Joe Swanberg

[Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up] Joshy opens at AMC Town Center and is available through Hulu and other places on demand today. The five guys in Joshy are a mess. One just got dumped from a 10-year-relationship. One cheated on his wife. Another wanted to cheat on his wife and has control issues. The fourth [...]

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Happy Christmas, a product of the low-budget, realism-oriented mumblecore movement, is anything but. It’s a small, thoughtful comedy that’s more concerned with believable characters and relationships than it is with highly-scripted dialogue or memorable set pieces.

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Ti West’s found-footage horror flick ‘The Sacrament’ is not always great, but it’s much better than most of its genre counterparts.

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This week’s podcast features a pair of reviews from Trey before he and Trevan talk to Justin Gardner, Social Media Manager at AMC Theaters, member of the Kansas City Film Society and member of the Kansas City Film Commission. He’s a busy guy in the Kansas City film world and we were happy to talk to him about his work at AMC, his goals for the film commission and the film society, and the hidden history of film in Kansas City.

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24 Exposures from Joe Swanberg feels like one of the contrived sex-driven thrillers from the 90s, replete with terrible acting, unexpected pants-on “sex” scenes, and a mystery that is so uninteresting that I challenge you to even remember it’s still there by the end of the film.

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Can heterosexual men and women be friends without getting romantic? How likely are friendships to turn into something more? The answers according to this movie are very different from the standard facile romcoms that are most often produced in Hollywood.

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A lot of young people get punished for letting their prurient interests get the better of them in V/H/S, a new horror anthology that gives six up-and-coming indie filmmakers and filmmaking teams a chance to put their spin on the found-footage horror subgenre.

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