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Marvel Follows Movie’s Advice to Achieve Full Potential | Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Review

Premise Shaun (Simu Liu) lives an aimless life as a valet attendant until his past catches up with him. Much to the surprise of his best friend, Katy (Awkwafina), he turns out to be the son of powerful Kung Fu masters, one of whom is a power-hungry immortal warlord...

A Wedding On a Budget | “Once I Was Engaged” Review

“I'm sorry, I know ‘cheap’ is a trigger word for you.”“‘Frugal’ is such a better word!” This is a low budget comedy that comes with all the cheesiness you can expect for a movie intended for a niche audience, but it is unexpectedly insightful.  Premise Bree Carrington...

Why we need to talk about The Chosen Season 2

Premise Based on stories in the New (and Old) Testament, “The Chosen” brings to life how Jesus Christ led his followers as they went about doing good. I first thought from the previews that the show would center on all the expected Bible stories, following the life of...

Electrifying “Summer of Soul” finally sees the light

"Summer of Soul": 3 1/2 Stars out of 4 It’s a fascinating story: an all-star music festival from the summer of 1969, set in Harlem at a critical juncture in black history, lost to history for fifty years. Until now. "Summer of Soul (or, When the Revolution Could Not...

Revisiting Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’ 80 years after it won best picture

In 1940, Alfred Hitchcock released his first American film which later won him his only Best Picture. Now, 80 years later and a few weeks from the Academy Awards, KSL Movie Classics takes a look back at that movie and some of the reasons it’s still relevant today.

Why I no longer write for KSL

To get right to the point, and to save everyone any additional reading for the day, I left KSL.com because my editor told me I couldn’t report on a movie at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. That is the short and direct answer. If you’d like to keep reading you can....