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2:42 pm
Fri December 26, 2008

Art, Independent, and Foreign Film Reviews

Scene from Slumdog Millionaire

Critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker review the latest art, independent, and foreign films playing on area screens.

Kansas City, MO – Critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker review the latest art, independent, and foreign films playing on area screens, including Milk, Frost/Nixon, Vicki Cristina Barcelona, Slumdog Millionaire, Nothing Like the Holidays, Cadillac Records, Synecdoche, Boy in the Striped Pajamas and many more.

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Film
2:19 pm
Fri December 19, 2008

The Movie Critics Pick Best and Worst

Russ Simmons, Tom Poe and Maria Asner, the Movie Critics on The Walt Bodine Show, review new movies as well as share their choices for winners and losers of 2008.

Kansas City, MO – Listen to the program

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Movie Critics Ratings for December 19, 2008

Dark Streets
R
2.0

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Film
12:22 pm
Tue November 18, 2008

Local Filmmaker Explores Gender Identity

Claven from the documentary The Same, But Different.
Still courtesy of Lisa Marie Evans.

Lisa Marie Evans explores the issue of gender identity, following four transgender people in the Kansas City area in her film The Same, But Different.

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Film
2:36 pm
Fri November 14, 2008

The Movie Critics: Nov 14, 2008

Every other Friday on The Walt Bodine Show, the Movie Critics return keep you up to date on all the recent releases and help you decide which movie you simply must see.

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Film
1:09 pm
Fri November 7, 2008

Art, Independent, Foreign, and Documentary Film: November 7, 2008

Critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker visited the KCUR studios to review the latest art, independent, documentary, and foreign films to show on area screens.

Kansas City, MO – Today's movie reviews included Rachel Getting Married, Happy Go Lucky, What Just Happened, Changeling, RocknRolla, W and The Secret Life of Bees.

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Film
3:59 pm
Fri October 31, 2008

The Movie Critics: October 31, 2008

Every other Friday on The Walt Bodine Show, the Movie Critics return keep you up to date on all the recent releases and help you decide which movie you simply must see.

Kansas City, MO – Movie Critic Ratings for October 31, 2008

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Film
12:25 pm
Fri June 13, 2008

The Movie Critics: June and July 2008

Every other Friday on The Walt Bodine Show, the Movie Critics return keep you up to date on all the recent releases and help you decide which movie you simply must see.

Kansas City, MO – The Movie Critics Ratings:


July 25, 2008
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Film
8:18 am
Fri April 18, 2008

Silent Film Series Incorporates Eclectic Score

Composer Jeffrey Ruckma (or Ruckman) gestures in the background as musician Mark Cohick takes notes.
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR

The term "silent film" is in some ways a misnomer since musical accompaniment was always a part of the viewing experience. The Sounds of Silents film series at the Kansas City Public Library pairs short films and a full-length feature with unique scoring by a local composer.

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Film
3:03 pm
Mon February 4, 2008

<I>Stay The Same Never Change</I> Debuts in Kansas City

For Grand Arts, photographer and video artist Laurel Nakadate shot her first feature length film in Kansas City last summer. It's called Stay The Same Never Change and notably doesn't include the artist on screen, but instead uses amateur and first-time actors.

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Film
1:58 pm
Mon January 14, 2008

Debate Movie Has KC Connection

Missouri Poet Melvin Tolson

The debate coach in the film The Great Debaters is a graduate of Kansas City's Lincoln High School. Sylvia Maria Gross talks to a UMKC professor who wrote a biography of Missouri poet Melvin Tolson, played by Denzel Washington in the film.

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Film
12:09 pm
Mon July 23, 2007

Documentary on Tribal Burial Grounds on Missouri River

A new film examines the struggle between Tribal Nations and the US Army Corps of Engineers in the development of the Missouri River since 1927.

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Film
10:38 am
Mon July 23, 2007

<i>Got Breast?</i>

Poet Stacey Tolbert and filmmaker Annie Walsh decided to interview a diverse group of women about their feelings about their chests. They spoke to KCUR's Delores Jones in 2006 about the film, which will be screened on Wednesday.

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Film
8:35 am
Mon January 29, 2007

Local Critic Names 100 Best Black Films

As a commemoration of Black History Month this February, the Gem Theatre will be screening double headers of "old-school" and "new school" movies from the history of black film.

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Film
3:27 pm
Tue January 10, 2006

Up to Date: First Date Goes to Sundance

Kansas City filmmaker Gary Huggins joined Up to Date host Steve Kraske recently to discuss the film First Date. It's been selected for this year's Sundance Film Festival and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France.

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Film
8:19 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City

The Latin American Film Festival begins in Kansas City this month.

Latin American Cinema Festival of Kansas City

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Film
3:25 pm
Wed August 10, 2005

Kansas City Two-Step

Two-Stepping at the Epicurian Club on 75th and Troost.
Anna White

Local filmmakers Rodney Thompson and Stenson McClendon want to preserve the tradition of the KC Two-Step in a documentary about the two-stepping community.

Kansas City Two-Step

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Film
11:55 am
Tue March 22, 2005

An Interview With John Waters

Photo by Greg Gorman

  Filmmaker John Waters grew up in Baltimore in the 1950s and began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid 1960s, screened in rented church halls and attended by underground audiences who heard of the films by word-of-mouth and leaflets. His first success: the 1972 film Pink Flamingos starring Divine.

Hairspray opened Tuesday, March 29 at the Music Hall and runs through April 10, 2005.

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