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The Eagle's Rod Pocowatchit's musings on the screen scene
Director Jacques Audiard’s last film was the brilliant, gritty “A Prophet,” an Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film. His style was stark, moody and unflinching. He seemed to be preoccupied with studying how small moments make us who we are, and how we discover strength as vulnerable beings.
Academy Award nominations were announced Thursday with some big surprises.
Hope you haven’t gotten your fill of comic book heroes, twists on fairy tales or sequels — because there’s lots more on deck for 2013.
When I look back at the best movies of the year, I remember films that I admired for their artfulness or technical prowess, but I also remember films that reminded me why I love movies — the ones that truly had spirit.
Director David O. Russell dissected an abysmally dysfunctional family in “The Fighter,” the Mark Wahlberg boxing saga.
I remember as a kid looking forward to the holiday season.
Everyone loves a good movie, and they like to get them as gifts, too.
We are in the throngs of movie awards season, and Joaquin Phoenix better step up his campaigning.
Whether you like or loathe movie awards season, brace yourself because it’s well under way, and some recent announcements are starting to signal paths to the Oscars.
James Bond officially kicked off the holiday movie season on Friday with a bang. Literally. My ears are still ringing from all the explosions.
Agent 007 isn’t getting any younger.
A new “Star Wars” trilogy of movies that take place after the original trilogy? I now am waiting for pigs to fly.
Wichita’s 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival last weekend was a great success, with a record number of films (180) and more than 30 visiting filmmakers in attendance.
The vibe at the 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival, which started Thursday and continues through Sunday, has been unanimously enthusiastic.
The 10th annual Tallgrass Film Festival started Thursday in downtown Wichita and continues through Sunday with film screenings, parties, panels and other events.
You may not know Pablo Ferro. But you know his work.
Leif Jonker’s passion for horror is so strong it’s scary.
The Sundance Film Festival award-winner “Robot & Frank” is set in the near future, where robots are part of everyday society and as common as toasters.
Dracula is alive and well — and sounds like Adam Sandler with a Bulgarian accent.