Film-making adventure was a real ‘eye-opener’

“It was, oh man...it was eye-opening,” says Lisa Vargas. “I have this idea that I want to do films, but I’d never actually been on a movie set before.”

Fine acting in ‘White Boy’ leads to a touching finale

A real-life inner city Baltimore teen named Richie Merritt plays the title role in this strange true-crime period piece.

Our film guy lists his top 2011 picks

Phoenix Film Critics Society, of which I am a proud founding member, announced its 2011 Award winners shortly before New Year’s Day. Among those...

What’s Fido thinking? Pet psychic knows

“Did you ever look at her and wonder what she was thinking?”

Solid performances, witty plot ‘Guaranteed’ here

Source material for film has ranged from, at the prestigious end, masterpieces of world literature and drama and momentous historical events, down the slide...

Acrobatic wunderkind leaps at a chance to revisit her mentor

SPECIAL REPORT BY M.V. MOORHEAD PHOTOGRAPHY BY BILLY HARDIMAN 'THEY FLOAT THROUGH THE AIR WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE . . . The daring young...

Lego Movie Part 2: Not bad, even from this deprived kid

By M. V. Moorhead Whenever the subject of Legos comes up, as it does more and more frequently in popular movie reviewing, I feel the need...

Special-effects spectacle takes ‘Man of Steel’ to new cinematic heights

Playing Superman is sometimes seen as a curse for an actor. The career and life of George Reeves were blighted by his association with...

Penguins: They’re back

2006’s Happy Feet was a truly crazy movie, a blend of Pixar-style animation, Bollywood musical and a streak of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. Set...

‘Death Cure’ yet another in post-apocalyptic yarns of late

Well, that would be an impressive medical breakthrough, wouldn’t it?
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