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Dr. Stacey Yaeger Huddelston, school board member of Kansas City Kansas Public Schools–District 500, shares insight on becoming a board member and the inner workings of the school system.


On Every Woman we will be speaking with biographer, writer, and former actress Eve Golden! We will learn some interesting tidbits from the lives of the great women and men of film and theatre she has researched and written about, such as Jean Harlow, Theda Bara, Anna Held, Kay Kendall, Irene and Vernon Castle, and more. We will also learn a bit about what inspired her career as a film and theatre historian.

Please join us at 3:00 pm Central time on 90.1 FM, streaming on kkfi.org, or via various apps on your phones! And be sure to keep up with Every Woman at our Facebook page which you can find right here!


Before last year, pundits had declared the strike to be dead. You couldn’t win, they said, and added that unions would soon die, too. Wrong! Guess who has revived the strike and is giving us lessons on how to win? It’s teachers, of course! Get educated this week on the Heartland Labor Forum when 3 local teachers and a reporter from Labor Notes discuss the strikes in West Virginia, LA, Minnesota, Denver, Oakland and more. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

 


Argentine/French filmmaker Gaspar Noé has a full and impressive command of the medium. But he has the darkest, ugliest world view of any working filmmaker. His latest descent into cinematic hell is “Climax.” A group of dancers enjoy a party until someone spikes the punch with acid and the affair degenerates into a hallucinatory orgy of violence. Although the dancing is excellent, Noé somehow renders these horrifying events boring.

 

“Ruben Brandt: Collector” is a visually impressive animated thriller for adults from Hungary. A psychiatrist and a group of his patients pull off a series of art heists in an attempt to put a halt to the doctor’s nightmares. Art students may enjoy the inside jokes in this wacky heist movie, but the whole thing is a bit too convoluted for its own good.

 

“Finding Steve McQueen” is a very laid-back 1970s crime tale, inspired by a true story. Travis Fimmel plays a McQueen fan who attempts to pull off a $30 million bank job from Richard Nixon’s secret campaign fund. The best thing about this modest little opus is the infectious soundtrack filled with 70s pop tunes.

 

“Birds of Passage” is yet another true story, this time set in Columbia in the 70s. Breaking their tradition of honor, a tribe of indigenous people get into the illegal drug trade and, as you might guess, things go badly. While it’s long and slowly paced, it’s an effectively artistic representation of the corrosive effect of greed.

 

Also opening this week, “Wonder Park” is an animated adventure about a magical amusement park. “Captive State” is a sci-fi thriller about an alien invasion.“Five Feet Apart” is a drama about two teen cystic fibrosis patients who fall in love. “Woman at War” is a comic drama from Iceland about an environmental activist who attempts to adopt a Ukrainian child.


he Marvel Universe offers yet another superhero origin story, this time set in the 1990s. “Captain Marvel” stars Bree Larson as Vers, a member of the alien Kree Starforce. But through a convoluted series of plot twists, she discovers that she’s actually Carol Danvers, a former U.S. Air Force pilot now imbued with high-energy powers absorbed during an experimental aircraft crash. Carol goes through a series of challenges with Avengers honcho Nick Fury, played by Samuel L. Jackson, and must ultimately decide where her allegiance lies.

 

Quality-wise, “Captain Marvel” undoubtedly lands somewhere in the middle of the pack among Marvel superhero movies, but it’s still good, goofy fun and Larson displays acting chops that remind us why she’s an Oscar winner.

 

Although the directors and editor lose focus during the early scenes, it all makes sense as the plot unfolds. I have to commend the filmmakers for shedding some of the misogynistic, sexist elements of the “Captain Marvel” comics and replacing them with aspects of female empowerment.

 

While I’ll admit that superhero fatigue has hit many of us by now, the character of Captain Marvel emerges to fill a hole that the Avengers franchise sorely needed.

While it’s certainly flawed, the millions of Marvel fans out there should still find plenty to like in “Captain Marvel.”

 

Also opening this week, “Level 16” is an unrated sci-fi suspense offering about a sixteen-year-old girl imprisoned in a boarding school in a dystopian near future. She and a former friend attempt to unearth the truth about their incarceration. “The Kid” is yet another western about Billy the Kid. Ethan Hawke plays Sheriff Pat Garrett and Dane DeHaan plays Billy. Chris Pratt takes an unusual villain role in this semi-biographical pic directed by actor Vincent D’Onofrio.


Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson (“Room”) stars alongside Samuel L. Jackson (“Glass”), Annette Bening (“The Kids Are All Right”) and Jude Law (“Fantastic Beasts”) in yet another Marvel origin story, this time set in the 1990s.

Take Two: “Captain Marvel” (PG-13)
Episode date : March 15, 2019
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Acclaimed French actress Isabel Huppert (“Elle”) and Chloë Grace Moretz (“Kick Ass”) star in the new Hitchcock-like suspense thriller “Greta.” It was written and directed by Neil Jordan (“The Crying Game”).

Take Two: “Greta” (R)
Episode date : March 8, 2019
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