CinemaKC Season Six

UPDATE: ‘CinemaKC’ Season Six submission deadline extended

On July 25, 2016 by Johnny Szlauderbach

Attention filmmakers: we invite you to submit your work for consideration for the sixth season of CinemaKC. Viewership has grown dramatically in recent years; and to address our expanding audience, we’re extending the submission range to the entirety of Missouri, Kansas, and beyond. The submission deadline is August 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM CDT. There is no submission […]

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REVIEW: ‘Star Trek Beyond’ is warp-speed entertainment

On July 23, 2016 by Johnny Szlauderbach

Toward the end of Star Trek Beyond’s first act, the crew of the Enterprise docks at the colony Yorktown. It’s a spectacular place, straight out of M.C. Escher’s wildest imagination. Bridges of skyways and skylines twist and spin around each other in stationary orbit while ships pass through watery tunnels suspended in midair. As the […]

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Panic Fest Tingles KC Spines This Weekend

On February 3, 2016 by Johnny Szlauderbach

If you experience a certain creeping sensation north of the river this weekend—symptoms include chills, rapid heartbeat, and general paranoia—try not to be alarmed. As the dead of winter arrives, so does the hysteria of Kansas City’s most berserk film festival, Panic Fest, which possesses the Screenland Armour Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 7th. Dug […]


The Alamo Loves on “The Hateful Eight” with Tarantino Mini-Retrospective

On January 24, 2016 by Johnny Szlauderbach

“The 8th Film by Quentin Tarantino.” That’s what appears onscreen just before the title of the director’s latest behemoth, The Hateful Eight. Most movie nerds (and by extension, Tarantino fans) would guess the numerical designation refers to 8½, Federico Fellini’s seminal piece of pop autobiography. After La Dolce Vita had made him the world’s most […]