Category Archives: Film

A Christmas Story: The Play – Theatre Review: Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

For adults, Christmas is when we reflect. A time for nostalgia. It’s the season where we glance back at previous years and try to recreate in the present what made the ones in the past seem so magical and exciting. When film director Bob Clark adapted the short stories of satirist and radio personality Jean […]

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The Favourite – Film Review

The story of director Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite is the story of Anne, Queen of England. It was during Anne’s early eighteenth-century reign that both England and Scotland were united and became Great Britain. She remained the queen of England, Scotland, and Ireland until her death in 1714. But that’s altogether a different story. Politics […]

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Miracle on 34th Street – Theatre Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre, Peoria

In 1963, when the Meredith Wilson Christmas musical first appeared, it was called Here’s Love. In fact, theatre purists still refer to the show by its original title. And if you look for the original cast album you’ll only find it only under the ‘H’ tab. But after a nineties revival in Toronto, and a […]

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Ralph Breaks the Internet – Film Review

Because of the industry’s ever vigilant watch to find the next movie franchise, it was inevitable that after the popularity of Disney’s Wreck-It-Ralph there would be a sequel. This time, the one-time villain, now a lovable lug, Ralph (voiced by the equally lovable John C. Reilly) extends his adventures from the confines of the video […]

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – Film Review

Remember when Pirates of the Caribbean was first released and how much fun you had? Remember the anticipation felt while waiting for the sequel? Then, remember what it felt like once you actually saw it? You left the theatre perplexed, confused – at least, most audiences did – and mulling over an ending that wasn’t […]

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The Front Runner – Film Review

During the film’s opening segment, cinematographer Eric Steelberg’s camera bobs and weaves among the jostling crowds, the journalists, the TV reporters, and the camera crews, catching fragments of overlapping dialog as announcers get in each other’s way, all in an effort to cover the 1984 Democratic National Convention. For director Jason Reitman, the setup had […]

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