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Film

Screenshot from Everybodys Talking About Jamie Trailer. (Courtesy 20th Century Studios)

‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’ a Movie Musical Spectacle

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor September 18, 2021

  "Everybody’s Talking About Jamie," the newest release from Amazon Prime Video, is a screen adaptation of a musical of the same name, based on a BBC documentary centered around Jamie Campbell,...

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Villain in ‘Shang-Chi’ Steals the Show

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer September 17, 2021

  “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” begins not with the hero, but the villain. Played by Hong Kong megastar and titan of World Arthouse cinema Tony Leung, Wenwu is the owner of the...

Screenshot from Candyman. (Courtesy of Monkeypaw Productions)

‘Candyman’ is Summoned, but Drowns in its Ambition

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer September 7, 2021

  Over the decades, Bernard Rose's 1992 "Candyman" has been acknowledged as a classic of the horror genre. Nia DaCosta’s newly released “spiritual sequel,” also entitled "Candyman," has a...

The White Lotus: Official Trailer. (Courtesy of HBO Maxs YouTube)

‘The White Lotus’ Offers Audiences Eerie and Emotional Suspense

By Lee Kedem, Arts Writer September 7, 2021

  "The White Lotus" writer, director and creator Mike White masterminded an eerie, suspenseful tale of a vacation gone wrong in the first season of the new HBO Max series. He put together a...

Poster for Netflixs Hes All That featuring Addison Rae and Tanner Buchanan. (Courtesy IMDb)

‘He’s All That’ Full of Bad Cliches, but Turns Old Stereotypes on their Heads

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer September 7, 2021

  Last Friday, Netflix released “He’s All That” for streaming audiences. The film, starring TikTok darling Addison Rae and "Cobra Kai" actor Tanner Buchanan, is a gender-swapped reboot of...

Gossip Girl (HBO Max) Trailer HD. (Courtesy of TV Promos YouTube)

Safran’s ‘Gossip Girl’ Spin-Off Creates a Glamorous World of Escapism and Heart

By Lee Kedem, Arts Writer September 7, 2021

  Welcome back Utahns... Would that be the equivalent of "Upper East Siders?" Who knows? Who cares? That same optimistic confusion is the feeling I got when watching Joshua Safran’s "Gossip...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

A Year in Review and a Look at What’s Next for Arts at the U

By Paige Gardner and Hannah Keating September 5, 2021

  The University of Utah’s College of Fine Arts departments have had a year unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic challenged students in arts departments at the U to pursue traditionally in-person...

Emilia Jones in CODA (screencap courtesy of Apple+ TV)

The Beat of ‘CODA’ is Familiar, but it has a Heart of its Own

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer September 3, 2021

  The template for director Sian Heder's film "CODA" is resoundingly familiar. After all, "CODA" is a coming-of-age tale about a small-town girl with big dreams and untapped talent, a family skeptical...

Miriam Ingrid as Maya in Beartown. (Courtesy HBO Max)

HBO Max’s ‘Beartown’ Should Make You Uncomfortable

By Tervela Georgieva, Arts Writer September 2, 2021

  Content warning: contains spoilers for “Beartown." Contains discussion of sexual assault. When HBO released a series based on Fredrik Backman's novel "Beartown," it felt serendipitous....

(Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Student Groups Give Non-Major Artists Opportunities to Create

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor September 2, 2021

  The effects of the pandemic dramatically altered the way the arts on-campus, particularly student-led or non-departmentally sanctioned programs, could function. While the College of...