Monthly Archives: February 2017

Day 2 – The 23rd Sedona International Film Festival: Perfume War

A full slate of films are scheduled for Day 2 of the 23rd Sedona International Film Festival, beginning at 9am with the fifty-five minute documentary The Great Transmission at Harkins Sedona 6.  Also screening at 9:00am, the film that is currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, I Am Not Your Negro at […]

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Day 1 – The 23rd Sedona International Film Festival: Born to Rewild

The numbers are staggering. More than 1,200 films were submitted for consideration. Just over 160 films were selected. And now, it’s official. The 23rd Sedona International Film Festival, set among the magnificence of the Sedona red rock mountains in Arizona, begins today, and will continue until Sunday, February 26. Last evening saw an event at […]

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A United Kingdom – Film Review

As told in the new and thoroughly satisfying drama A United Kingdom from director Amma Asante, the true, romantic story of Sir Seretse Khama, the man who would eventually become the first president of Botswana, is such an absorbing tale that during the film’s first act you begin to wonder why you had never heard […]

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John Wick: Chapter 2 – Film Review

The original John Wick of 2014 seemed so contained and concluded, a surprisingly entertaining one-off thrill ride that had nowhere to go once it was done, that discovering there was to be a sequel, a Chapter 2, felt like an automatic let down. Evidently, there was a loose end from the first film that needed […]

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The Lego Batman Movie – Film Review

The funny thing about The Lego Batman Movie (and there’s a ton you’ll find gut-bustingly funny) is that out of all the elements it satirizes, it’s Batman himself that becomes the biggest target, and deservedly so. Personally, it’s always been a source of bemusement that fans take the growling cloaked character with pointy ears so […]

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Matilda The Musical – Theatre Review: National Touring Production, ASU Gammage, Tempe

When Matilda the movie opened in 1996, despite critical acclaim, it never took off at the box-office. For whatever reason, as good as it was, audiences stayed away. When the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda the Musical first opened in 2010 on the London stage, not only did it receive overwhelming critical acclaim, audiences […]

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