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Movie Critics: Reviews Of March Releases Plus A Look At the Kansas City FilmFest

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From the over-the-top, young-adult heroics of "Divergent" to the eccentric comedy of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and the intriguing examination of obsession in the documentary "Tim’s Vermeer" the offerings over the last month at local movie theaters has certainly been diverse. And that horn of plenty continues to overflow as the 18th annual Kansas CityFilmFest begins in earnest next week. Today on Central Standard the Film Critics review the last months recent release and explore the offerings from the Kansas City FilmFest.

Opened on March 7:

Opened on March 14:

Opened on March 21:

Opens on March 28:


  • Tom Poe, film critic and professor of film at UMKC
  • Trey Hock, film critic and instructor of Photography and Digital Film Department at the Kansas City Art Institute
  • David Barnard, Chairman of Kansas City Film Fest

Eds note: During this broadcast, the Kansas City FilmFest was incorrectly stated as beginning on April 9. The festival begins April 5 and runs through April 13.

Central Standard movie critics
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.