Monthly Archives: February 2018

Point of No Return – Special Report: Part Four of Four Full Film Reviews from the 2018 Sedona International Film Festival

“Someone has to do it first. Someone has to try.” The quote is from Bertrand Piccard, one of the two Swiss pilots who, against all possible odds, conflicts, and hardships, will fly a delicate, marvel of aeronautical engineering called Solar Impulse around the world. It will take some time. The plane will take off in […]

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Hair – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

First, forget the movie. Ignore it. If all you know about the Broadway rock musical Hair is what you remember from the 1979 film then you don’t really know Hair. You may recall a character’s name, and you probably remember some of the songs, usually the ones you already knew from repeated radio play, like […]

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Wild Honey – Special Report: Part Three of Four Full Film Reviews from the 2018 Sedona International Film Festival

We’ve all done it. Perhaps it came from the radio, a late night jock with a velvety voice, or on the phone, a daily call with a working colleague whom you’ve never seen, but you’re dying to know what they look like. There’s just something about their sound that attracts you. And while wanting to […]

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No, No, Nanette – Theatre Review: Hale Centre Theatre, Gilbert

Think back to September of 2016 when Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert produced its musical within a comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. A lonely shut-in known only as ‘Man in Chair’ reminisced about his favorite 1920s musical, which then came alive before him. His show of choice may well have been an affectionate parody about a […]

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Mankiller – Special Report: Part Two of Four Full Film Reviews from the 2018 Sedona International Film Festival

At first glance, with a title like Mankiller, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the new film from executive director Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator, Aliens, and The Abyss) was about a completely different subject. It is, in fact, a documentary regarding the first woman to ever be elected chief of the Cherokee Nation, and […]

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Seeing is Believing: Women Direct – Part One of Four Full Film Reviews from the 2018 Sedona International Film Festival

It begins with a quote, white lettering on a black background. “It was only when I started seeing films directed by women that I felt I could dare to try to direct.” Those are the words of London-based filmmaker, Sarah Gavron, one of the four central female directors around which the documentary, Seeing Is Believing: […]

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