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Friday Film Review - "Us"

Apr 8, 2019

Director Jordan Peele returns to theaters with “Us”, the follow-up to his debut 2017 American horror film “Get Out”. Is his sophomore effort equally as frightening?

Are you ready to believe—again—that an elephant can fly? A new version of “Dumbo” is hitting theaters, nearly 80 years after the original. It’s likable, but it also comes from that new Disney attraction—Remake Mountain.

Director Tim Burton, who began his career working for the Disney Studios, is now helming this new version of their 1941 classic “Dumbo.”

Burton doesn’t always succeed at re-makes. But he’s comfortable recreating America in 1919, when fleabag circuses rattled around on the rails from one mid-sized city and hamlet to another.

Friday Film Review - "Apollo 11"

Mar 22, 2019

One small step for Man—one giant leap for the Friday Film Review? Well, you’ll have to decide about that.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins’ Apollo 11 flight and the first landing on the moon, director Todd Douglas Miller brings us his incredible documentary, “Apollo 11”.

Friday Film Review - "Captain Marvel"

Mar 15, 2019

Don’t let any Marvel Comic fatigue scare you off from seeing “Captain Marvel” Plus, there’s a cat too!

The new thriller from Liam Neeson has drugs, violence, quirky characters and a ski town. But it’s also a story we’ve seen before.

This is a slow time of year for movies. But there’s one thing you can count on—another appearance by Liam Neeson—Hollywood’s favorite late-middle-age action hero.

On today’s #The Sundance Reel, Leslie Thatcher and Co-host Mark Harrington speak to Samantha Buck and Marie Schlingmann , the directors of the film,  Sister Aimee, who discuss their mostly made up film about  America’s most famous evangelist from the 1920’s. 

On today’s #The Sundance Reel, Leslie Thatcher and Co-host Mark Harrington speak to  Alex Lahmann about the world premier of his film  Paddleton, about the friendship between two misfit neighbors.

On today’s #The Sundance Reel, Leslie Thatcher and Co-host Mark Harrington speak to Salt Lake Tribune Film Critic Sean Means.

The Sundance Reel - January 31, 2019 Pahoke

Jan 31, 2019

On Today's #TheSundanceReel, directors Ivete Lucas and Patric Bresnan talk about thier fim, Pahokee, one of  16 films in the U.S. documentary competition.

On Today's #TheSundanceReel, Director Jacqueline Olive talks about her film, Always in Season.

On Today's #TheSundanceReel, director Stieg Larsson talks about his documentary, The Man Who Played With Fire.

On Today's #TheSundanceReel, Leslie and guest co-host Barb Bretz speak with Director Petra Costa and Producer Joanna Natasegara of The Edge of Democracy.

On today’s #TheSundanceReel, psychiatrist turned Filmmaker Kenneth Paul Rosenburg discusses his film Bedlam – a look that examines our broken mental health policies. He is joined by Patrice Cullors, the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, whose brother Monte is featured in the film.  

The Sundance Reel - January 30, 2019 Photograph

Jan 30, 2019

On today’s #TheSundanceReel, Ritesh Batra is the Director of the premiere, Photograph, that looks at a struggling street photographer in Mumbai being pressured by his grandmother to marry.

The Sundance Reel - January 30, 2019 Sea of Shadows

Jan 30, 2019

On today’s #TheSundanceReel, the Director of the documentary Sea of Shadows Richard Ladkani discusses how the world’s smallest whale as become “the cocaine of the sea.”