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Review: Robert Eggers goes big with Viking epic ‘The Northman’

By Connor Dziawura | April 21, 2022 Audiences looking to “The Northman” for an action-packed blockbuster may not find exactly what they’re expecting. Fans of the visionary filmmaker behind the ambitious Viking epic, however, will...

Review: Nicolas Cage gets meta in amusing ‘Massive Talent’

By Connor Dziawura | April 21, 2022 Nicolas Cage is in the midst of a renaissance. From Academy Award winner to blockbuster action star, prolific direct-to-video performer and now misunderstood indie darling, Cage has been...

‘Crazy Movie Love Fest’: Phoenix Film Festival inching toward normalcy

By Connor Dziawura | March 3, 2022 “Oh, here we go again,” the Phoenix Film Festival’s Jason Carney remembers thinking leading up to last year’s event. Delayed from its usual spring setting to late summer,...

Forging an Identity: Massively upgraded Pollack Tempe Cinemas reopens

By Ken Sain | January 19, 2022 When you walk into the newly renovated Pollack Tempe Cinemas, Michael Pollack will be there to greet you himself, wearing his traditional black shirt. Only it will be a...

‘A Festival in Two Parts’: Scottsdale event sets in-person, virtual films

By Connor Dziawura | October 23, 2021 After a surprise success adapting amidst the pandemic last year, the annual Scottsdale International Film Festival is returning as a hybrid event this November. Despite going virtual and halving...

‘Lamb’: A24 film is a grim take on motherhood, miscarriage, Mother Nature

By Jordan Houston | October 7, 2021 First-time feature film director and co-writer Valdimar Jóhannsson’s “Lamb” is a hauntingly grim — and, at times, almost too outrageous to grasp — commentary on motherhood, miscarriage and...

Building a Community: Peoria Film Festival returns after pandemic hiatus

By Connor Dziawura | September 8, 2021 Peoria Film Festival Executive Director Jason Carney sees film festivals as fostering their own little community. “There’s just that sense of comradery from film lovers,” Carney describes. “It’s not...

‘A Sophisticated Setting’: Landmark Theatres landing in the Quarter

By Alex Gallagher | September 8, 2021 Landmark Theatres is set to make its presence known in the greater Phoenix area with the opening of its first theater in Scottsdale Quarter this fall.  The theater will...

No More ‘Lucking Out’: Sedona film festival gets cautious with pandemic

By Connor Dziawura | June 5, 2021 Sedona International Film Festival organizers lucked out with last year’s event. Set just weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic led to mass shutdowns of businesses and cancellations of events, the...

Aspiring to New ‘Heights’: Emotional, upbeat film recalls old Hollywood

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski | June 5, 2021 “In the Heights” stars Olga Merediz and Jimmy Smits say their musical masterpiece is the perfect antidote to a rough 18 months. “It’s balanced with emotional and deep moments,...

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