What if I could guarantee—ironclad—that you will most definitely see an Oscar-winner a full week before the Motion Picture Academy hands out its coveted little gold men? Truly. Through the good graces of the Academy, delightfully curated collections of all the animated and live action short …

Catching up on the best films of 2021 isn’t much of a lift. True, two thirds of a year have come and gone; and while there have been a few moments of inspiration, I’d be stretching the truth if I didn’t emphasize “few.” Sadly, many of this year’s high-profile efforts (“A Quite Place: Part II…

Just like other Boise arts institutions, The Flicks has been hit hard by the pandemic; but it has adapted, putting in place face mask rules, distancing rules and seating charts to keep patrons happy and safe. Come Christmas Day, you’ll be glad the theater did, as it’s opening two new films, …

In so many ways, 2020 has been a lost year, including the absence of greatness at the movies. True, home streaming platforms have been pumping plenty of content into our living rooms; but, for me, it has been a carousel of mundanity—more platitudinal than inspirational. Quite frankly, I wasn…

The very idea of attending a film festival is quite thrilling. The reality is terrifying. Indeed, the “idea” harkens to festivals in a now-hazy past—you know, way back in 2019. Ahh, the good old days, when nearly a million Toronto International Film Festival attendees would cue on a steamy l…

I am, occasionally…. well, wrong—particularly when it comes to movies. For certain, I love the art form, immerse myself into a film’s backstory and, honest and truly, I try my best to present a cogent critique. But on more occasions than I care to count, I have been at odds with other critic…

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