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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Movie Review: Frances Ha

Greta Gerwig dances, plotlessly, in 'Frances Ha'
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I hope this does not represent a trend, but for the second week in a row I must try to review a movie that has no plot whatsoever.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Movie Review: Fruitvale Station

Michael B. Jordan in 'Fruitvale Station'
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SPOILER ALERT: I cannot review Fruitvale Station without giving away the ending, so if you’re planning to see it and don’t want to know what happens, you might want to stop here.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Indie Film Guide: Here Comes Summer!

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.

This time: Tallgrass and WAM say hello to summer, plus some stuff for kids and a gritty documentary.

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Entertainment
3:24 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

7 Must-See Movies For Your Snow Day

Frances McDormand in the 1996 film Fargo.

Twelve inches of snow? Work/school/rugby practice canceled?

We've got you covered. Here are seven movies that might make you feel better about being stuck inside.

Although you might want to send the kids out to make snow angels for some of these.

1) Fargo

Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 crime masterpiece perfectly hits the rhythms of life in the upper Midwest and the desolation of the Minnesota winter. Also, there's a wood chipper.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed November 21, 2012

Indie Film Guide 11/21 - 12/4

No screenings over the next few weeks, so, instead, Fletcher Powell takes a look at a couple of his favorite "food" movies for Thanksgiving.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 11/7 - 11/20

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.

This time: A (lost?) 1970s music icon.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Movie Review: Frankenweenie

Frankenweenie had several strikes against it before it even came on, so I consulted with no less than eight people about it after it ended, and must report that nobody, including me, rated it at less than three stars out of a possible four, with half giving it a maximum four.  I don’t like Tim Burton’s stop-motion puppets because they are either spherical heads with tiny pyramidal noses or grotesque but too traditional caricatures.  But you have to credit Frankenweenie with effective emotional expression whenever emotional expression is attempted.  But only the caricature

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 10/24 - 11/6

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.

This time: (Almost) all Halloween movies.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed October 10, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 10/10 - 10/23

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.

This time: Tallgrass!

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Commentary
5:00 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Indie Film Guide: 9/26 - 10/9

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.

This time, we get ready for the Tallgrass Film Festival and look at another upcoming festival, a few documentaries, and a silent classic.

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