Monthly Archives: May 2016

The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, Sedona – Special Report: Part 2 of 2

If you’re looking for your soul to be revitalized, according to The Huffington Post, the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, Arizona is one of the top 24 places in 2016 to get it done. Now in its third year, the 2016 Illuminate Film Festival, which runs June 1-5, is the only film festival of its […]

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Rock of Ages – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

When it comes to musical taste, it’s amazing what the passing of time can do.  Songs and a style of pop/rock that when played on the car stereo had you reaching for the dial faster than an Yngwie Malmsteen guitar lick can suddenly acquire a sense of nostalgia, even fond affection, when heard again several […]

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Weiner – Film Review

When filmmakers Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg began their fly-on-the-wall documentary, Weiner, the scandals revolving around former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner were behind him.  The revealing selfies, the sext messages and whatever else he may have sent on-line that derailed his political career was now a two year-old story.  “I guess the punch-line is true,” […]

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Alice Through The Looking Glass – Film Review

“Time is a thief and a villain,” explains Alice (Mia Wasikowska) to her mother (Lindsay Duncan) in the new Disney sequel to 2010’s Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through The Looking Glass.  But even though the part of Time is played by a somewhat villainous Sacha Baron Cohen, the real thief of this follow-up tale is […]

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The 2016 Illuminate Film Festival – Sedona: Special Report, Part 1 of 2

Even if you’re both an Arizona resident and a follower of film, there’s still a good chance you may never have heard of the Illuminate Film Festival in Sedona, and with good reason.  Listed in the Huffington Post’s prominent Top 24 Film Festivals to Revitalize Your Soul in 2016, this year marks only the third […]

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When You Wish, The Story of Walt Disney – Phoenix Theatre, Phoenix

“I couldn’t see it,” begins our narrator.  “Nobody could.” That’s the voice of Roy Disney (Andy Umberger), brother to animator, producer, dreamer, and cultural icon, Walt Disney (Joey Sorge) talking of his brother’s plans for Disneyland, or “The riskiest place on Earth,” in the new musical When You Wish, The Story of Walt Disney, now […]

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