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Movies to Go: Phoenix Film Foundation raises funds with virtual events

By Laura Latzko With the cancellation of major events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local organizations have sought to find different ways to entertain the public. After postponing its annual spring film festival, the Phoenix Film...

‘Teenage Badass’: New film tells bands to ‘get it all in writing’

By Melissa Robbins The hazy, bright chaos of Phoenix music culture has crashed its way on screen. “Teenage Badass,” originally set to premier at South by Southwest, spins a warning fable of how blindingly enticing...

‘Fantasy Island’: Blumhouse reimagines TV series for a new generation

By Annika Tomlin Any fantasy could come true. But fantasies come with a price. Blumhouse Productions’ “Fantasy Island,” based on the 1970s and ’80s ABC television series of the same name, tackles four different fantasies by...

‘Great Films with a Little Jewish Flavor:’ Annual festival is dubbed a ‘can’t-miss occasion’

By Christopher Boan The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is a labor of love for executive directors Barry Singer and Jerry Mittelman. They work throughout the year to find the world’s best examples of Jewish film...

Life Goes On: ‘63 Up’ continues legacy of Paul Almond’s films

By Glenn Heath Jr. In 1964, Canadian filmmaker Paul Almond spearheaded a documentary project called “Seven Up!” featuring interviews with a cross-section of British 7-year-olds answering questions about a range of subjects. Every seven years since,...

Four Days of Cinema: Chandler fest presents international crop of films

By Kevin Reagan From cult classics to political documentaries, this month’s Chandler International Film Festival promises to deliver a diverse lineup of films for local moviegoers. The four-day event from January 17 to January 20 will...

‘A Hidden Life’: Film captures the values of resistance in times of moral distress

By Glenn Heath Jr. In Terrence Malick’s harrowing new WWII drama, “A Hidden Life,” the majestic green valleys and epic mountain ranges of Radegund provide an epic natural backdrop for the internal struggle of conscientious...

‘Murderous Trance:’ Josh Lucas explores hypnosis in new film

“Ford vs. Ferrari” actor Josh Lucas is used to playing sweet characters like Jake Perry in “Sweet Home Alabama.” In “Murderous Trance”—which opens Friday, December 6, at the Arrowhead 18 in Peoria, the Shea 14...

Ripple Effect: ‘Waves’ is a punishingly obvious and bloated melodrama

By Glenn Heath Jr. Trey Edwards Shults seems to think that life exists only in a heightened state of anxiety. Even though his 2015 debut, “Krisha,” takes place in suburbia, it might as well be...

Difficult Times: ‘Marriage Story’ offers updated look at old struggle

By Connor Dziawura The comparisons that have been made between Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story” and Robert Benton’s 1979 film “Kramer vs. Kramer” aren’t without merit. From certain plot elements right down to the posters, the...

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