'The Last Jedi' One of the Best?
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Simon is only too happy to admit that The Last Jedi is everything he has ever wanted from a Star Wars film.

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ A Not Unbiased Look
Disasterpiece
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The Disaster Artist is essential viewing for fans of The Room, and a fun time for those that aren’t. It is an improbable success story that looks at one man’s…

Make Room for ‘The Disaster Artist’
Hip to be Square
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Östlund has reached down deep to try and tell a story that hits on a number of different themes connected to community responsibility, social awareness, and the importance of understanding.…

‘The Square’ is a Strange, Often Tedious Affair
Awards for Billboards
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is a story about a community working through impossible issues not by overcoming anger, but by embracing it and allowing for it to influence the…

Three Cheers for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’
Dickens in Love
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A delightful yarn about one of the most famous writers in western history, The Man Who Invented Christmas charms without overstaying its welcome, just like any respectable holiday guest.

God Bless Us, Everyone for ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’
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Nicholas Ray’s debut ‘They Live By Night’ impresses on Criterion Blu-ray

by Eric Melin July 8, 2017 Blu-ray/DVD Reviews
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Nicholas Ray would go on to make In a Lonely Place, Johnny Guitar, and most famously, A Rebel Without A Cause. The new Criterion Blu-ray of They Live by Night proves that his filmmaking was assured and iconoclastic right from the beginning.

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Win advance screening passes to WISH UPON in Kansas City

by Eric Melin July 7, 2017 Giveaways
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We have advance screening passes to see the new horror movie WISH UPON in Kansas City and we want you to have them!

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‘Baby Driver’ rocks a smart script, killer soundtrack

by Tim English July 5, 2017 Print Reviews
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Packed with a killer soundtrack, a groovy cast, and an intelligent script, Baby Driver is one of the smartest, coolest and most entertaining movies of 2017.

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Alamo Drafthouse KC hosting ‘Spider-Man Homecoming’ Dance

by Tim English July 5, 2017 Features
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Celebrate the debut of Marvel’s Spider-Man when the Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City hosts the Spider-Man Homecoming Dance on Thursday, July 6.

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‘The Skyjacker’s Tale’ Flies High

by Warren Cantrell July 1, 2017 Print Reviews
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The Skyjacker’s Tale is a captivating investigation of race and class in the Caribbean, as well as an informative unpacking of what it means to reform and mature.

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‘The Exception’ May Not Rule, But It’s Good

by Warren Cantrell June 24, 2017 Print Reviews
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Opening this Friday, The Exception is a smart, engaging romp through World War II and one officer’s struggle with romance, nationalism, and realpolitik.

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‘The Book of Henry’ was probably meant to be good, but isn’t

by Abby Olcese June 16, 2017 Print Reviews
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The filmmakers didn’t set out to make a bad film. Yet despite the best efforts of everyone involved, The Book of Henry falls far short of the goal.

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Generic action flick ‘The Hunter’s Prayer’ disappoints

by Jason Ridder June 12, 2017 Print Reviews

For those of you who love great acting, original plots, and engaging, interesting characters, you’re going to want to avoid this generic action flick.

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‘The Mummy’ probably isn’t the jumpstart Universal was looking for

by Tim English June 9, 2017 Print Reviews
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The Mummy is ultimately a wasted opportunity to do something fresh and original with these characters. If the idea is to build a franchise around it, they’re off to a regrettably awkward start.

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SIFF 2017: ‘Feather’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 9, 2017 Print Reviews
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A tender coming of age tale stocked with a few poignant surprises, the Italian comedy, Feather (Italian: ‘Piuma’), will inevitably draw comparisons to like-minded pictures such as Juno or Knocked Up.

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‘It Comes at Night’ won’t let you stop thinking about it

by Tim English June 9, 2017 Print Reviews
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It Comes at Night isn’t a game changer of a horror film, but it’s a decent enough horror film that at times threatens to be great. While that promise feels lacking in the end, it’s a rare unsettling end of the world thriller that does exactly what it is supposed to do. It forces you to think.

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SIFF 2017: ‘The Hero’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 9, 2017 Print Reviews
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This feels like the movie Sam Elliott has been waiting his whole life to make, which, if true, worked out well for the guy. He’s never been better.

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SIFF 2017: ‘Going to Brazil’ Movie Review

by Warren Cantrell June 8, 2017 Print Reviews
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The dark-comedy Going to Brazil follows the misadventures of a group of female friends during pre-wedding celebrations. It side-steps softer, more light-hearted comparisons like The Hangover or Bachelor Party, and improving on darker one-dimensional examples like Very Bad Things or Stag.

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Uninspired Comedy Title for a ‘Wonder Woman’ Review

by Simon Williams June 5, 2017 Print Reviews
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‘Wonder Woman’ is good but not for the reasons you think it is.

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‘The Wedding Plan’ needed a stronger blueprint

by Joe Jarosz June 2, 2017 Print Reviews
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When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.

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