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Commentary
10:58 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Oscar's Shorts

Credit Dave_B_ / Flickr / Creative Commons

 

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

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Oscar Shorts Program

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Saturday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Orpheum Theatre

Saturday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Warren Theatre, 9150 W. 21st St.

Animated, Then Live Action

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Commentary
5:30 am
Thu February 12, 2015

'The Babadook' Will Chill Your Blood

The new Australian horror cheapie The Babadook got a test run at the Palace West a couple weekends ago and went over well enough that it's been booked into a full run at the Palace, and lovers of horror movies should not miss it.

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Commentary
5:30 am
Thu February 5, 2015

'Black Or White' Is As Thoughtful As It Is Funny

Jillian Estell and Kevin Costner in 'Black or White'

I know little about seven-year-old children and I understand less about why people want to be involved with them. So I approached Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer's new movie Black or White with no expectations that I would enjoy it as much as I did.

Costner and Spencer are involved in a custody battle over new child star Jillian Estell, who we should be seeing a lot of from this picture on. And there is no Shirley Temple cuteness to Estell or stereotype in anybody.

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Commentary
5:30 am
Fri January 30, 2015

The Babadook Comes To Wichita

Noah Wiseman and Essie Davis in 'The Babadook'

    

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

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The Babadook

January 30, 31; 7:00, 9:15 & 11:30

Palace Theatre

Wichita Big Screen

Highly acclaimed and decorated 2014 Australian horror film

 

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Commentary
5:30 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Aniston Is Unusually Real In 'Cake'

Jennifer Aniston in 'Cake'

Some people can accomplish remarkable things despite the fact that they are in constant physical pain-- John F. Kennedy, for example.

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Commentary
11:30 am
Fri January 16, 2015

Smallgrass!

 

 

Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

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"Smallgrass" Film Festival

January 17, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Exploration Place

Tallgrass Film Association

Day-long family film festival includes Animalopolis, Babe, and Belle & Sebastian

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Commentary
5:30 am
Thu January 15, 2015

Theme And Character Are One In 'Selma'

Since about the only negative criticism of the movie Selma involves its historical accuracy, let's start with that.

It is accused of misrepresenting President Lyndon Baines Johnson and his relations to Martin Luther King's famous and influential marches from Selma, Ala., to Washington, D.C., in the early '60s, and of attributing to Johnson the origin of J. Edgar Hoover's idea of audiotaping King's sex life and sending the tapes to King's wife, when it was actually Robert Kennedy who had come up with the idea years earlier.

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Commentary
5:30 am
Thu January 8, 2015

'Big Eyes' Is Excellent, With One Big Exception

Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams in 'Big Eyes'

Before saying anything about Big Eyes, the new Amy Adams movie, let me say something about her co-star, Christoph Waltz.

I can barely tolerate him.

I'll give him his Academy Awards for Django Unchained, in a part obviously tailored for him, but his other Oscar, for Inglourious Basterds, will ever be a mystery to me because he seemed like a pure slice of Teutonic ham, completely out of touch with everything else in the film.

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Commentary
5:30 am
Thu January 1, 2015

'Imitation Game' Lacks Focus, But Is Still Outstanding

The Imitation Game got top ratings from the two people I talked to in the lobby, but to me it seemed overburdened with subthemes and lacking a central spine.

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Commentary
10:55 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Tallgrass For The New Year

Edward Snowden, subject of the documentary 'Citizenfour'

  Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.

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Citizenfour

January 11, 3:00 p.m.

Orpheum Theatre

Screening kicks off the Tallgrass Film Association's Indie at the Orpheum series.

 

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