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The Best and Worst Movies Filmed in Utah

No Utahns were harmed in the writing of this article. The Beehive State's film resumé boasts both John Ford’s iconic Westerns and campy cult horror flicks. Here are our 10 favorite movies filmed in Utah.

The Iconic Film History of Monument Valley

Director John Ford made the red rock cliffs and heaven-reaching sandstone buttes of Monument Valley the quintessential Western landscape.

Scaring Up Business: Horror Movies Filmed in Utah

Whether seriously scary, laughably campy, or just plain cringey, many horror movies and splatter flicks are filmed in Utah.

The State of Utah’s Film Industry

While 2021 saw a small rebound from an abysmal 2020, growth in Utah's film industry has leveled off over the last 15 years. Could it be time for a second act?

‘Under The Banner of Heaven’ Is a Tale of Multiple Mormonisms

Andrew Garfield stars in new FX/Hulu series adapting Jon Krakauer’s ‘Under The Banner Of Heaven’

Warren Jeffs’ Former Wives And Children Speak In New FLDS Docuseries ‘Preaching Evil’

Preaching Evil: A Wife on the Run with Warren Jeffs is the latest documentary to tell the story of Warren Jeffs, the now-imprisoned leader of the Fundamental Latter-Day Saints (FLDS), an off-shoot...

‘The Batman’ Comes SO Close To Sticking The Superhero Landing

Let’s talk about Batman. Specifically, let’s talk about The Batman. The latest film to adapt the DC Comic title takes place two years into Batman’s (Robert Pattinson) vigilante mission, and he’s the...

2022 Sundance Highlights And Awards

The votes are in! After nine days of screenings (all online for the second year in a row)—including 84 feature films and 59 short films—the 2022 Sundance Film Festival announced the recipients...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Watcher’

There’s a moment early in Chloe Okuno’s Watcher where our lead Julia (played with simmering dread by indie horror darling Maika Monroe, of It Follows and The Guest) stares at a silhouetted...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Emily the Criminal’

riter/director John Patton Ford’s Emily the Criminal offers so little time to catch a breath as you inch closer to the edge of your seat the deeper Emily digs the hole she stepped in.

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘The Mission’

The Mission, a documentary premiering at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, represents the first time the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (most commonly referred to as the LDS or Mormon...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘blood’

blood transitions from past to present to dream seamlessly, while offering a pleasant story with some unfortunately unanswered questions.

Sundance 2022 Feature Films Take On Abortion Rights

Jan. 22 was the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision on abortion rights, and it could be the last, pending yet another Supreme Court decision. As anti-abortion...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Dos Estaciones’

It might be said that terroir is at the heart of Juan Pablo González's stark and subtle drama Dos Estaciones. It is, in many ways, a film about the crafting of tequila...

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Resurrection’

Andrew Semans’ Resurrection explores themes of power and control, pride, gaslighting and motherhood as a woman faces a manipulative figure from her past.

Sundance 2022 Review: ‘Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power’

As a filmmaker, now I am asking myself, where does the camera go? What am I looking at? Am I showing what it feels like to be looked at? Am I showing...
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