It’s been a few years since DC and Warner Bros unleashed their super-villain mash-up “Suicide Squad.” That film, designed to propel the DC comic book movie brand, was ravaged in bad editing and riddled with reshoots designed to change the entire tone of the picture into something closer to t…

From giant blockbusters to indie surprises, 2019 was a year full of great films. Sifting through all those great films and picking my 10 favorites of all of them was no doubt a difficult task. Though 2019 was a fantastic year for horror, the wide variety of genre included below is sure to ha…

2019 was a pretty diverse and wild year at the movies. Of course, the box office top 10 was dominated by franchise fodder and bankable IPs — mostly owned by Disney — but my personal top 10 runs the gamut of genre, budget and screening format.

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — The normally private Taylor Swift premiered an intimate documentary Thursday at the Sundance Film Festival in which the pop star discloses a past eating disorder, chronicles her inner battle over speaking forthrightly about politics and says her victorious 2017 sexual …

Based on stories he heard from his grandfather, Sam Mendes’ “1917” is a fantastic example of film as an art. Demanding to be seen on the big screen, the film is made all the more memorable by the unique creative decision to make the film appear like it is only one shot. An impressive technic…

Adam Sandler’s been playing a game of tug of war with fans and critics for the better part of his career. These two camps are often sharply divided on their standards of good taste. While critics tend to praise Sandler for his risk-taking roles in such films as the Judd Apatow dark comedy “F…

I play a little folk and blues acoustic guitar, but since there are so many excellent guitarists in Pocatello with skills far beyond mine, I have recently pursued learning blues harmonica — usually called a “blues harp.” There are simply fewer blues harp players in town so it’s easier to get…

The latest film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel, “Little Women,” directed by Greta Gerwig, quickly locates, and emphasizes, what made the novel so beloved: its honest, loving depiction of the importance of sisterhood, as well as the difficulty of growing up and having to find…

Significantly more mature than its predecessor, “Frozen 2” is a surprisingly heartfelt, though slightly overly ambitious, story about the inevitable changes that come with time. Though none of the songs are quite as memorable as the original’s “Let it Go,” that is perhaps not a bad thing. Fo…

Avoiding coming off as overly saccharine or contrived, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” stars Tom Hanks in an honest and genuine portrayal of America’s most beloved neighbor. Showing that the kindness, caring and empathy that made Mister Rogers so popular was no act, the film makes a c…

New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi is a bold stylist who aims to find comedy in unusual places. His film “What We Do in The Shadows” brought the absurd out of the notion of a vampire reality show, and of course his breakout success with Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarök” breathed new life into the t…

Telling the (mostly) true story of how Ford went from a failing American car company to winning the Le Mans race four years in a row in the 1960s, “Ford v Ferrari” is a predictably enjoyable biopic sure to entertain car enthusiasts, as well as their perhaps less mechanically inclined guests.…

Loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Henriad”, “The King,” starring Timothee Chalamet as King Henry V, is a surprisingly gritty film for Netflix. Better than most other Netflix releases by a good portion, the medieval film’s depiction of the harsh realities of war and political corruption fail to…