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Granite Mountain Hotshots immortalized in ‘Only the Brave’

A Story to Tell Connor Dziawura When the Yarnell Hill Fire resulted in the deaths of 19 of the Prescott Fire Department’s Granite Mountain Hotshots in 2013, millions across the country were stunned. The tragedy was...
Alex Roe

Second Chance: Alex Roe stars in romance film about redemption, ‘Forever My Girl’

By Connor Dziawura When actor Alex Roe auditioned for the lead role in Forever My Girl, he was drawn to the film for two reasons: the coming-of-age of his character, and the ability to hone his...
Phoenix Film Festival

The Phoenix Film Festival returns for its 18th year

By Tuesday Mahrle Calling all movie fans! The 18th annual Phoenix Film Festival returns from Thursday, April 5 to Sunday April 15th. Since its inception, the festival has exceeded attendance records every year. The 2017...
Scottsdale International Film Festival

Scottsdale International Film Festival expands for 2018

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski   Scottsdale International Film Festival founder Amy Ettinger listens to her guests. When they told Ettinger they wanted more films over a longer time period, she couldn’t let them down. The festival’s 2018 rendition...

Blurred Lines: ‘Villains’ packs entertainment punch

By Joseph J. Airdo Late, famed film critic Roger Ebert once said each film is only as good as its villain. “Since the heroes and the gimmicks tend to repeat from film to film, only...

Zellweger does Garland proud: Actress stars in Rupert Goold’s sturdy biopic

By Glenn Heath Jr. Much has been made of Renee Zellweger’s recent semi-retirement from acting. Most of the problematic scuttlebutt revolved around perceived changes to her physical appearance, the kind of rumors that once sold...

‘Peeling Back the Layers’: Scottsdale International Film Festival merits discussion

By Connor Dziawura Amy Ettinger sees a problem with film audiences today: Indie gems aren’t as popular as they perhaps should be. “I wish I could say that the smaller, undiscovered films were as attractive to...

More Than a Game: Basketball film ‘Game Day’ speaks to its actors

By Connor Dziawura Romeo Miller loves basketball. The entertainer, entrepreneur and philanthropist, who also played basketball for the University of South California in the late 2000s, will be the first to tell you the sport...

Pulling No Punches: ‘First Love’ comes to Tempe

By Glenn Heath Jr. Looking for mercy in a Takashi Miike film? Good luck finding it in any other place besides the sharp side of a katana sword. The prolific Japanese genre auteur known for...

A Sublime Meditation on Reconciliation: Pedro Almodóvar’s ‘Pain & Glory’ has beautiful moments

By Glenn Heath Jr. Surveying the contradictions and gaps inherent to memory has been one of Pedro Almodóvar’s hallmark interests over the course of his four-decade filmmaking career. These narratives have been routed through genres...

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