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Brick House

The House of Mirth is a lovely period piece, but doesn’t evoke the emotion it could.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Edith Wharton, the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for literature, brilliantly captured the fashionable world of turn-of-the century society in New York. It was a world where social ambition and carefully proscribed class divisions prevailed. But...

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For the Children

Kids First! Film Festival focuses on teaching kids to find positive examples in the media.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Like so many parents, Naomi Silverstone is concerned about what her twin daughters are exposed to through the media. That’s why she and friend, Sylvia Nibley, formed a Utah chapter of the Coalition for Quality Children’s Media, a national...

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Heifers in the Mist

SLC filmmaker JC Brady turned his lens on the magnificent bovine and set his sights on Sundance.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Taking a cue from renowned primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall, Salt Lake City filmmaker JC Brady goes in search of another misunderstood and maligned animal: the cow. Brady’s short film, Wild Pasture, played at the Sundance Film Festival. It’s...

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Pretty Woman

Malenemay not be an original story, but its sensitivity and standout performances make it worth seeing.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Guiseppe Tornatore’s enchanting Cinema Paradiso delved into the youthful dreams of a boy who lived for the flickering images on the silver screen. In his latest film, Malena, the Italian director revisits the dreams and fantasies of adolescence...

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Gridlock

Traffic races to condemn drug policy that keeps a war raging full speed ahead.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Steven Soderbergh’s latest film is an unflinchingly realistic portrayal of a war that can’t be won. Traffic is an emotionally intense drama, made even more so by its pseudo-documentary filming style, which creates an immediacy so keen you...

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Package Deal

Even a star-studded cast of Oscar winners and nominees can’t save The Gift.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Billy Bob Thornton, who co-wrote this screenplay with Tom Epperson, was aiming for a Southern gothic horror thriller. But don’t make the mistake of expecting much just because Thornton has a Sling Blade to his credit. His latest film is just badly...

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Candy Land

Chocolate opens up a world of secret desire and creative longing.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - We’ve heard about the endorphin enhancing properties of chocolate, but in Lasse Hallström’s sparkling new film based on Joanne Harris’ 1999 novel, it gains mystical status as a healing balm and a transforming elixir that unlocks...

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Last Days

The Cuban Missile Crisis gets an impassioned yet accurate treatment in Thirteen Days.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - I was too young during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 to realize exactly what was at stake or how close mankind came to annihilating itself. Roger Donaldson’s incredibly sobering and emotionally wrenching behind-the-scenes drama drives home the...

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Reality Bites

The Family Man explores the age-old question What if? but fails to bring any new perspective to it.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Who hasn’t wondered about the path not chosen, about where you might have landed or what kind of life you might have carved out under different circumstances or given different choices? The notion is hardly original, nor, unfortunately, is Brett...

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Bound and Gagged

Meg Ryan and Russell Crowe are held hostage by emotion in Proof of Life.

By Mary Dickson
POSTED // Jun 11,2007 - Still paying off that student loan? Need some seed capital for that pancakes-by-mail Internet company you cooked up? Just enjoy putting black bags on people’s heads and taking them for hikes in the mountains? Maybe the K&R business is for you....
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