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The 2014 Sun Valley Film Festival: 'And... Action'new

"When you're just getting started, you're hungry for validation and brand awareness, and you can't grow fast enough. But I'm finding myself, a year later, acutely aware that this is where we want to be right now."
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  03-13-2014  |  Movies

How to Win the Oscar Poolnew

A cheat sheet for picking Hollywood's big winners.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  02-20-2014  |  Movies

The Award For Best Oscar Controversy Goes

Dylan Farrow's letter has upended Hollywood in the final days of voting leading up to the Academy Awards ceremony on March 2.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  02-12-2014  |  Movies

Banff Mountain Film Festivalnew

Hit the slopes vicariously through others.
Boise Weekly  |  Harrison Berry  |  01-29-2014  |  Movies

Movie Madness: The Best of 2013new

The sweet sixteen, elite eight and final four.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  12-27-2013  |  Movies


Vince Gilligan told Variety that Breaking Bad wouldn't have made it past season one if not for Netflix timing the availability of past seasons so subscribers could catch up.
Boise Weekly  |  Amy Atkins  |  11-07-2013  |  Movies

Blue is the Warmest Color: Banned in Boise?new

Blue is the Warmest Color is too good not to be seen. If only Idaho Code would allow it.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  10-09-2013  |  Reviews

Postcard from the Toronto International Film Festivalnew

With feel-it-in-your-bones resonance, four films--each a blockbuster--crashed upon the shore of Lake Ontario this past week, one right after the other, not just raising TIFF's curtain but shredding it.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-11-2013  |  Movies

Agencies Struggle to Help Returning Soldiersnew

For returning soldiers, the next battle is on the homefront.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-06-2013  |  War

Opportunity, Montaananew

A review of Brad Tyer's new nonfiction book offering a look at the modern environmentalist.
Boise Weekly  |  Jo Deurbrouck  |  07-24-2013  |  Books

The Long Goodbyenew

An Idaho family fights to learn the truth about their daughter's death.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  07-21-2013  |  Features

Capitalist? Terrorist? Don't Be Reluctant to See This Thrillernew

"In that moment [of 9/11], I felt the awe, audacity, the ruthlessness of the act, surpassed only by its genius."
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  05-15-2013  |  Reviews

Arise and Sprout Film Festivals Grow Social Awareness Through Cinemanew

It's easy to brush off movies as mindless escapism—it's especially easy to do when a film involves exploding robots. But sometimes films can make audiences not only feel, but think and act.
Boise Weekly  |  Jessica Johnson  |  05-02-2013  |  Movies

Jingo Pornnew

Olympus Has Fallen is the worst kind of exploitation as it marginalizes North Korea’s real-life despotism
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  04-18-2013  |  Reviews

Sun Valley Film Festival Will Only Become More Successfulnew

SVFF's real star-turn was in its lively, inside-the-velvet-rope Coffee Talks.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  03-20-2013  |  Movies

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