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  • Behind the Scenes
  • Behind the Scenes

    Official Competition gets uneven results out of satirizing the act of filmmaking.
      People who make movies clearly love making fun of people who make movies—and historically speaking, they've done a pretty fair job of doing so.
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  • And the Rockets' Red Glare
  • And the Rockets' Red Glare

    Where to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, parades and more.
      The nice thing about having July 4 fall not on a Sunday, is that you don't have to worry about Independence Day celebrations falling on literally any day but Independence Day.
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  • The King and Ay-yi-yi
  • The King and Ay-yi-yi

    Elvis exemplifies Baz Luhrmann's tendency toward unfocused emotionalism.
      After more than 20 years of writing about Baz Luhrmann—Moulin Rouge! was the first review I ever wrote for this publication—it remains clear that nearly everything that drives me nuts about his movies are things he would consider features, not bugs.
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  • New Normal
  • New Normal

    The Utah Arts Festival looks both backward and forward for a reinvigorated 2022.
      It's been three years since the Utah Arts Festival has taken place over its traditional four days in late June.
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  • Stacking the Deck
  • Stacking the Deck

    One Person, One Vote chronicles the history of American gerrymandering, and what we can do about it.
      As a native of the U.K., Nick Seabrook had no idea until he came to the U.S. to study that it was possible for politicians to effectively choose their own constituents.
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  • Ranger Danger
  • Ranger Danger

    Lightyear's convoluted self-justification is the only thing interfering with its entertainment.
      Ever since Disney and Pixar announced Lightyear, their attempts to explain the premise have been ... well, "overly-complicated" is one way of putting it.
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  • Cause and Effect
  • Cause and Effect

    Benediction wrestles with portraying a life impacted by two large traumas.
      Real human lives are more complicated than movie lives; it shouldn't need to be said, yet it always bears keeping in mind.
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And the Rockets' Red Glare And the Rockets' Red Glare Where to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, parades and more. June 29, 2022
Behind the Scenes Behind the Scenes Official Competition gets uneven results out of satirizing the act of filmmaking. June 29, 2022
The King and Ay-yi-yi The King and Ay-yi-yi Elvis exemplifies Baz Luhrmann's tendency toward unfocused emotionalism. June 22, 2022

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