Requisite Brilliant Simplicity
Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-Journalistic Gusto to the Max
“12 Angry Men” Resonates, Over and Over
The classic courtroom drama starring Henry Fonda, and directed by Sidney Lumet,
turns a simple setting into an electric drama filled with technical genius,
brilliant acting, and a riveting message.
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Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-A Big Heart Helps a Small Movie
The New Documentary “Mike Wallace Is Here” Comes on as Strong As It’s Subject
Danny gives his views on the overall excellent film, which is heavy on career, and
less so on the personal side of the late “60 Minutes” legend.
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Independent Film “Woodstock or Bust” Rises on a Relationship, Lags Elsewhere
Watchable and competent, the film shines when the young ladies interact,
drops down a level when larger issues are explored.
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Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time …In Hollywood” Is His Normal Curious Stew
Part love letter to sixties Hollywood, part murder-mystery, his latest is undeniably fine,
and, as usual, open for discussion.
'Borg vs. McEnroe' Film Review
The Varied Documentary “Echo in the Canyon” Profiles a Musical Time and Place
Using a multi-platform approach, the film pays tributes to the beginnings of the Laurel
Canyon music scene and bands like The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Beach Boys and
Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-Excellence on the Surface
The days leading up to the tournament, and the two weeks of play, are at the heart of “Borg VS McEnroe”, a film that came out earlier this year. It was in limited release, and came and went quickly despite fine reviews, which the film deserves.
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Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-"Rocketman"'s Entertainingly Erratic Flight
Ron Howard’s Documentary “Pavarotti” is Straightforward and Entertaining
Not any kind of big reveal or expose, this portrait of the legendary tenor focuses
on music and laughter.
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Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-The Kids are All Right...Mostly
Elton John Biopic Musical Has High and Low Notes
Entertaining and uneven, featuring fine performances, but
creative overreach, the film is a puzzle.
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Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-"Catcher" Misses A Chance To Score
“Booksmart” Might Take a Step or Two Too Far, Though Generally in the Right Direction
Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut is a coming of age film featuring two great leads, many interesting
supporting characters, and a slightly overstuffed script, which works nicely for the most part.
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Delightful Days and Nights at the Diner
“Catcher Was a Spy” Wastes a Fine Story and Cast
Paul Rudd, and a talented supporting group, can’t rise above
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Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-MIchelangelo Antonioni's "Blow Up"
An Underappreciated Classic, “Diner” Impacted Many Films to Come
The 1982 film launched numerous great careers, but it’s more important for just
being great movie-making fun.
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A Stunning Document of Filmmaking Technology
Swinging Sixties Seminally Presented
Danny reviews a film of it’s time, that stands the test of time, this standout 1966
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Rebel Without Enough Cause
“They Shall Not Grow Old” Breaks Incredible New Ground
Peter Jackson’s labor of love is a unique documentary about World War I,
and a master class in the use of film.
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Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-Escape to a Classic War and Caper Film
Rebel Wilson’s New Film Misses a Chance
A promising setup and one excellence performance are wasted in this
romantic comedy parody.
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A Duo Worthy of an Iconic Twosome
“The Great Escape” is Classic Hollywood Filmmaking at its Finest
Big stars and an intricate and clever plot fuel this famed war film from 1963.
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Dreamy Romance in the Urban Jungle
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly Lift the Biopic “Stan and Ollie”
An amiable visit to the waning days of Laurel and Hardy’s career is fueled by stellar performances from the leads.
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”If Beale Street Could Talk” Mostly Balances Successfully Lovely Romance and Tense Drama.
Director Barry Jenkins follow up to “Moonlight” is a lushly presented love story wrapped in a disturbing tale of injustice.
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Buried Treasure Holiday Treats for You
“The Favourite” is Fine Filmmaking About the Not So Fine
While skillfully directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and brilliantly played by Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz, it’s definitely not for everyone.
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Forging a Fine Film
Looking for Some Different Christmas Entertainment Fun? He’re You Go
Sure, watching familiar fare is great, but maybe you’s would like to check out my look at these two different options
Melissa McCarthy Shines As A Literary Forger in “Can You Ever Forgive Me”
A down on her luck writer stumbles into a lucrative scheme in a film lifted by brilliant performances from McCarthy and Richard E. Grant, both of who deserve the Oscar buzz they are generating.
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