Arts and Lifestyle Wednesday Presented by The Exit Room of Lee's Summit-The Kids are All Right...Mostly

“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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Artful Misbehavior

“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

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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Destry Saddled Up, Blazing the Way for Brooks

“Blazing Saddles” spoofs many Hollywood westerns, and a whole lot of other things, and I could recite about fifty lines from it off the top of my head right now. But about twenty years after my first viewing of it, I watched “Destry Rides Again” for the first time and it almost made me appreciate “Blazing Saddles” just a little bit less.
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Standard Issue…To a High Standard

“Crazy Rich Asians” Covers Familiar Material But Produces Big Laughs
Besides the much-publicized fact that the cast and crew of the new film “Crazy Rich Asians” is predominantly Asian, there isn’t anything at all unique about this film. That doesn’t, however, take away from the fact that this standard romantic comedy is a great time at the movies.
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