All posts tagged "movies"

  • CINEMA: Banter, Stage Left

    The Trip to Spain is funniest when it’s not trying to be a movie. JACKSON HOLE, WY – As movie trilogies go, The Trip series certainly is an odd one. In part, that’s because the three movies...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • FEATURE: ATTACK OF THE KILLER REBOOTS

    Summer flicks deliver familiar themes and familiar themes. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Last year, I was inspired by the summer’s bumper crop of sequels, prequels and bologna. This year, I’m already tired. That’s because I saw Guardians...

    • Posted May 31, 2017
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  • CINEMA: Christmas Stalkings

    Holiday horror flicks help counterbalance the joy of the season. JACKSON HOLE, WY – What’s to love about Christmas? The rampant commercialization? The long shopping lines and traffic that result from said commercialization? Or putting up with relatives...

    • Posted November 30, 2016
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  • CINEMA: Go Quest, Young Man

    Kubo and the Two Strings delivers profound life lessons for young and old audiences. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In the central plaza of a seaside Japanese village many years in the past, a young one-eyed boy named...

    • Posted August 16, 2016
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  • FEATURE: Make it Pop! summer movie preview

    A critic’s take on flicks you’ll remember and some you just won’t wait to forget. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In the summer of 1983, I was 8 years old, and there was one movie that mattered to my...

    • Posted May 31, 2016
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  • CINEMA: Master of Puppets

    Charlie Kaufman’s ‘Anomalisa’ searches for humanity through stop-motion figurines. Michael Stone (David Thewlis), the protagonist of “Anomalisa,” is in many ways a very ordinary man. He may be successful in his field—the author of a popular how-to...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The 2015 BestWursts

    Twelve highlights, lowlights and ombres of yesteryear. Jackson, WY – Nothing rings in a new year better than a deliciously nostalgic review of everything we suffered and triumphed through for the past 12 months. There’s even a...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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  • CINEMA: By the Book

    In Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks makes moral clarity compelling The first time we see Tom Hanks as insurance attorney Jim Donovan in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, he doesn’t seem like the kind of Tom Hanks...

    • Posted October 13, 2015
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Grow up, ‘Ghostbuster’ lovers

    Some fans of the original 80s film are sexist babies Jackson Hole, Wyoming – I understand where you’re coming from because I’ve been one of you before. I’ve jumped on internet message boards with the same passionate vitriol...

    • Posted July 21, 2015
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Golden Age of Women

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The Bechdel Test was first introduced in cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s 1985 comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For. In it, a female character says that she only sees films when they follow three...

    • Posted May 19, 2015
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