KC Oscar Party 2019
Posted 3 weeks ago

The 91st Academy Awards are Sunday February 24, 2019 and your pals at Scene-Stealers and Screenland Armour are hosting the coolest movie party in Kansas City for the seventh year in a row.…

KC Oscar Party 2019
No Heroes
Posted 4 days ago

[Rating: Swiss Fist] Donnybrook, the dreary and hopeless drama from Tim Sutton, is a brutal and darkly brooding picture that follows a family man’s violent journey to free his family…

‘Donnybrook’ is a bleak and dull tale of redemption
Brutal Compassion
Posted 4 days ago

'Capernaum' proves hell is on earth in unflinching story of refugee life.

‘Capernaum’ a brutally compassionate look at refugee life
Nothing There
Posted 5 days ago

'Nothing to Do' feels like film school project about hospice.

‘Nothing to Do’ needs to do more
Rom-com crusade
Posted 6 days ago

Rom-com returns to form in 'Isn't It Romantic,' which destroys the clichés and invents new ways to tell a romantic and funny story.

Die Already
Posted 1 week ago

[Rating: Rock Fist Way Down] Okay. I’m over it already. In fact, I was never on board with this hack wannabe slasher franchise. The 2017 original presented a unique gimmick,…

‘Happy Death Day 2 U’ should  die already
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‘Cold War’ a breathtaking blast from our cinematic past

by Tim English January 26, 2019 Print Reviews
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‘Cold War’ is a gorgeously shot, ill-fated yet passionate sweeping romance set against the harsh back drop of 1950s post-war Europe.

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A Standing Ovation for ‘Stan & Ollie’

by KB Burke January 24, 2019 Print Reviews
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Well, here’s the furthest thing from a nice mess to get into! A great biopic that conveys both laughs and heartwarming sentiments.

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Sweet ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ recasts King Arthur legend

by Kate Walz January 24, 2019 Print Reviews

Newcomer Angus Imrie is the best thing about Joe Cornish’s ‘The Kid Who Would be King,’ an Arthurian tale for the tween set.

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There’s a Good Flow in ‘Rust Creek’

by KB Burke January 18, 2019 Print Reviews
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Survival, conflict, and a little bit of meth keep this survival thriller moving.

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M. Night Shyamalan’s Broken ‘Glass’

by Eric Melin January 17, 2019 Print Reviews
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If Sarah Paulson’s Dr. Staple is looking for a character with delusions of grandeur in this film, she might not have to look further than the director himself.

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‘Social Animals’ Doc Gets a Like But Not a Follow

by KB Burke January 14, 2019 Print Reviews
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This documentary shows how obsessive life online can be and how it’s effecting America’s young lives.

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Downside of ‘The Upside’ is lackluster script

by Kate Walz January 11, 2019 Print Reviews

Romance ruins bromance in badly written ‘The Upside.’

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‘Burning’ is truly on fire

by Christian Ramos January 11, 2019 Print Reviews

‘Burning’ is the ultimate meme of “You vs. the guy she tells you not to worry about,” shrouded in a tense mystery.

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‘On the Basis of Sex’ Not That Provocative. Or Interesting.

by Kate Walz January 11, 2019 Print Reviews

The most provocative thing about this rote RBG biopic is the title.

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Tackles Love Through Injustice

by Christian Ramos January 4, 2019 Print Reviews

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ talks about two lovers who find themselves facing racial injustice that threatens to tear them apart and the strongest love they have for one another that is seeking to keep them together.

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‘Shoplifters’ a beautiful, thoughtful family portrait

by Kate Walz January 3, 2019 Print Reviews

Hirokazu Koreeda’s award-winning ‘Shoplifters’ deserves the accolades for its beautiful, bittersweet family portrait.

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‘Vice’ Puts the Dick in Dick-tator

by Warren Cantrell December 25, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Vice’ follows up McKay’s masterful work with ‘The Big Short’ by blending dynamic character work with a large-scale sociopolitical autopsy.

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‘Bird Box’ makes made-for-TV movies bad again

by Eric Melin December 21, 2018 Print Reviews

Susanna Bier and Sandra Bullock’s ‘Bird Box’ sadly has more in common with the M. Night Shyamalan disasterpiece ‘The Happening’ than anything else.

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‘Ben is Back’ is a tale of unconditional forgiveness

by Tim English December 21, 2018 Print Reviews
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‘Ben is Back’ is a tale of redemption, forgiveness and the unconditional love between a parent and a child.

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‘Welcome to Marwen’ Carries Pint-Sized Grief

by Christian Ramos December 20, 2018 Print Reviews

‘Welcome to Marwen’ deals with PTSD much like it’s resident dolls, in an artificial and very plastic nature.

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