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Caught in the Crossfire

When Boise-based filmmaker Matt Podolsky began exploring the idea of making a documentary about the critically endangered vaquita, he had no idea what he was in for. Not only did his company, Wild Lens Collective, work collaboratively with Leonardo DiCaprio's film company Appian Way Producti…

Maiden—the documentary sleeper-hit of the summer—pairs well with the U.S. soccer team's World Cup championship, not just because they both involve women, but because each is a tale of achievement. Inspirational? Gripping? Crowd-pleasing? Yes, yes, and absolutely yes! The feminist fireworks a…

The Public isn't anywhere near the best film of the year, but I can't think of a better time and place than The Flicks on Thursday, July 25, to see this engaging film and be part of a more engaging post-screening conversation. When I first saw The Public at TIFF last September, I mustered up…

Mine 9, a low-budget but high-octane film, does not advocate for or against America's controversial legacy of coal mining. Instead, it lionizes the miners who do the heavy lifting in order to keep plants afire. To date, Mine 9 has had a limited theatrical release in the America's so-called c…

Of all the films about a Scottish convict dreaming of singing at the Grand Ole Opry, Wild Rose is head-and-shoulders above the rest. Kidding aside, this movie is one of the best of 2019 thus far, and the second-best musical of the year. Considering that this year's Rocketman is one of the be…