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Monday, June 18, 2018

Music Monday: June 18

Belle and Sebastian at Sundance Mountain Music, Dispatch at Red Butte Garden & more
The big music news this week comes from the inaugural edition of Sundance Mountain Music on Wednesday, June 20.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Movie Reviews: Incredibles 2, Tag, Hearts Beat Loud, Superfly

American Animals, Gotti
The return of Pixar's superhero family shares multiplex screens with a true story of game-playing buddies and the remake of a blaxsploitation classic, while art house offerings include a low-key father-daughter drama and a unique fact-based heist thriller. The comedy Tag  (pictured) takes the slapstick of its fact-based premise and tries to add an earnest exploration of male friendship.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Come on Trixie, Let’s Go Party

Svelte icon Trixie Mattel on success, prison-sex fantasies and being that bitch.
The Milwaukee native, speaks with City Weekly about Mormons, the perils of intimate fan encounters and pee color.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Movie Reviews: Ocean's 8, Hereditary, Hotel Artemis and First Reformed

Mary Shelley, On Chesil Beach, Zoo
A few different kinds of horror highlight this weekend at the movies, from the story behind Frankenstein  to spiritual torment to a family facing actual supernatural terrors—all that, plus a new Ocean heist. The heist caper Ocean's 8  (pictured) can't turn its list of genre ingredients into a delightful dish. First-time writer/director Ari Aster shows all the right moves in the chilling horror tale Hereditary.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Movie Reviews: Adrift, Upgrade, Beast, How to Talk to Girls at Parties

In the Last Days of the City, Jewel's Catch One
Summer blockbusters are nowhere to be found in the post-Memorial Day weekend, but the offerings range from disaster drama to sci-fi horror to documentary profile of a groundbreaking business owner. A smart structural decision provides the human drama of the fact-based disaster drama Adrift (pictured).

Friday, May 25, 2018

Movie Reviews: Solo, The Rider, Let the Sunshine In, 1945

The new Star Wars prequel dominates multiplexes for Memorial Day weekend, but a variety of intriguing counter-programming options come to the Salt Lake Film Society screens.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Movie Reviews: Deadpool 2, Book Club, Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

RBG, Show Dogs, Disobedience
The wise-cracking super-anti-hero returns to multiplexes, along with some senior-focused counter-programming, while two biographical documentaries focus on two very different public figures. Book Club (pictured) gives rare lead roles to its veteran female stars, but can't muster more to say than "lol, horny olds."

Friday, May 11, 2018

Movie Reviews: Life of the Party, Breaking In, The Judge

The Endless, Racer and the Jailbird
Melissa McCarthy and Gabrielle Union star in two very different stories about moms for Mother's Day weekend, while art-house offerings include a Belgian romantic drama, a documentary about a pioneering jurist and a philosophically-minded science-fiction yarn. Life of the Party (pictured) doesn't give much weight to its jokey "nice mom  + girls-gone-wild" premise, but at least offers several funny women a chance to show their chops.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Movie Reviews: Tully, Overboard, Itzhak

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, Ismael's Ghost
While super-heroes continue to dominate the multiplexes, a couple of new releases offer humor and heartbreak, and art-house offerings include a pair of very different artist-profile documentaries. Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami makes the case for its subject's diva status, even if you'd never heard of her before.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Listen to His Declaration

'Hamilton' star criticizes SLC audience's cell-phone behavior.
The era of the cell phone  and its perpetual distraction isn't always kind to live performances.

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