1990

The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – Total Recall (1990) – Saturday, April 20th at 3 p.m.

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Even though Total Recall is full of imaginative sets and design, its futuristic world is never anything but a nifty-looking backdrop for its action sequences, which are admittedly better than average. But the world never really informs the characters – whose dialogue is also pretty bland – and the result is a little underwhelming.

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Whit Stillman’s witty, talky films ‘Metropolitan’ and ‘The Last Days of Disco’ are subject to an inordinate amount of critical dismissal, but on Criterion Blu-ray, they look like low-key classics.

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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 written about “Silence of the Lambs” before for Scene-Stealers. This film [...]

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For 1 Year, 100 Movies, contributor/filmmaker Trey Hock will watch all of AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies list (compiled in 2007) in one year. His reactions to each film will be recorded here twice a week until the year (and list) is up! Sorry I’ve been away for a few days.  I had to go out of town, [...]

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