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Movie Critics: What To Watch In Autumn

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The fall movie season is almost upon us and with it comes more adult fare--even a few fine films that are generating some Oscar buzz.  Plus they also chat about the Kansas International Film Festival and the unique offerings it brings.

Today on Central Standard, Russ Simmons and the movie critics review flicks currently showing. They also walk us through the surprises, the usual suspects, and the instant classics opening up during awards season. We also want to hear your opinion on the matter!

REVIEWS (Out of 5 Stars)


The 13th Annual Kansas International Film Festival

October 4 - 10, 2013

Glenwood Arts Theatre, Overland Park, Kansas

Tivoli Performing Arts Series

New York Philharmonic, “A Dancer’s Dream”

Sunday, Sept. 12th, 1 PM

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbor, “Carmen”

Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 1:30 PM

Movies About Making Movies

Day For Night

Thursday, Sept. 12th, 7:00 PM

American Movie

Thursday, Sept. 26th, 7:00 PM

Beware of a Holy Whore

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 7:00 PM

Lost in La Mancha

Thursday, Oct. 17th, 7:00 PM

Living in Oblivion

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 7:00 PM


  • Tom Poe, Associate Professor of Film at UMKC
  • Marie Asner, Film Critic for The Phantom Tollbooth
  • Dotty Hamilton, Vice President/Programming for the Kansas International Film Festival
  • Brian Mossman, President/Operations for the Kansas International Film Festival
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