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  • Live: Music Picks Jan. 28-Feb.3
  • Live: Music Picks Jan. 28-Feb.3

    Grizfolk, Dawes, Salt Lake City Songwriters Showcase and more
    • Organized by Morgan Young of the band Triggers & Slips, the showcase features himself along with Daniel Young (The Hollering Pines, The Trappers), Ryan Tanner (The Lower Lights) and Paul Jacobsen (The Madison Arm, The Lower Lights).
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  • Pilot Program, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Mr. Perfect
  • Pilot Program, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche, Mr. Perfect

    Three new theater productions address unique romantic complications
    • Melissa Leilani Larson's Pilot Program manages the tricky balance of being an "issue" play—dealing with polygamous marriage—while still being a poignant, accessible work unburdened with the specific issue itself.
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  • <i>Furious</i> Debate
  • Furious Debate

    Two critics go head-to-head over their differing perspectives on the Fast & Furious series
    • Scott Renshaw: As we approach what may or may not be the finale of this particular incarnation of the Fast & Furious series (review not available at press time), I wanted to try to wrap my head around why it's such a big deal to so many people.
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  • Insurgent
  • Insurgent

    Storytelling clutter gets in the way of the romantic star power of Insurgent
    • The most interesting aspect of 2014's Divergent was its fundamental resistance to establishing its own story and world-building.
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  • The Last Five Years, Hellman v. McCarthy
  • The Last Five Years, Hellman v. McCarthy

    Two new local theater productions focus on combative relationships
    • Utah Repertory Theatre Co.'s latest production brings local audiences a fabulous text: Jason Robert Brown's ingenious romantic musical dramedy The Last Five Years.
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  • McFarland, USA
  • McFarland, USA

    An inspirational true story finds the wrong focus in McFarland, USA
    • In recent years—particularly in regard to the transformation of New York City's Times Square from a locus of iniquity into a tourist-friendly hub of consumerism—people tend to wield the word "Disneyfication" in a negative context.
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  • Oscar Nominations 2015
  • Oscar Nominations 2015

    City Weekly film contributors react to the Academy's choices, for good or ill
    • Like many, I feared Marion Cotillard would be left out of the Best Actress field. She hasn't got a shot of winning for the remarkable Two Days, One Night, ...
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  • Sundance Film Festival 2015
  • Sundance Film Festival 2015

    The films, the personalities, the inspirations, the books and even the apps of this year's festival
    • The Sundance Film Festival draws filmmakers from all over the world. But this year, it’s also a showcase for directors with Utah roots.
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  • Time Stands Still, Alabama Story
  • Time Stands Still, Alabama Story

    Two new theater productions struggle to overcome obstacles of timing and text
    • It is a rule—and if it's not a written rule, it should be—that critics can't hold a work accountable for not being a thing the critic wanted it to be, rather than what it is.
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  • A Year With Frog & Toad, Peter & the Starcatcher
  • A Year With Frog & Toad, Peter & the Starcatcher

    Two holiday productions show the advantages of keeping it un-real
    • It is tempting—particularly among the childless—to hold children to a higher standard of conduct than their capabilities permit.
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