All posts by Scott Renshaw

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  • CINEMA: Don’t Call it a Comeback

    Steven Soderbergh returns to the big screen with the slick heist caper Logan Lucky. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Steven Soderbergh never went anywhere; let’s get that out of the way right off the bat. Though in 2013...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Beneath the Sheet

    A Ghost Story transforms a simple image into a meditation on attachment and mortality. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It is, of course, perfectly ridiculous to think a person in a sheet with two eyeholes could represent something...

    • Posted July 25, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Human Grace

    War for the Planet of the Apes delivers blockbuster action and potent societal commentary. JACKSON HOLE, WY – It’s not unusual for genre fiction to offer compelling allegories for our time. It’s considerably more rare for those...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Schoolyard Fight

    Spider-Man: Homecoming brings a welcome focus on a 15-year-old hero. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Nobody needed another Spider-Man movie. The jokes about multiple reboots of the web-slinger are all valid, and even keeping in mind the admirable...

    • Posted July 5, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Second-Hand Roads

    Baby Driver cruises through genre homage that feels surprisingly familiar. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Edgar Wright loves his genre cinema; of this there can be no doubt. Since graduating from British episodic television to features in 2004,...

    • Posted June 28, 2017
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  • CINEMA: If You’re Going to San Francisco

    Fifty years on, Monterey Pop captures something that was more than a musical moment. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Director D. A. Pennebaker launches into the documentary Monterey Pop by playing Scott McKenzie’s recording of the hippie anthem...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Too Many Cooks

    Baywatch tries every approach to TV series adaptation at the same time. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In the 30-some-odd years since mining pop-culture nostalgia became a big cash-dispensing machine for the movie industry, Hollywood has settled into...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Gods and Monsters

    Alien: Covenant can’t decide whether to get philosophical or homicidal. JACKSON HOLE, WY – If you’re befuddled by what the Alien movie franchise has become, the line forms behind me. What began nearly 40 years ago as...

    • Posted May 16, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Not-So-Much About Ray

    3 Generations loses one distinct voice by listening to several others. JACKSON HOLE, WY – More than 18 months ago, when co-writer/director Gaby Dellal’s 3 Generations premiered at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival, it wasn’t 3 Generations....

    • Posted May 9, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Gray Area

    A skilled filmmaker shows off his non-showy stuff in The Lost City of Z. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Critic, heal thyself: As I prepared to write a lamentation about how, well into a 20-plus-year career, nobody quite...

    • Posted April 18, 2017
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