1999

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 Iron Giant (1999) – Saturday, September 7th.

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As someone who felt sentenced to high school, the series reminds me of why I hated it and how my decision making wasn’t that great back then. I won’t say that you’ll see yourself in Freaks and Geeks because everyone’s high school experience is different. Instead, I’ll say the world in the series is consistently dynamic and believable as 1980 Detroit.

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Besides the similarities in playing with time and structure (see also The Prestige and Inception), in Following, Nolan is already zeroed in on his favorite cinematic theme: obsession.

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Two movies new out on Blu-ray and DVD are being marketed as adult dramas, but one is just a little more adult than the other.

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After more people discover this clever, surprisingly engaging film at home, ‘Chronicle’ will probably grow in stature. ‘Being John Malkovich’ is a confirmed cult classic with a disc full of bizarre extras.

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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! “The Sixth Sense?” Really? Hmm, I’m not so sure about this one. This [...]

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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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