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Travis Poppleton has been covering movie news, film reviews and live events for publications around the country since 2010. He was also one of the voices behind the popular Flix Junkies podcast and award winning KSL Popcorn Report. Today, Travis covers classic movies and film history here at utah.film.

Joshua Terry is an award-winning film critic and photographer who has taught English composition for Weber State since 2016. He appeared on the KJZZ Movie Show from 2013-2016, and spent seven years as the weekly film critic for the Deseret News in Salt Lake City. With degrees in Mass Communication and American Studies, he has worked simultaneously in local media and academia for more than fifteen years.

Dani Hatch is a Film Studies major with a minor in Business Administration. She does most of her work independently, which is featured on her YouTube channel and her blog. She is passionate about collaborating with others  and she hopes to become a producer to professionally lead her own creative teams.


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Romanticism vs Reality in “Where the Crawdads Sing”
Romanticism vs Reality in “Where the Crawdads Sing”

Premise In the 1960’s North Carolina marshes, the body of Chase Andrews (Harris Dickinson) is found at the base of a high tower. Speculation and town gossip leads to the arrest and trial of Kya Clark (Daisy Edgar-Jones) who lives alone in the marshes. Romanticism and...

UFO sci-fi horror ‘Nope’ is a step down from Peele’s best
UFO sci-fi horror ‘Nope’ is a step down from Peele’s best

For the last five-odd years, I’ve had a recurring nightmare. The details and circumstances vary, but the concept is always the same. I see some kind of incredible spectacle—a tornado, a brilliant sunset, even the arrival of a spaceship. My first instinct is to grab my...