Salt Lake Tribune
The Yellow Birds (2017)
20th Century Women (2017)
The Founder (2017)
"Shyamalan creates nail-biting tension and gives McAvoy room to create a vast array of interesting characters within a single body. But it's disgusting how Shyamalan treats the three young women as meat, literally and figuratively."
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
Patriots Day (2017)
The Bye Bye Man (2017)
45 Years (2015)
"Everything is so perfectly beautiful in Carol, director Todd Haynes' '50s melodrama, that it more closely resembles a museum diorama than a movie -- until its luminous stars, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, breathe life and passion into it."
A Monster Calls (2017)
"The movie's most fascinating character turns out to be the monster itself, a collection of snaking branches with demon-red eyes -- and brought to life by Neeson's voice, which modulates from a tiger's purr to a terrain-leveling roar."
Hunter Gatherer (2016)
"Royo turns Ashley into a merry Don Quixote, a man who believes his pursuit of romance, no matter how doomed, ennobles his many failings. His performance is brimming with vitality, masking an inner heartbreak that only comes out in a touching finale."
Hidden Figures (2017)
A War (Krigen) (2016)
London Has Fallen (2016)
Plan 10 From Outer Space (1994)
"More than 20 years after its debut (at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, no less), Plan 10 From Outer Space is back with a remastered print -- preserving the Utah-centric weirdness for a new generation."
The Choice (2016)
The Forest (2016)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
"Directors Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Alessandro Carloni give Po's adventures the same gorgeously stylized look as in the previous films and find good humor in Po's unexpected return to his fellow pandas."
Triple 9 (2016)
Gods Of Egypt (2016)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
"It gives a clear-eyed view of the human costs of war: the physical sacrifices of the military men and women fighting it, the emotional costs to the journalists who cover it and the psychic toll on the civilians in the middle."
Where to Invade Next (2016)
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Why Him? (2016)
"Portman's performance reaches past mere impersonation to capture her sense of dignity that allowed her, in the face of her husband's horrific death, to complete the task of establishing his place in history."
"There are some cool science-fiction visuals -- the best is when Aurora is trapped in bubbles of water as the gravity malfunctions while she's in a swimming pool -- but nothing that quickens the pulse."
Assassin's Creed (2016)
The Bad Kids (2016)
La La Land (2016)
"La La Land is more than just a chance to bask in the warm nostalgia of Hollywood musicals. Chazelle captures a feeling reminiscent of the jazz Sebastian so admires: He takes what's familiar, tinkers with it, and creates something new and alive."
Collateral Beauty (2016)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story upends Lucas' familiar saga by zeroing in on the compelling lives outside the orbit of the Skywalkers. There's one word that accurately conveys what this movie does to the Star Wars universe: Rebellion."
Manchester by the Sea (2016)
"Manchester by the Sea paints a rich and touching portrait of a family's grief, and one man drawn back to deal with the past he tried to put behind him. It's a movie that will resonate in the heart long after the credits roll."
Office Christmas Party (2016)
Miss Sloane (2016)
"Miss Sloane serves up plenty that's worth seeing, from Jessica Chastain's take-no-prisoners performance to the sly ways director John Madden and rookie screenwriter Jonathan Perera condemn the lobbying industry."
Man Down (2016)
"The issues Man Down raises are important, and it's noble for Montiel and LaBeouf to try to dramatize them so forcefully. But when the storytelling feels at odds with the intent... it becomes a wasted opportunity."
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
The Eagle Huntress (2016)