Here’s a BBQ joint where you’re bound to get hooked

When it comes to fishing, catfish is the only one that’ll hook you, or so I was told by an old guy at a...

Chandler Jazz Festival showcases local, national talent April 6-7

Jazz up your routine with some sweet sounds from horns, keys and more at the 19th Annual Chandler Jazz Festival Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, in downtown Chandler.

Dr. Seuss spinoff ‘The Lorax’ doesn’t conceal its bias

For those unfamiliar with The Lorax, the 1971 children’s book on which the new film Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is based: It’s an environmentalist parable...

‘Aging in place:’ Home modifications stressed to help elders stay independent longer

By Melody Birkett Baby boomers have long been known for their generation’s rebellious streak and challenging of established practices. Since 2011 when 73 million cohorts...

With ‘Kin,’ Franco locks up his cinematic standing among all-time most creepy freaks

It's flown a bit under the radar, but this odd, gritty little tale is not without merit. It's set in the economic wastes of...

Classic ’42nd Street’ coming to Tempe stage

Some directors, speaking to an inexperienced young actress just before she goes on in a lead role for the first time, might say something like, “Hey, go out there and have fun, you’ll be fine.”

Intense drama unfolds in ‘Gidion’s Knot’

Even though it’s set in a fifth grade classroom, Gidion’s Knot is decidedly not for fifth graders, or even 6th graders.

Newly constituted ‘Peter Rabbit’ combines happy mix of music and warmth

Newly constituted 'Peter Rabbit' combines happy mix of music and warmth

A coming-of-age bow for Phoenix film celebration

In many cultures, the 18th birthday is a big deal, the serious coming of age birthday. Phoenix Film Festival turns 18 this year, and does indeed seem to be making the leap to the next level.

Greater Phoenix 2019 filmfest stresses ‘Greater’

By M.V. Moorhead Now in its 23rd season, the Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival is light on the Phoenix and heavy on the “greater.” The annual...
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