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Karen Gillan in Dual. 
(Courtesy of Sundance.org)

Sundance: ‘Dual’ Fascinates with Darkness and Obscurity

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 23, 2022

  Riley Stearns has proven a unique and interesting addition to the world of off-kilter indie cinema. While I have only seen two of his three feature films, Stearns' distinctive style oozes through...

Daryl McCormack and Emma Thompson in Good Luck to You, Leo Grande. (Courtesy Sundance Institute)

Sundance: ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’ Sparks Discussion about De-stigmatizing Female Pleasure

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer January 23, 2022

  The intimate comedy “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” starring Emma Thompson and Daryl McCormack premiered at Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 22. Directed by Sophie Hyde with a script...

Regina Hall in a still from Master (Courtesy of Sundance.org)

Sundance: ‘Master’ Premiere Demonstrates the Pitfalls of Elevated Horror

By Megan Fisher, Arts Writer January 22, 2022

  "Master," the feature-length film debut of director and writer Mariama Diallo, has what every distinguished horror movie seems to have nowadays — a sickly pale color correction, trembling discordant...

Colin Farrell in After Yang (Courtesy Sundance.org)

Sundance: ‘After Yang’ is a Refreshing and Beautiful Addition to the Science Fiction Catalogue

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 22, 2022

  When any piece of cinema brands itself with the daunting label of science fiction, certain expectations are involuntarily assigned. As an audience, we have become so accustomed to killer robots...

Finn Wolfhard and Julianne Moore in When You Finish Saving the World. 
(Courtesy Sundance.org)

Sundance: Jesse Eisenberg’s Directorial Debut ‘When You Finish Saving the World’ is a Touching Exploration of Self-Worth

By Luke Jackson, Arts Writer January 22, 2022

  In 2002, Jesse Eisenberg made his cinematic acting debut in "Roger Dodger." His quick-witted, razor-sharp quirky style quickly became adored and his career began to skyrocket. With a range of...

Still from The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (Courtesy Sundance Film Festival)

Sundance: Re-Release of ‘The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love’ Opens Fully Virtual Festival

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer January 21, 2022

  After originally premiering at Sundance Film Festival in 1995, "The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love" returns as part of this year's online “pre-fest,” the first screening...

John Cameron Mitchell as Hedwig in the Origin of Love Tour

‘The Origin of Love’ at Utah Presents Illuminates the Songs and Stories of John Cameron Mitchell’s ‘Hedwig’

By Makena Reynolds, Arts Writer December 8, 2021

  After two years of waiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, "The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig" showed at Utah Presents this Friday, Dec. 4 at Kingsbury Hall as a 20th Anniversary...

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...

Still from the film Cicada. (Courtesy Damn These Heels Film Festival)

‘Damn These Heels’ LGBTQ+ Film Festival Gives Platform to Unique Voices

By Heather Graham, Assistant Copy Chief, Arts Writer June 30, 2021

  After an unusual year, the "Damn These Heels" Queer Film Festival returns July 9-18 with both in-person and virtual content and events showcasing 50 feature-length and short films. The annual...

Photo for the Social Dilemma

Docudrama ‘The Social Dilemma’ Will Change Your Perspective on Tech

By Hannah Keating, Arts Editor February 7, 2021

  “The Social Dilemma” is Netflix’s new docudrama being discussed at dinner tables across the country, at the same time that our fingers text and tap compulsively on phone screens beneath....