Film Critics http://kcur.org en Film Review: To Woo A Big Factory, Tiny Village Plots 'The Grand Seduction' http://kcur.org/post/film-review-woo-big-factory-tiny-village-plots-grand-seduction <p>When independent films feature a small town and a huge corporation at their core, they are usually depicted as foes like David and Goliath – the good and the average against the lumbering giant.</p><p>"Local Hero" from 1983 comes to mind, as does<em>&nbsp;"</em>Promised Land," the recent movie about fracking in the Midwest.<em>&nbsp;"</em>The Grand Seduction<em>,"&nbsp;</em>however, reverses that formula, proving that the battle lines aren’t always drawn that cleanly.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:05:47 +0000 Steve Walker 57759 at http://kcur.org Film Review: To Woo A Big Factory, Tiny Village Plots 'The Grand Seduction' What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, May 2 http://kcur.org/post/whats-showing-independent-foreign-documentary-film-may-2 <p>From stories about severe nymphomania to vicious alien femme fatales, our reviewers' material is challenging to say the least.</p><p>On Friday's&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date" target="_blank"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, our independent, foreign, and documentary film critics return to look at some of the new films opening on local screens.</p><p>In addition to reviewing new films, we talk with "Hateship, Loveship" director<strong> Liza Johnson</strong> about her decision to cast comedienne Kristin Wiig&nbsp;in a serious role.</p><p>Our critics' list:</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 17:14:02 +0000 Steve Kraske & Cody Newill 55129 at http://kcur.org What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film, May 2 Film Critic Cynthia Haines At The 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards http://kcur.org/post/film-critic-cynthia-haines-2013-critics-choice-movie-awards <p>The <a href="http://criticschoice.com" target="_blank">18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards</a> was recently held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. Calif., and was broadcast live by the CW.&nbsp;<a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><i>Up to Date</i></a> film critic <strong>Cynthia Haines</strong> attended and chatted with various nominees.</p> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:05:47 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Cynthia Haines 30282 at http://kcur.org Film Critic Cynthia Haines At The 2013 Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best & Worst Movies Of 2012 http://kcur.org/post/best-worst-movies-2012 <p>Was <em>Les Miserables</em> miserable?&nbsp; Was <em>Jack Reacher</em> a reach?&nbsp; Should anyone have taken <em>The Guilt Trip</em>?<em>&nbsp; </em>These answers and more, on this week's edition of <strong>Central Standard Friday</strong>.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 22:41:36 +0000 Jeffrey Harvey & Russ Simmons 29966 at http://kcur.org Best & Worst Movies Of 2012 What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film http://kcur.org/post/whats-showing-independent-foreign-documentary-film-2 <p>Ever wonder how someone <strong>falls in love with a felon</strong>? What about the <strong>romantic frustrations of a paralyzed man</strong>?</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 04:11:31 +0000 Beth Lipoff & Steve Walker & Bob Butler & Cynthia Haines 27639 at http://kcur.org What's Showing In Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Living Lush & Ludicrously With 'The Queen Of Versailles' http://kcur.org/post/living-lush-ludicrously-queen-versailles <p>There have been several informative documentaries about the United States' ongoing economic woes - for instance 2010's Oscar-winning The Inside Job. But none have been as entertaining, funny and downright cuckoo as Lauren Greenfield's The Queen of Versailles.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Steve Walker 23301 at http://kcur.org Living Lush & Ludicrously With 'The Queen Of Versailles' Art, Independent, Foreign And Documentary Critic's Ten Favorite Films From 2011 http://kcur.org/post/art-independent-foreign-and-documentary-critics-ten-favorite-films-2011 <p>The wait is over. You can breathe easy once again. Up to Date's art, independent, foreign and documentary film critics have broken down the year's best flicks and given us their ten favorites from 2011.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:02:00 +0000 Luke Martin 9151 at http://kcur.org Art, Independent, Foreign And Documentary Critic's Ten Favorite Films From 2011 The Latest Art, Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Reviews http://kcur.org/post/latest-art-independent-foreign-documentary-film-reviews <p>All that holiday spending might have you feeling a little dirty in these few weeks between Black Friday and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Saturday" target="_blank">Super Saturday</a>, traditionally the second-biggest shopping day of the year. To help cleanse your soul, and to add a bit more culture to your life than you might get cruising the aisles of Wal-Mart, we&#39;ve invited our film critics into the studio to&nbsp; catch you up on <strong>the latest independent, foreign and documentary films</strong> in area theaters. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Luke Martin 8793 at http://kcur.org The Latest Art, Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Reviews