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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Latter-day Paints

Church History Museum showcases Jesus-approved art in 11th international competition.
The pieces are loosely grouped into sections that have similar thematic representations, including animals, the cosmos, women’s devotional, the Book of Mormon, and of course, ol’ J-man Himself.

Monday, March 11, 2019

Cipher: Villa Theatre Co. launches a multi-media musical concept

On March 16, Villa Theatre Co. launches a multi-media presentation titled Cipher, that combines an original film with a set of original songs. The project is the brainchild of Ted Echo (formerly frontman of the Utah-based band Solarsuit, under his birth name Logan Nelson), inspired by his experience with the impact of mental illness on friends and family, in collaboration with screenwriter John Newton and filmmaker Cameron Gould.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review: Captain Marvel

An attempt to bring humanity to a cosmic-level hero falls short
What’s left in Captain Marvel is a story that offers a powerful, resilient heroic role model, and that’s nothing to dismiss lightly.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Film Reviews: Greta, A Madea Family Funeral, Apollo 11, A Tuba to Cuba

A slow weekend at the movies offers a Sundance-favorite documentary, the return of Madea and an American jazz band's journey to another country. Apollo 11 (pictured) manages a you-are-there intensity from archival footage of a 50-year-old historical milestone.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Film Reviews: How to Train Your Dragon 3, Never Look Away, Arctic, Fighting With My Family

An animated trilogy comes to a close, a story of real-life wrestlers gets the Dwayne Johnson-approved treatment, and a final Foreign Language Film Oscar nominee comes to town just ahead of Sunday's ceremony.

Monday, February 18, 2019

How to watch every Oscar-nominated film

Are you still trying to play catch-up before the Academy Awards broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 24?

Friday, February 15, 2019

Sharon Van Etten: Don't Call It a Comeback

Talking motherhood, psychology, artistic evolution and gentleness in advance of Feb. 19 show at Metro Music Hall
Although she started her musical life as a solo artist exploring heartbreak and despair through traditional folk forms, in the last few years Sharon Van Etten has expanded her creative boundaries outward.

Movie Reviews: Isn't It Romantic, Happy Death Day 2U, Alita: Battle Angel, Capernaum

Folks looking for a Valentine's Day weekend movie will find three very different options at multiplexes, plus the local opening of one of this year's nominees for Best Foreign Language Film. Isn't It Romantic (pictured)—with Rebel Wilson as a woman trapped in an actual romantic comedy—walks a satisfying tightrope between spoofing rom-com tropes and fully embracing them.  The Oscar-nominated Syrian drama Capernaum adds a morally-indefensible premise to wallowing in poverty miserabilism.

Monday, February 4, 2019

Sundance 2019 Wrap-Up: 75 Movies in Brief

The best, the worst, the most political, the biggest crowd-pleasers and more.
Another Sundance Film Festival is in the books, with all the attendant buzz, Park City gridlock, celebrity sightings and good old-fashioned movie love. Our critics covered 75 features over the 11 days of the festival; here’s a roundup of that coverage.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Sundance Update: Saturday, Feb. 2

Paradise Hills, The Death of Dick Long, Queen of Hearts, Imaginary Order and more
Paradise Hills (NEXT) ** Allegorical science-fiction is hard enough to pull off without profound confusion as to what you’re being allegorical about. Emma Roberts plays Uma, a young woman involuntarily committed by her mother to an idyllic “center for emotional healing” where she and other young women are trained to be what other people want them to be.

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