1981

Most people can skip Roar, but if the confusing anomalies of cinema draw you in like a magnet, then you must see Noel Marshall’s cinematic madness on the big screen.

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A brief interview with Terry Albright, who worked on the set of the most dangerous movie ever made, “Roar.”

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A kitschy 1981 3D movie is restored and re-released in theaters for a slow rollout across the country.

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When I was a kid, I loved — and still love — Terry Gilliam’s Time Bandits, out now on a fantastic-looking Blu-ray from The Criterion Collection. It offered a wealth of visual delights, a main character I could relate to, a sardonic sense of humor, and it never pandered.

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Director Michael Mann may be best known for the crime film ‘Heat,’ but ‘his debut, 1981′s Thief’ is a moody precursor, out in a new Criterion Blu-ray/DVD edition now.

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Go see ‘Ms. 45′ tonight!

by Trey Hock on December 13, 2013

in Features

If you love exploitation films at their gritty and allegorical best, then you must go and see Abel Ferrara‘s Ms. 45 tonight, December 13th, at Alamo Drafthouse KC.

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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 – Heavy Metal (1981) – Saturday, June 15th at 2:00 p.m.

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What other film offers as much in the way of visual detail and intrigue with such static, humdrum visuals actually presented?

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Why Richard Lester’s “Superman II” is an overlooked movie classic that is reflective of its era.

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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! Life always has a way of derailing even the best-laid plans, and my [...]

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There are movies which live in my childhood. Viewing them years later, no matter the length of time which may have passed, I’m instantly transported back in time to that darkened theater, fond memories, and childhood wonderment. Condorman, based on the James Bond spoof by Robert Sheckley, is one of those films. From the Pink [...]

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64 million people a year suffer from insomnia and every so often, I am one of them. But rather than use the extra time I’ve been given during a given insomniac episode to be productive, balance my checkbook, study for the LSAT or exercise, I instead fool myself into thinking the time isn’t my own [...]

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Why bother remaking a 1981 stop-motion classic (“Clash of the Titans”) if you are removing the one thing that made it fun in the first place? Before a single important filmmaker had any bearing on my cinematic life, there was Ray Harryhausen. The stop-motion animation he refined was a fixture of countless monster movies, beginning [...]

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