The Prescott Film Festival returns to YCPAC, October 14 – 17

An Arizona premiere. A look back at NASA’s Apollo program with rarely seen-footage. Insights on joy from unlikely friends. Silent-movie swashbuckling, set to a live soundtrack and much more! All of this can be found when our local celebration of independent cinema returns! The Prescott Film Festival makes its stunning comeback to the Yavapai College

On Cinema With Tonatiuh Malanos-Rodriguez

Why Overreliance on CGI is Ruining Movies

You’ve heard it time after time, whether it be from technophobic armchair critics, people who hate George Lucas, or the voice in your head when you see this complete abomination: “CGI is ruining movies.” If you read my last article, you might think it’s odd that I’m attacking CGI (Computer Graphic Images) when I previously


Why Nearly Every Story Has The Same Sappy Ending

This is obviously a rhetorical question, but have you noticed that pretty much every movie you’ve ever seen has the same cliché ending where the good guy saves the day and wins? Doesn’t it irritate you after a while? Do you ever find yourself saying, “Hmph, wouldn’t it be a nice change of pace to


Opinion: How Summer Has Become So Very Special in America

The calendar opines that summer starts on June 20, but we know better. Metaphorically, it starts on Memorial Day, when we give thanks to those we honor, those who gave their lives for their country. Then it is, “Beach, ahoy!” Memorial Day weekend signals the beginning of summer as if a flaming taper were applied

On Cinema With Tonatiuh Malanos-Rodriguez

The Father is the Greatest Horror Movie that I’ve Ever Seen

Just to clarify this right off the bat, I know that The Father isn’t really a horror movie. It’s an incredibly clever drama with psychological suspense themes not unlike that of Inception or Arrival. That said, it is a truly horrifying film. My less-than-flattering Nomadland article inspired me to continue the theme of reviewing the


Oscar predictions: Can anything beat ‘Nomadland’?

Ahead of Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards, Associated Press Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr share their predictions for a ceremony that is forging on in the midst of the pandemic. BEST PICTURE The Nominees: “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal,” “The Trial of the

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