1967

The Graduate is on Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, mastered from a 4K digital restoration with a wonderful new 5.1 surround sound remix, approved by Nichols before his death last year, and tons of extra features.

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One year before the death of Martin Luther King Jr., with the civil rights movement in full swing and the black power movement on the way, Hollywood produced a movie that used the classic Hollywood narrative style that people were used to, but in the service of a story they weren’t used to seeing.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – The Graduate (1967) – Saturday, August 24th at 2:40 p.m.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Point Blank (1967) – Saturday, June 29th at 2:00 p.m.

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High-definition technology has allowed some of the most influential films of all time to be preserved forever. This weekend in home video, why not try a movie from two giants of classic cinema?

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Spanish surrealist filmmaker Luis Buñuel opens his 1967 classic Belle de Jour, out now on DVD and Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection, with a flogging.

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‘Branded to Kill’ is a hard-edged black-and-white crime movie featuring a rice-sniffing hitman, shot with unsettling camera angles, and unfolding like fever dream. Seijun Suzuki was fired for making this movie, and the new Criterion Blu-ray restores it to its full glory.

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I am thoroughly confused. I have encountered films on AFI’s list that were [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I sometimes suffer from a reverse nostalgia, when it comes to certain experiences. [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock is watching all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film are recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! I have thoroughly enjoyed the conversation that has developed around my piece on  [...]

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Definitely one of the most original and haunting rock songs ever produced, Pink Floyd‘s “Astronomy Domine” is the stunning opening track from the group’s first full-length record, 1967′s “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” Every time I hear it, it makes me think that this is what space “sounds” like. Or how it sounds [...]

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In June 1967, just after The Beatles recorded “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and Pink Floyd recorded “Piper at the Gates of Dawn” at the same studio, The Zombies entered Abbey Road to record nine songs that would appear on “Odessey and Oracle” (and no, that’s not my misspelling, but one by the album cover’s designer which The [...]

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Welcome the the second installment of our new weekly series The Great Songs. This week, I want to spotlight Ray Davies and The Kinks. I saw Davies earlier this month (here’s my review for the Kansas City Star) and was struck by how humble, laid back, and amiable he was for a guy that has [...]

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