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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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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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West of Memphis is a documentary that distills 19 years of a witch hunt, a grass roots movement, lost leads, confusion, countless appeals, and hope into one remarkable movie that is hellbent on setting the record straight. Co-produced by Peter Jackson, one of many WM3 supporters who lent not only his money and time but considerable investigative effort to free the wrongly convicted Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley, it is a film with enough fervor for all three Paradise Lost movies.

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Well acted and well directed, Quartet stands on the edge of schmaltziness, with one foot dangling. But thankfully, it never fully jumps off. It’s not necessarily memorable for the right or wrong reasons. And while it doesn’t do much to be outstanding, it is a perfectly pleasant film.

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Po (Jack Black), the reluctant and obese Dragon Warrior, and his gang of kung fu specialists are called back into action in Dreamworks’ “Kung Fu Panda 2”. The story, which has Po, Tigeress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan) and all the rest chasing the nefarious peacock Lord Shen (Gary Oldman), is thoroughly entertaining if not [...]

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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 think that there is a sense of collective denial surrounding #43 “Midnight [...]

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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! Almost thirty years out, “Tootsie” looks a little weird. Sure Dustin Hoffman as [...]

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