All posts tagged "movie"

  • CINEMA: To Be Continued

    Captain America: Civil War serves up fun and focuses on perpetuating the MCU brand. JACKSON HOLE, WY – During one of the occasional lulls between battles royale in Captain America: Civil War, the synthetic humanoid Vision (Paul...

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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  • CINEMA: Citizenship Taste

    ‘City of Gold’ profiles a food writer as ambassador for the American Dream. JACKSON HOLE, WY – During the opening credits sequence in Laura Gabbert’s documentary “City of Gold,” her subject, Jonathan Gold, drives through the streets...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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  • CINEMA: Beasts of One Notion

    ‘Zootopia’ depends entirely on its well-intentioned allegory about prejudice. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Spoiler alert: “Zootopia” is about prejudice, and how prejudice is bad. And I suppose there’s more than touch of sarcasm in the inclusion of...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • CINEMA: A Critic’s Choice

    Why I want no part in the ‘Oscars conversation.’ Right around the time the print issue of this paper hits the streets on Jan. 14, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will announce nominees for...

    • Posted January 12, 2016
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  • CINEMA: Silver Screen Sweethearts

    Looking back at the top 20 films of 2015. Every year, it feels as though I start this column in the same way: I don’t know exactly what it means to say “it was a good year...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Spoiling the Force

    Preserving movie thrills in the information age means exercising serious restraint. Jackson, WY – The first trailer for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” debuted Nov. 28 of last year and since then I’ve been doing everything in...

    • Posted December 29, 2015
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  • CINEMA: Miner Disaster

    The 33 goes horribly wrong turning real-life tragedy to generic uplift. Let’s assume—just for the sake of argument—that you bought a ticket for The 33 without knowing anything about the story behind it. Let’s say you were...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • COSMIC CAFE: Enlightened Entertainment

    Enjoy some mind-expanding movies tonight Jackson, WY – People often ask me to suggest movies with thought-provoking, mind-expanding themes along the lines of what I share in my “Cosmic Café” columns. Movie time beckons as the days...

    • Posted October 6, 2015
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  • WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Marketing Awakens

    Introducing Disney’s plan for galactic domination Seventy-nine days from today, the world will be introduced to the newest addition in the Star Wars saga: Episode VII “The Force Awakens.” If you’re a purist who is trying to...

    • Posted September 29, 2015
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  • THIS WEEK: OCT. 15 – 21

    WEDNESDAY 10.15 Embracing the Cuts and Scrapes Erick Nelson labors long hours with his hands to create the intricate woodcut prints he will unveil at The Rose this week. “Woodcut printmaking to me has always been about...

    • Posted October 14, 2014
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