Podcast - Take Two

Take Two is KKFI's exclusive movie review program! Hosted by film critic Russ Simmons and our own Susan Sanders, get the buzz on the latest flicks coming to Kansas City theaters.

“All Is Lost”

Russ and Susan chat about Robert Redford's solo turn in the movie All Is Lost, an American survival film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Redford as a man lost at sea. Redford is the only cast member, and the film has almost no dialogue.

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“12 Years A Slave”

Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders discuss their takes on 12 Years A Slave, a British-American epic historical drama film, an adaptation of the 1853 autobiography Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and sold into slavery. The movie stars...

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“Captain Phillips”

Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders chat about Captain Phillips, an American action thriller based on real events surrounding the Somalian pirate takeover of a cargo ship, directed by Paul Greengrass and starring Tom Hanks and Barkhad Abdi.

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“Prisoners”

Russ and Susan analyze Prisoners, an American thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. The film has an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo, and Paul Dano.

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“Hannah Arendt”

This week's review is of the biopic Hannah Arendt, a German-Luxembourgian-French  drama film about German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt directed by Margarethe von Trotta and starring Barbara Sukowa.

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“In A World”

This week on Take Two, Russ Simmons and Susan Sanders review In A World, directed by and starring Lake Bell in her feature-length writing, directing, and producing debut. The film follows a young woman doing voice-over work for film trailers.

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