One of India's upcoming movie stars just might be the girl next door.
By Sylvia Maria Gross
Leawood, KS – Anita Galler's mother is Indian and her father is American. She grew up in the suburbs of Kansas City, but her parents made sure she stayed in touch with her South Asian heritage.
As a child, she studied Indian dance and grew to love Bollywood films. While they spoke English around the house, her mother's original language is Telugu, the official language of India's largest state, Andhra Pradesh.
Steve Kraske sits down with film critic Steve Walker and others to discuss the latest in art, independent, foreign, and documentary films showing in area theaters. Favorites include The Runaways,The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Vincere
Film critics Cynthia Haines and Steve Walker discuss the latest in art, independent, foreign, and documentary films playing in area theaters. We'll also ask Cynthia and Steve for their favorite films of 2009.
Steve Walker's favorite films for 2009
(In no particular order, and * indicates that it is available on DVD.)
Gomorrah * - Violent, hard-hitting Italian film about a brutal neighborhood just outside of Naples that spawns a new generation of Mafioso.
The Movie Critics are back with their reviews on the films coming out this holiday season. From the Oscar contenders to the Box Office blockbusters, the critics tell us which movies are must-sees before the end of the year.
As the year creeps toward a close, the television networks are rebooting all the holiday movies in their hard drives. Top among the list of America's favorites the last quarter-century is the comedy "A Christmas Story," about an Indiana kid's feverish quest for a Red Ryder BB gun.
The Movie Critics review movies coming out in time for one of the most popular movie-going days of the year: Thanksgiving. They also explore the age old question of just how many times a sane person can watch A Christmas Story.
Zombies have been a part of popular culture since they first shuffled on screen in the 1932 Bela Lugosi film "White Zombie." Are we still fascinated by zombies because they represent anarchy, a threat to the established order? Or, are zombies symbols of our unconscious fears?
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – A new production in the Coterie at Night series called "Maul of the Dead" is an homage to zombie horror films - and the 1970s.
DVD Gurus film professor / screenwriter Mitch Brian and critic Jason Heck review their favorite Stephen King films available on video. They explain the popularity of one of the most prolific horror novelists, and talk about King's best films and mini-series perfect for Halloween eve and all year round.