Showcasing the actress and singer in the last months of her life, “Judy” gives the audience a glimpse of her life both as a young teenager in the height of her fame and years later, in the waning stages of her career. A touching biopic that shows the loneliness and sadness of fame, it is not…

With almost no marketing and nary a theater open to screen it, Eliza Hittman’s drama “Never Rarely Sometimes Always” managed to generate a decent amount of online buzz among quarantined film enthusiasts and critics alike. The intimate story centers on the tribulations of a 17-year-old Pittsb…

Disney’s latest from Pixar Studios, “Onward,” was recently released for purchase online and will be made available to watch on the streaming service Disney+ because of the concerning coronavirus outbreak that’s closed many theaters in the country. The release of this feature in early March s…

In the wake of the coronavirus encouraging people to avoid going out as much as possible, many may not be as keen to visit the cinemas as in week’s past. However, those staying home, whether from school or work, may be left wondering what else to watch. That’s where Netflix’s “Horse Girl” co…

Being consistently hyped up since its debut at Cannes 2019, Bong Joon-Ho’s much-talked about new masterpiece is bitingly clever. A slow-burn drama with a few key notes of black comedy peppered in, “Parasite” creates its own unique spirit while still being easy to follow. Though the subtitles…

Director Oz Perkins’ adaptation of the fairy tale “Gretel & Hansel” aims to be the type of slow-burn, artsy horror that’s caught critical traction over the last few years. Films like “The Witch,” “Hereditary” and Perkins’ previous film “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” have challenged the notio…

Based on the popular Sega video game series, “Sonic the Hedgehog” takes Sonic out of his own world, bringing him to planet Earth in a new, modern story. Though the final version of “Sonic the Hedgehog” features none of the animation that caused such an internet uproar last year that the prod…

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…