The Daily Utah Chronicle

“Wild” is visually striking but lacks character depth

January 26, 2015

“Wild” is a wilderness drama about a woman’s journey from the depths of self-destruction to the heights of self–discovery. In an attempt to salvage her life, which is ravaged by drug addiction and nymphomania, Cheryl Strayed endeavors to complete an 1,100-mile trek from southern California to...

“Birdman” flies high with strong acting, writing and cinematography

January 23, 2015

“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” is my type of film. Between Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s directing, Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography and an all-star cast’s dynamic acting, “Birdman” was a repeated name at this year’s Golden Gl...

2014’s top grossing movies

2014’s top grossing movies

January 14, 2015


Excellent acting in “The Imitation Game” makes up for contrast between content and message

January 12, 2015

The Imitation Game” is a biopic of Alan Turing that excels within the confines of its conventional mold. Ripe with the drama of World War II, this film is never boring and Turing’s personal struggles provoked a stronger emotional response than I expected. However, the social critiques that the film...

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