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Peter Noble Kuchera

Originally from Columbus, Indiana, Peter moved to Bloomington in 1998. He completed four years of film study at the University of Minnesota and two years of film production in the Film Cities in St. Paul. He began reviewing movies for WFIU in 2003 and began producing on-air fundraising spots for WTIU in 2006. In 2008 he received a second place award for Best Radio Critic at the Los Angeles Press Club’s First Annual National Entertainment Journalism Awards in 2008. Peter passed away suddenly on June 8, 2009.

Recent Posts by Peter Noble Kuchera

June 9, 2009

 

Up

"Up" is nothing if not a garden of delights. This is the kind of movie that Hollywood used to do so well.

June 1, 2009

 

Terminator: Salvation

I'm going to plant a flag and say that the fourth film in the "Terminator" series is not science fiction. Furthermore, that's exactly its problem.

May 22, 2009

 

Angels and Demons

This is going to be only half a review of "Angels and Demons" - because I could only make it through the first half of the film.

May 18, 2009

 

Obsessed

Why, with so much talent warming up in the bullpen, did we have to play by the hoary rules of "Fatal Attraction?"

May 13, 2009

 

Star Trek

WFIU Movie Critic Peter Noble Kuchera reviews J.J. Abrams take on the Star Trek Franchise.

May 4, 2009

 

State of Play

Cal McAffrey has become a curmudgeon. He’s been a reporter for “The Washington Globe” for fifteen years (and writes on a sixteen-year-old computer).

April 27, 2009

 

Monsters vs. Aliens in 3D

Monsters vs. Aliens has been out a few weeks, so forgive me if you’ve already lost the argument with your spawn and have seen it. I held out while I could. It sure looked like a corporate golem from DreamWorks, the house of SHREK, a shiny disco ball of pop culture references substituting for humor and hollow, rubbery characters tiptoeing across the digital Astroturf with Barbie-doll-stiffness.

April 20, 2009

 

Tell No One

If you're a fan of thrillers in the vein of Hitchcock's specialty - an innocent man wrongly accused - or more recent Swiss watches like the ‘80s classic "No Way Out" -- then I'd like to draw your attention to an essential contribution to the genre. It's a French film called "Tell No One," and if you missed it last summer, and in its recent run at the Ryder Film Festival, it came out last week on DVD.

April 13, 2009

 

Adventureland

These couples FLOAT. I don't think I can better describe this phenomenon without diminishing it. If you've taken that walk even once, count yourself fortunate.

April 7, 2009

 

I Love You, Man

Even the title is something so many of us men can’t say: “I Love You, Man”. Other movies have treated the theme – that American culture provides no avenue for men to express same-sex, heterosexual affection – but none have so successfully mined it for gags.

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