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An Important Reminder: ‘Jojo Rabbit’ puts modern twist on WWII satire

By Annika Tomlin New Zealand actress Thomasin McKenzie, who portrays Jewish girl Elsa Korr in Taika Waititi’s satirical black comedy “Jojo Rabbit,” took her role seriously. Before filming in Prague, McKenzie says she read Anne Frank’s...

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...

‘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...
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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...
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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...

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...

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