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Thursday, April 2, 2020

"City of Salt": Local film launches a one-day streaming premiere

Like all artists, filmmakers are being forced in this time to make contingency plans for how to get their movies out into the world—even if it’s just for a brief time.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Salt Lake Film Society launches SLFS @home Online Screening Room

Here's how to support independent film and your local indie cinemas.
Movie theaters are shuttered during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving people to seek remote viewing options for movies. But you can still support your local movie theater now, even as you watch from home.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Movie Reviews: The Hunt, Bloodshot, Wendy, I Still Believe

Big Time Adolescence, The Traitor, The Times of Bill Cunningham, Swallow
Big Time Adolescence *** Hypothetically speaking, if this movie consisted solely of 90 minutes of Pete Davidson smiling goofily and describing everything as “sick,” it might still be hella-fun. It turns out to be more than that, following the friendship between 16-year-old Mo (Griffin Glick) and his unlikely best friend: 23-year-old Zeke (Davidson), the pot-smoking, layabout ex-boyfriend of Mo’s sister.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Movie Reviews: Emma, Onward, Ordinary Love, Greed

Beneath Us, The Way Back
Beneath Us ** The success of Jordan Peele’s films might inspire a new wave of socially-conscious horror, but the good intentions need to be paired with solid storytelling and filmmaking. Co-writer/director Max Pachman’s debut feature finds a quartet of undocumented immigrant day laborers –including brothers Alejandro (Rigo Sanchez) and Memo (Josue Aguirre)—taking a gig at the home of wealthy couple Liz (Lynn Collins) and Ben Rhodes (James Tupper), where they soon discover that their employers have a dark plan.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

1UP

Following the Sonic wave, we rank the best (and worst) cinematic video game adaptations.
Amid the myriad video games that have become movies, 'Sonic' seems to at least be tolerable, despite starring James Marsden.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Movie Reviews: The Invisible Man, Seberg, Once Were Brothers

Impractical Jokers: The Movie [not reviewed] Big-screen road-trip version of the reality TV series, with four buddies challenging one another to perform ridiculous stunts. Opens Feb. 28 at theaters valleywide.

Monday, February 24, 2020

LDS Film Festival Dawns Anew

20th anniversary of God's Army headlines the showcase of Mormon-themed movies.
Outside of film screenings, programming is scheduled to include filmmaker showcases and panels on Friday and Saturday.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Movie Reviews: Call of the Wild, Portrait of a Lady on Fire, The Assistant

The Lodge, Olympic Dreams
The Assistant ***1/2 See feature review. Opens Feb.  21 at Broadway Centre Cinemas.  (R)

Friday, February 14, 2020

Movie Reviews: Sonic the Hedgehog, The Photograph, Downhill

Citizen K, Incitement, Romance in the Outfield: Double Play
Citizen K *** Muckraking documentarian Alex Gibney uses the tale of Mikhail Khodorkovsky—former oligarch of the early post-Soviet years turned political dissident—to explain Vladimir Putin’s rise to power, and why the Russian pretty-much-dictator is today so dangerous. Once the richest man in Russia, Khodorkovsky took advantage of the chaotic “Wild West” atmosphere in the new Russian republic to amass a huge fortune.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Movie Reviews: Birds of Prey, Invisible Life

Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn **1/2 t’s possible for a movie to have a lot of interesting ideas, and still be a sloppy, haphazard delivery system for those ideas. This sort-of-sequel/sort-of-spinoff of 2016’s Suicide Squad finds Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) broken up with Joker and now with a target on her back.

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