Category Archives: Film

Summer classic: ‘Harvey’

If you are going to hang an entire movie on a central character who is an alcoholic and firmly believes he hangs out with a six-foot, 3-inch white rabbit, you need to have an actor who can pull it off. And … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek’

After a day of mourning his death, Robin Williams would probably be the first person to tell movie lovers they could use a good laugh. The Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics series has just the thing for us in the Preston … Continue reading

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Appreciation: Robin Williams, 1951-2014

Most of us first met Robin Williams as Mork from Ork, who arrived on Earth in a giant egg and charmed the planet, particularly a fetching earthling named Mindy. In the years after Mork & Mindy’s run on ABC from 1978 to … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Double Indemnity’

It’s a classic film noir story line: A beautiful dame talks a gullible guy into killing her husband with the promise that they will run off together. Of course, it never quite works out that way. Wednesday’s Summer Classic at the Kentucky … Continue reading

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Summer classic: ‘Mary Poppins’

If the Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics series has a classic of its own, it has to be Mary Poppins. Showings of the Disney classic always attract packed houses of the young and young at heart. The Mary Poppins story has been told … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: ‘Once Upon a Time in the West’

America is the great melting pot, and one of cinema’s great 20th-century genres was the spaghetti Western: films about the American West, lensed by Italians, primarily Sergio Leone. For its Summer Classics series this Fourth of July week, the Kentucky Theatre … Continue reading

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Lexington fencing documentary premieres Thursday

Lexington filmmaker Sean Anderson has worked on films and productions for PBS, Starz, ABC News, CBS Sports and other national and international outlets. For his latest project, the filmmaker fixed his attention on a small Lexington fencing club and its … Continue reading

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Summer Classic: ‘Dr. Strangelove’

We may not be staring down mutually assured destruction the way we believed we were back in the Cold War days of the mid-20th century. But the recent tensions between the United States and Russia can make you oddly nostalgic … Continue reading

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Lexington filmmaker brings her big-city experience home

Stephanie Wyatt booked her first movie within days of moving to Los Angeles. But then, on the set, someone said something to her that would resonate through her entire stay in Hollywood. “This lady turned to me and said, ‘You’re … Continue reading

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Summer classic: Dr. Zhivago

The Kentucky Theatre Summer Classics Series has informal slots for Alfred Hitchcock films, Jimmy Stewart movies and a few other standards. David Lean epics would be another appropriate perennial. The 1965 Russian epic Dr. Zhivago came in the midst of an astonishing … Continue reading

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