Review: ‘Miss Arizona’

By Michael Smith This year at the Heartland Film Festival, everything I saw fulfilled the festival’s mission to inspire filmmakers and audiences through the transformative power of film. However, no film that I saw was as relevant to the current climate as Miss Arizona. Miss Arizona follows Rose Raynes, former Miss Arizona, now a housewife who has a troubled marriage to a successful Hollywood agent and … Continue reading Review: ‘Miss Arizona’

Review: ‘First Man’

By Connor Carey Director Damien Chazelle proved himself through just two films to be one of today’s best working directors. Whiplash is one of the most electrifying, intense, and expertly made and edited movies I’ve seen all decade. It’s the movie that introduced me to Chazelle and the film that brought out the absolute best from performers Miles Teller and Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons. … Continue reading Review: ‘First Man’

From the Vault Review: ‘The Godfather Part III’ (1990)

By Anthony Miglieri The Godfather Part III is the worst movie of all time. Or so its reputation might have you believe. “Sofia Coppola is terrible,” many say. “It’s just boring,” others opine. And still, there are some like myself who have avoided Part III like a medical checkup: I knew that I should brave it, but did I really need to? However, it is not difficult … Continue reading From the Vault Review: ‘The Godfather Part III’ (1990)

Review: ‘Black Panther’

By Nathan Richard Ryan Coogler just keeps on proving that he is one of the best young directors in Hollywood. Black Panther is yet another showcase of his amazing talent. If there was any doubt that Black Panther couldn’t live up to his last films, including the emotional powerhouse Fruitvale Station and the inspiring rebirth of the Rocky franchise in Creed, consider those doubts gone. … Continue reading Review: ‘Black Panther’

Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

By Madyson McGill The opening scene begins with a striking wide shot: there’s a car in the distance heading for a train. It could be an introduction straight out of the Fast and Furious series, but it’s not. It’s a cop-out beginning to the last installment in the Maze Runner series, The Death Cure. Let’s get one detail straight for those not caught up with … Continue reading Review: ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

List: 5 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day

By Troi Watts What’s more romantic than a movie night? Whether you’re single, dating, or happily married, Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to sit back and watch movies. Not sure what to watch? Here are some suggestions! 5. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) This action-packed film may not be the most obvious choice for a Valentine’s Day movie, but it is a great combination … Continue reading List: 5 Movies to Watch on Valentine’s Day