Friday Film Review

In a summer when the world is still out of kilter, along comes a welcome distraction; a long, lost treasure in the form of a documentary directed by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised). Libby Wadman has this week’s Friday Film Review.

Friday Film Review--"Skater Girl"

Jul 16, 2021

   “Skater Girl” is not your average skateboard film.  It’s about how the sport brought members of a rural Indian community together. Linda Jager tells us more in today’s Friday Film Review.        

 

Skateboarding has always been somewhat of a rebellious sport. However, in the new coming of age film “Skater Girl”, skateboarding unifies - and divides -  a rural Indian village.

The new flick, “Nobody” has a familiar action-movie plot.    But it features an unconventional leading man.     Rick Brough explains, for this week’s Friday Film Review.

I get a kick out of stories about the “worm that turns”—especially when you find out it was a rattlesnake all along.

  

  Flee” is an animated documentary which won the Grand Jury Prize in the World Documentary category at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Here’s Barb Bretz with this week's Friday Film Review.

 

Friday Film Review--"Fatherhood"

Jun 25, 2021

Comedian Kevin Hart is known for screaming, but a newborn gives him a run for his money in his latest film.    Mark Harrington talks about it for this week’s Friday Film Review.

Friday Film Review--"In The Heights"

Jun 19, 2021

The new film, “In the Heights” proves that home is really where the heart is.    That’s the word from Libby Wadman, who has this week’s Friday Film Review.

With summer starting and looking like it’s going to be a hot one, director Jon Chu and writer Lin-Manuel Miranda have raised the temperature and level of fun with the movie adaptation of Miranda’s first Broadway hit, “In the Heights”.

On today's Local News Hour:

( 02:58) Mountain Trails Foundation's weekly trails report with Lora Smith and Logan Rodriguez from PCFD.

( 11:28) High Valley Transit District Board member Chris Robinson has an udpate on the separation agreement between the county and Park City.

( 24:09) Park City Councilmember Tim Henney has a recap of last night's meeting.

( 40:02) Jessia Lowell reports on the upcoming Latino Arts Festival. 

(45:05) This weeks Friday Film Review 

Friday Film Review--"The Sparks Brothers"

Jun 11, 2021

Billed as your favorite band’s favorite band, Sparks was the subject of a rock documentary – “The Sparks Brothers” – which streamed at Sundance this year. Linda Jager added the film to her Sundance watch list and is here with her review.

Over the past few years, I’ve found myself continually drawn to the rock film genre, so when the Sundance 2021 lineup was announced, “The Sparks Brothers”, a documentary about a band I’d never heard of piqued my interest.

Movie theaters are opening up again.   One of the current attractions is a reboot of a Walt Disney classic.    Rick Brough has the details, with this week’s Friday Film Review.

The new film “Cruella” is the backstory about an iconic Disney villainess—revealing that not only is she misunderstood, but a Girl Power heroine to boot!

You’ve seen the template before—with the hit musical “Wicked” and more recently, with Angelina Jolie in “Maleficent.”

 

  

  

Together Together premiered at virtual Sundance 2021 in the U.S. Dramatic category.  It will be screened by Park City Film this weekend; May 28-30. Here’s Barb Bretz with your Friday film review.

 

This very different take on friendship, fatherhood, and the making of a family was one of my favorites from Sundance this year.

 

Friday Film Review--"Those Who Wish Me Dead"

May 21, 2021

Angelina Jolie was a “wonder woman” in action movies long before comic-book blockbusters dominated the big screen.

Mark Harrington takes a look at Jolie’s newest effort, and he gives his take for this week’s Friday Film Review.   

Friday Film Review--"Concrete Cowboy"

May 14, 2021

Movie cowboys are back.    But maybe not the way you think.

Libby Wadman has the explanation, with this week’s Friday Film Review.

First time director and co-writer, Ricky Staub, has a winner with his film "Concrete Cowboy", based on the young adult novel "Ghetto Cowboy" by Greg Neri.

Friday Film Review--"Dream Horse"

May 7, 2021

Just in time for Triple Crown season in the U.S., "Dream Horse", a 2020 Sundance Film Festival favorite, is off to the races in a theater or on a small screen near you. Linda Jager shares her thoughts on the film in this week’s Friday Film Review.

As last week’s Kentucky Derby ushered in the 2021 horse racing season, "Dream Horse", a 2020 film from the Sundance Film Festival, sprints to theaters later this month and will be available to stream at home in mid-June.

Tom Hanks saddles up, in a new movie that’s familiar, but also heartwarming.    Rick Brough has the low-down, for this week’s Friday Film Review.

Tom Hanks hasn’t played a Western character before.   (We’re not counting Sheriff Woody.)

But despite the historic setting, “News of the World” is another tale with Hanks as a hero, in his modest, unassuming way, holding out for decency and civilization.

  

  The documentary, “Street Gang; How We Got To Sesame Street” premiered at Virtual Sundance 2021 and is being released in theatres April 23. Here’s Barb Bretz with your Friday Film Review.

 

Directed by Marilyn Agrelo (“Mad Hot Ballroom”) and inspired by Michael Davis’ New York Times bestseller, this documentary chronicles the birth and evolution of the beloved children’s program Sesame Street.

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