emotions, grief in the spotlight, and the blurry lines between real people and myth-making.

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KC Oscar Party 2017

by Eric Melin on February 2, 2017

in Blogs

The 89th Academy Awards are February 26, 2017 and your pals at Scene-Stealers, Boom Howdy and the Lost in Reviews Podcast are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City for the fifth year in a row. And, as always, it’s free!

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While the destination reached by the end of A Monster Calls is probably a good place for any child to be, it’s not a very rewarding journey getting there.

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Manchester by the Sea was chosen as the Best Film of 2016 by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest critics group in the country.

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The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the second oldest film critic organization in the United States, released their list of nominees for the Best Film of 2016.

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Let’s be clear: There is enough remarkable footage of hot magma bursts and erupting volcanoes to make any straight-up nature documentary jealous. But Herzog’s interests are cultural.

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We have advance screening passes to see ARRIVAL on Tuesday Nov. 7 in Kansas City at AMC Studio 28 and we want you to have them!

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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is as safe as mainstream entertainment gets, but it succeeds in that modest goal and is a welcome respite from the world-destroying robots, disaster films, and apocalypses of late.

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Win advance passes to see JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK in KC!

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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls is Roger Ebert’s sole screenplay credit and it’s gonzo as hell. He takes a bunch of stock characters (and c-list actors and former Playboy playmates) and grinds them through enough ridiculous conflict to put a season of American Horror Story to shame.

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We have advance screening passes to see the epic BEN-HUR at B&B Overland Park 16 and we want you to have them!

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Free State of Jones is not a 100% historically accurate snapshot in time—it has epic span and portrays Knight’s myth through the lens of today’s social climate.

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