Fletcher Powell

Production Manager and All Things Considered Host

If Fletcher Powell could be someone else, he’d be Errol Morris or Ira Glass. Except younger and better looking.

Since he can’t, he’ll be Fletcher Powell, KMUW Production Manager and host of All Things Considered. Fletcher came to KMUW in 2009 after five years of working in the stock market (don’t ask). He feels like this line of work fits him a little better than that one did.

Fletcher has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas and an MA in Communication from Wichita State University. He’s lived in Wichita most of his life, aside from some brief stops in Iowa and Ohio. He likes baseball, guinea pigs, and the Oxford comma.

Ways to Connect

Mary Cybulski | Cannes Film Festival

  • 2/24: Home on the Range; Murdock Theatre 7:00
  • 2/25:  Oscar Shorts; Warren West 10 – 5:00
  • 3/3:  National Bird; Peace and Social Justice Center 7:00
  • 2/24 – 3/2: Paterson; Salina Art Center

 

Give The Great Wall credit for at least one thing: It gets straight to the point. 

2014’s The Lego Movie was a manic and inspired delight, a dazzling array of colors with a new joke about every five seconds. The next, newest installment in what’s apparently becoming a franchise, The Lego Batman Movie, is about half of what The Lego Movie was.

Now when I say that, I don’t mean that it’s only half as good as The Lego Movie

As part of this Valentine's Day edition of the KMUW Movie Club, the guys pick their favorite couples to have ever adorned the silver screen. Following that discussion, the group gives their take on the recently released Oscar Nominations.

 

 

February 10 – 23

2/16: Bram Stoker’s Dracula; Orpheum 7:00

2/18 – 25: Oscar Shorts; 2/18 at Orpheum, 2/25 at Warren West

2/18: Tommy; Orpheum 8:00

And here's a link to all the screening info for the Oscar shorts:  http://wichitalibrary.org/academyawards

To paraphrase Groucho Marx, I’ve seen a very funny movie… but this wasn’t it.

A movie called The Comedian isn’t required to be funny. There are plenty of reasons a movie with that title might not be. A movie called The Comedian that features at least half a dozen extended sequences of standup comedy probably should be at least a little bit funny. Here, no such luck.

From the opening chords to the score of Jackie, something feels a bit off. 

M. Night Shyamalan has had a strange career. The director kicked down the door with 1999’s The Sixth Sense, then had a couple of fantastic follow-up films before falling hard and fast into self-indulgence and eventually making a few of what are considered the worst films of the past decade.

But then, all of a sudden, with 2015’s wonderfully creepy The Visit, and now his newest thriller, Split, it appears that Shyamalan is back. And what’s more, for the first time it seems like he’s actually having fun making movies.

Silence offers no easy answers. In fact, it may not offer any answers at all.

Indie Film Guide: January 13 – 26

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