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Originality is a rare commodity in Hollywood, but Oscar-winning writer/director Jordan Peele demonstrates more than his fair share in his new horror film, “Us.” Multiple social allegories are explored in the story of a family of four that is terrorized by a murderous quartet that looks exactly like them. Lupita Nyong’o gives a stunning dual performance as the mom and her evil doppelganger. Prepare to be creeped out and intrigued at the same time.

 

Julianne Moore has given some top-notch performance and her turn in the comic drama “Gloria Bell” is no exception. A remake of an acclaimed Chilean film, “Gloria Bell” tells the story of a divorcée taking a second chance on romance. This very adult movie provides a realistic, almost melancholy look at the emotional struggles of women of a certain age. It doesn’t all work, but Moore creates a memorable portrait of quiet resilience.

 

I’m not sure what the title “Dragged Across Concrete” means, but I felt like I had been after watching this grueling and gritty three-hour crime drama. Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn play cops disciplined for employing rough tactics. While on suspension, the opportunity to steal gold from crooks becomes too tempting to resist. There are some disturbing social undertones in this violent movie that border on racism. You may be rooting for criminal Tory Kittles in the end, but mostly for the movie to end.

 

“Out of Blue” plays like it could have been an early David Lynch movie. Patricia Clarkson plays a New Orleans homicide detective whose life becomes metaphysically entangled with that of a murder victim, a young astrophysicist. It’s a smart and ambitious neo-noir thriller, but weird and unwieldly.

 

Also opening this week, “The Wedding Guest” is an action thriller about a kidnapping set in Pakistan and India. Dev Patel stars.


The strange true story about an attempt to rob $30 million from Richard Nixon’s secret illegal campaign fund becomes a strange comic movie. Aussie actor Travis Fimmel (“Lean on Pete”) plays Harry Barber, a fan of actor Steve McQueen, who tries to look and act like the famous actor. He joins in a plot with his uncle (William Fichtner from “Quiz Show”) to loot a California bank filled with Nixon’s cash. Detective Forest Whitaker (“Black Panther”) and Lily Rabe (“Vice”) are in hot pursuit.

Take Two: “Finding Steve McQueen” (R)
Episode date : March 22, 2019
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A full hour of witty conversations, good (and bad) jokes, comedy situations, good (and bad) puns, and silly songs presented by KKFI’s own radio theater company Shots in the Night.

Shots in the Night Comedy Hour
Episode date : March 21, 2019
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Last month, teachers met in El Paso to demand an end to child detention. This week on the Heartland Labor Forum, we’ll hear about their teach-in at the border – a teach-in for freedom. Find out how US policies are affecting kids from eyewitness testimonies. Tune in Thursday at 6pm, rebroadcast Friday at 5am.

A Teach-In at the Border
Episode date : March 21, 2019
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Join us as we talk with candidates for Kansas City Council 3rd District at Large, State Representative Brandon Ellington and Pastor Wallace S Hartsfield II.



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Mic Check Test 2
Episode date : March 20, 2019
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In this episode of Non-Violence Radio, we start with the Nonviolence Report (News and Analysis). Were joined by artists and conflict resolution specialists, Zann and Craig Jacobrown. Theyve brought along their workbook, The Ancient Art of Conflict Resolution, which draws inspiration from activities/practices/belief systems of the indigenous cultures of the Pacific Northwests conflict resolution teachings.

The Metta Center for Nonviolence. Learn more about our work at www.mettacenter.org


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