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TONIGHT on CinemaKC

By Johnny Szlauderbach / February 26th, 2016 / 0 Comments

Pack your pencils and grab your books because CinemaKC’s going back to school tonight. We’re highlighting some of the area’s brightest up-and-comers with a series of student shorts. Alongside Andy Thies’s “Mirror Mirror” and “Rosewood Musicbox” are Julia Barnett’s “The Delivery” and Aaron Berger’s “The Roundabout. The episode premieres tonight on KCPT at 10:30pm and…

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TONIGHT on CinemaKC

By Johnny Szlauderbach / February 6th, 2016 / 0 Comments

Attention all tramps, toughs, and two-bit hoods: cough up a few ticks ’cause here’s your ticket to the big time. CinemaKC is eyeballing the back alleys of film noir, and in tow are Tim Harvey’s “Temptress” and Patrick Rea’s “Time’s Up Eve.” The episode premieres tonight on KCPT at 10:30 pm and runs throughout the…

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Panic Fest Tingles KC Spines This Weekend

By Johnny Szlauderbach / February 3rd, 2016 / 0 Comments

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…

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

By Johnny Szlauderbach / January 24th, 2016 / 0 Comments

“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…

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Review: “Dirty Grandpa” Is Dirty, Problematic Fun

By Johnny Szlauderbach / January 22nd, 2016 / 0 Comments

I’m far from a qualified psychologist, but I doubt the experts would disagree: Robert De Niro exhibits acute workaholic tendencies. He worked steadily in Hollywood for over two decades when, in the mid-1990s, he became an entrepreneur. He made strides in the restaurant business, real estate, and hotels. Before long, he’d established his beloved Manhattan…

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TONIGHT on CinemaKC

By Johnny Szlauderbach / January 22nd, 2016 / 0 Comments

CinemaKC puts a dime in the jukebox tonight with a slew of music videos from Kansas City’s top recording artists. Highlights include Galadriel Thompson’s “The Hillbenders.” Cara Myers’s “The Strive,” “Perfume Genius” by Christopher Good, “Jazz Crouch’s “Homemade,” Jodie Platz’s “Not a Planet,” and “The Pedalijets” by Brodie Rush. The episode premieres tonight on KCPT…

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TONIGHT on CinemaKC

By Johnny Szlauderbach / January 16th, 2016 / 0 Comments

CinemaKC ships out tonight with a selection of short films about war and its toll. Featuring “Salut” (Jerry Rapp) and “The Long Night” (Alan Watkins), Episode 3 is a reverential peek at the horrors of the battlefield. The episode debuts on KCPT at 10:30pm and runs throughout the week. Check your local listings.

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TONIGHT on CinemaKC

By Johnny Szlauderbach / January 8th, 2016 / 0 Comments

CinemaKC gets spooky tonight with Episode 2, a selection of locally made horror shorts. Highlights include “3.33” (Andy Garrison) and “Nighty Night” (Todd Norris). The episode debuts on KCPT at 10:30pm and will run throughout the week. Check your local listings. Don’t forget to leave the light on!

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