There is an effort underway to get a full-time Film Commissioner for Kansas City. This could be a tremendous boon to the area, so if you want to show your support, there is a public hearing this weekend, and another the following week.
The KCFCC is co-sponsoring a screening of director John D. Hancock’s work-in-progress, Swan Song, on January 30th. Go here for the full press release.
Trey Hock – Scene-Stealers – Top 10 Underrated Movies of 2013
Eric Melin – Lawrence Journal-World & Scene-Stealers – Top 10 Movies of 2013 (and More)
Russ Simmons – The Screening Room on Fox 4 – Best and Worst Movies of 2013
Nathan Swank – Flix 66 – The Ten Best Movies of 2013
Part 1 of our annual roundup:
Phil Boatwright – Preview Online – The Best, the Worst and the Could-Have-Beens
Robert Butler – Butler’s Cinema Scene – Ten Best of 2013
Robert Butler, Cynthia Haines & Steve Walker – Up to Date – Top 10 Indie, Foreign & Documentary Films of 2013
Jack Poessiger – KC Confidential – Jack’s Best (& Worst) Nights of “Flickering” in the Darkness
Alan Rapp – Razorfine – Top 13 Movies of 2013
Michael D. Smith – KC Metropolis – Top Films of 2013
On December 15th, 2013, the Kansas City Film Critics Circle announced the winners of its 47th annual awards -
Best Film: 12 Years a Slave
Robert Altman Award for Best Director – Tie: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity & Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Best Original Screenplay: Spike Jonze, Her
Best Adapted Screenplay: John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Best Animated Film – Tie: Despicable Me 2 & Frozen
Best Foreign Film: Blue Is the Warmest Color (France)
Best Documentary: The Act of Killing
Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: Her
Features and media appearances by some of KCFCC’s members:
Jon Niccum reports on efforts to help Kansas City’s independent movie houses convert to digital projection.
Michael A. Smith interviews Edward James Olmos at Media Mikes.
Jack Poessiger discusses the new local documentary Gangland Wire at KC Confidential.