KKFI-FM (Kansas City)

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Rating Title/Year Author
3/5 The Vigil (2019) Russ Simmons If the opportunity to be creeped out for a few hours beckons you, then "The Vigil" is right up your alley. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2021
4/5 Minari (2020) Russ Simmons "Minari" is the very definition of a pleasant surprise. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2021
3/5 The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021) Russ Simmons Andra Day makes an auspicious and striking feature film debut in "The United States vs. Billie Holiday." EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2021
2/5 Flora and Ulysses (2020) Russ Simmons There's a lot of slapstick and broad humor that saps "Flora & Ulysses" of much of its heart. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
2/5 Blithe Spirit (2020) Russ Simmons "Blithe Spirit" is a spiritless version of Sir Noel Coward's 1941 supernatural comic play. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
3/5 Rock Camp: The Movie (2021) Russ Simmons The talking heads include Roger Daltry, Alice Cooper, Gene Simmons, Sammy Hagar and Joe Perry, all of whom seem to be having fun...just like viewers of this movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
3/5 Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence (2021) Russ Simmons "Bobbi Jo: Under the Influence" is an inspiring, challenging film. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
4/5 Nomadland (2020) Russ Simmons It's slow-moving, but "Nomandland" is elegantly understated and effective. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
2/5 Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar (2021) Russ Simmons Just be prepared for a broad, two-hour sketch. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
3/5 The Mauritanian (2021) Russ Simmons Director Kevin McDonald's approach to the material lacks the drive and urgency that the story deserves, but "The Mauritanian" is still an enlightening and thought-provoking watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
4/5 Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) Russ Simmons "Judas & the Black Messiah" is an illuminating and instructive social statement. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2021
3/5 Rams (2020) Russ Simmons While it doesn't all work, the capable cast gives the low-key "Rams" a much-needed punch. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
2/5 Falling (2020) Russ Simmons You have to give Mortensen credit though for his uncompromising viewpoint. Still, "Falling" is an agonizing watch. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
2/5 Malcolm & Marie (2021) Russ Simmons "Malcolm & Marie" is observant but frustratingly repetitious. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2021
2/5 The Little Things (2021) Russ Simmons The film adds nothing new to the genre and the story eventually loses its credibility. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/5 Penguin Bloom (2020) Russ Simmons While it's formulaic, "Penguin Bloom" rises above its emotional manipulations to find some moments of emotional authenticity. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/5 Supernova (2020) Russ Simmons "Supernova" somehow manages to avoid becoming too saccharine and sentimental thanks largely to the capable cast and the filmmakers' subtle approach. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
4/5 The Dig (2021) Russ Simmons "The Dig" is a truly welcome and pleasant surprise. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2021
3/5 The White Tiger (2021) Russ Simmons If a Dickens novel had included a hero who employed nefarious means to pull himself out of his troubles, it might have looked a bit like "The White Tiger." EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
3/5 Our Friend (2019) Russ Simmons "Our Friend" manages some truthful moments that make the emotional manipulation a bit easier to take. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
2/5 No Man's Land (2021) Russ Simmons The filmmakers are obviously hoping that their story works to expose contemporary racial injustice, making it a timely update of well-worn Western themes. But the slowly paced "No Man's Land" doesn't quite live up to that promise. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2021
2/5 The Marksman (2021) Russ Simmons With more plot holes than bullet holes, this marksman misses the target. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
3/5 MLK/FBI (2020) Russ Simmons While the film adds nothing new to this story, "MLK/FBI" is a good primer for those who may be unaware of this dark chapter of our history. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
2/5 Outside the Wire (2021) Russ Simmons "Outside the Wire" doesn't adhere to its own reality, so it's a frustrating misfire. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
4/5 One Night in Miami (2020) Russ Simmons It's a thought-provoking speculation about the cultural, spiritual and political issues that the African American community was struggling with. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2021
3/5 Shadow in the Cloud (2020) Russ Simmons "Shadow in the Cloud" is zippy, well directed midnight movie fodder. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
2/5 Stars Fell on Alabama (2021) Russ Simmons The likable cast can't quite overcome the script's glaring cliches EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
4/5 Pieces of a Woman (2020) Russ Simmons It's admittedly hard to endure but is a distinctive acting showcase that thrusts Kirby into this year's Oscar race. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
4/5 Sylvie's Love (2020) Russ Simmons "Silvie's Love is beautifully shot, lush and lyrical. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2021
2/5 Monster Hunter (2020) Russ Simmons Somehow, it's both action-packed and boring. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/5 Promising Young Woman (2020) Russ Simmons The title "Promising Young Woman" could also describe first-time filmmaker Emerald Fennell. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 The Midnight Sky (2020) Russ Simmons Clooney also directed this moody philosophical thriller that is more than competent, but a bit too unhurried for its own good. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/5 News of the World (2020) Russ Simmons "News of the World" plays like a mix of "True Grit" and "The Searchers," and I mean that in the best way. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
5/5 Soul (2020) Russ Simmons "Soul" is a Disney+ feature that again demonstrates that animation can be a powerful way to tell a compelling story that would be difficult for live action. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (2020) Russ Simmons For fans, it proves their success is more than jive talkin'. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/5 Another Round (2020) Russ Simmons "Another Round" is a thoughtful exploration of its bizarre hypothesis. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 Fatale (2020) Russ Simmons Although it's overly familiar, "Fatale" provides some welcome chills for fans of the genre. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
4/5 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) Russ Simmons "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is a challenging drama that hits some resonant notes. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/5 76 Days (2020) Russ Simmons "76 Days" serves as an empathetic salute to all frontline workers. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2/5 Wander (2020) Russ Simmons "Wander" is extremely well acted, but its outlandish twists and turns will have you rolling your eyes in disbelief. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 Black Bear (2020) Russ Simmons It's a very smart and intriguing movie, but "Black Bear" nearly outsmarts itself with its multiple contrivances and plot layers. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 Godmothered (2020) Russ Simmons While this Disney+ offering never quite achieves its comic potential, "Godmothered" is a warm and entertaining lark. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 Safety (2020) Russ Simmons "Safety" is sweet and utterly predictable. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2/5 Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Russ Simmons There's an excessive amount of blarney in John Patrick Shanley's rural Irish romance. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
2/5 The Stand In (2020) Russ Simmons Drew is appealing, but the jokes in this showbiz farce miss more often than they hit. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 I'm Your Woman (2020) Russ Simmons It's an involving and disturbing thriller. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
4/5 Wander Darkly (2020) Russ Simmons It takes viewers to intriguing, unexpected places. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 Let Them All Talk (2020) Russ Simmons It's an easy-going tale that unfolds as leisurely as a senior cruise. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
3/5 The Prom (2020) Russ Simmons It's overlong and it's message as subtle as a sledgehammer, but a great cast makes this frantic prom worth attending. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2020
4/5 Uncle Frank (2020) Russ Simmons The cast is first-rate in this heartfelt cry for tolerance from Oscar-winning filmmaker Alan Ball. EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2020