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Sundance 2021: ‘Misha and the Wolves’

Nazis took Misha Defonseca’s parents away, and, at 7 years old, she made her way through miles of wilderness in hopes of finding them—or so the story goes. Misha and the Wolves...

Sundance 2021: ‘Mother Schmuckers’

Brothers Issachar and Zabulon are jackasses. And if Jackass-style jokes and crude comedy are what you need to purge your cynicism over the last year, Sundance selection Mother Schmuckers, which follows the...

Sundance 2021: ‘One for the Road’

Thai director Baz Poonpiriya's One for the Road is a lush road film, a buddy picture, a romantic comedy, an epic melodrama, a story of betrayal—or three, more or less—and the struggle...

Film Review: “Wolf of Snow Hollow” Terrorizes Wasatch Mountains

Tis the season for spooky movies, and a locally shot film recently made available for purchase on several streaming services is here to save us from coronavirus-induced boredom by scaring us while...

Slamdance Film Festival Leaving Park City for 2021

The Slamdance Film Festival will not be staged in Park City in 2021, but will instead take place in Joshua Tree, California and online from January 22-28, 2021. For more than two...

Movie Night at Redman: Play it Again, Please!

What a glorious thing is a full-size movie screen! I've become so accustomed to TV- and computer-sized viewing, the sight of those giant images kind of took my breath away. I'm not...

Cure Summer Movie Blues at the UOP Drive-In

Sitting in an air-conditioned theater and shoveling snacks into our faces is a time-honored dog-days tradition, but the summer blockbuster has been effectively sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic. Whether you’ve been biding...

Sundance Weighs Altered Plans for 2021 Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival is going to look a little different in 2021. The news doesn’t come as a major surprise, what with the world embroiled in the chaos of a marginally-controlled...

Checking in on Butch and Sundance

“You just keep thinking, Butch. That’s what you’re good at.” Robert Redford’s Sundance Kid tosses that specific shard of wry flattery at Paul Newman’s Butch Cassidy multiple times over the course of...

Yalda, A Night of Forgiveness

The opening shot hovers over a major metropolis at night, illuminated by the evening traffic flowing along a network of freeways leading out to the suburbs. Dominating the foreground are the upper...

Slamdance 2020: Tahara

The Jewish tradition of tahara, washing/cleansing a body before burial, purifies the body and, like a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on grime, washes away hangups regarding social status. Of course, for the...

Sundance 2020: The Killing of Two Lovers

Shot and set in Kanosh, Utah, just over two hours from Salt Lake, writer/director Robert Machoian’s The Killing of Two Lovers draws you in with its almost unyielding tension.  And that tension starts...

Slamdance 2020: Big Fur

Dan Wayne’s Big Fur tells the story behind world-champion taxidermist Ken Walker’s recreation of sasquatch, “Patty,” based on many supposed eyewitness reports and the 1967 Patterson-Gimlin footage that still baffles viewers to...

Horse Girl, Losing It at the Movies

Sarah is a pretty normal girl. By day, she works at a craft store. Her coworkers are like her family. She really knows a lot about lacquers and fabrics. She's got a...

Sundance 2020: Downhill Red Carpet

After Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), Pete (Will Ferrell) and their sons survive an avalanche, they reassess their lives and their relationships. Downhill premiered Sunday, January 26th at Sundance. To check out our exclusive Red...

Sundance 2020: The Nest Red Carpet

In the Film The Nest, Jude Law plays Rory, an entrepreneur who decides to up and move his family in hopes of opportunity. But this leap of faith has more consequences than...
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