Life on the open prairie can drive you crazy, and Tommy Lee Jones knows it in his latest flick.
On Friday's Up to Date, our independent, foreign and documentary film critics review The Homesman, as well as a new Stephen Hawking biopic, and we check out the story of a scramble to survive an avalanche-- and what that can do to a family.
Also on the agenda: our critics share their top 10 films of the year.
With Thanksgiving approaching, lots of movies are opening. If you're looking for an alternative to the latest blockbuster, check out these suggestions from Up to Date's independent, foreign, and documentary film critics:
The weather's awfully cold, but movie theaters should be nice and toasty this weekend. Up to Date's independent, foreign, and documentary film critics have a few suggestions for you once you get there:
A marriage proposal leads one woman to hiding out in the home of her 16-year-old best friend, and a young boy finds an unlikely friend in the bawdy, hedonistic veteran next door.
On Friday's Up to Date, our indie, documentary and foreign film critics are back to review the latest films showing on area screens. We also look at the story of Edward Snowden and how an actor tries to make a comeback on Broadway.
Prior to 1990, scientists had unearthed only twelve Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons, none of them more than 40 percent complete. In August of that year, Sue – the titular T. rex in the riveting new documentary Dinosaur 13 – changed everything.
The World Series doesn't start until Tuesday, but area theaters have movies ready now. Up to Date's independent, foreign, and documentary film critics share their favorite films showing on area screens:
Those whose movie addiction firmly took hold in the 1970s have a deep affinity for such films as Nashville, Taxi Driver, and Dog Day Afternoon, three perfect melds of storytelling and cinematic virtuosity. What many may forget about the latter film - directed by Sidney Lumet and with a volcanic Al Pacino at its core - is that it was based on a real bank robbery concocted by a real person, now the subject of The Dog.
Alzheimer's and dementia can make loved ones appear unreachable, like shells of their former selves. A new documentary and increasingly popular treatment program use music to connect with the dynamic inner lives of patients.
Seventy miles south of Kansas City, there was a documentary filmed that critic Bob Butler says will break your heart. Rich Hill tells the story of three boys coming of age with at least one hand tied behind their back. They deal with crushing poverty, incarcerated parents, and lots of moving around. Juxtaposed with the external hardships, these adolescents must also confront ADHD and bi-polar disorder. On Friday's Up to Date, Steve Kraske visits with one of the film's directors.
In her new documentary, Mentor, filmmaker Alix Lambert examines the culture of bullying at an Ohio high school and two of its victims who committed suicide. Bullying will also be the focus of her presentation at this week's TEDxKC speakers series.
In this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske talks with Lambert about 'bystander culture' and what draws her to individuals who are non-conforming.
The fact that Richard Linklater’s extraordinary movie Boyhood was filmed over the course of 12 years could come off as a gimmick. Yet this amazing accomplishment is no trick and, thanks to powerful performances and a seamless narrative, it packs an emotional wallop that is both unexpected and hard to shake.
Citizen Koch is a new documentary that investigates the political influence of Kansas-born billionaires David and Charles Koch. The film has a strong point of view, which has drawn mixed reviews. On Tuesday's Central Standard, we talked with the directors about how Citizen Koch was made and their approach to documentary filmmaking.