WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

      For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 One of Billy Wilder’s greatest films is based on Agatha Christie’s play “Witness for the Prosecution” (1957,...

OSCAR LEFTOVERS

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 Academy Award-winners “Birdman,” “The Theory of Everything” and other Oscar-bait pictures have widened their nets a bit this weekend, hoping to...

VINTAGE COLUMN: ‘CINEMA IN YOUR FACE!’? — THAT’S RIGHT, A THIRD ART THEATER OPENS IN SLC

        For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we have two movie art houses in Salt Lake City — the single-screen Tower...

TEN SECONDS TO HELL

       For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 20, 2015 The British-West German production “Ten Seconds to Hell” (1959, b/w) is a post-World War II thriller about a...

THE BLACK PIRATE

     For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 The classic Douglas Fairbanks swashbuckler “The Black Pirate” (1926, silent) was the fourth commercial feature to be...

THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY’S

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 “The Night They Raided Minsky’s (1968, PG-13) is a reissued farce that has been out of print forever and...

TEENS, TEENS AND MORE TEENS

Three movies this week are set in and around high schools, two of them uplifting sports stories and a third that appears to be yet another raunchy teen comedy. For Hicksflicks.com,...

VINTAGE ARTICLE: IS OSCAR CURSE A REALITY — OR MOSTLY RUMOR?

Rita Moreno, Best Supporting Actress, 'West Side Story' (1961) For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: This being Oscar weekend, here’s a related Weekend...

EARLY JAMES STEWART

For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 13, 2015 One thing about such manufacture-on-demand sites as Warner Archive, Fox Cinema Archives, Sony Choice Collection, Universal Vault Series, etc., is...

GIANT

      For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 “Giant” (1956) is most notable as James Dean’s third and final starring role, but it’s also an excellent drama...

REMAKE REWIND COLLECTIONS

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 The bargain DVD label Mill Creek has come up with something novel, a series of reissued double-feature DVDs labeled “Remake Rewind”: ...

VALENTINE’S TRICK-OR-TREAT

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 The big film for Valentine’s Day — and which is being heavily promoted as such — is “Fifty Shades of Grey.” (For my feelings about...

VINTAGE COLUMN: THE BEST ROMANTIC MOVIES ARE THOSE ABOUT PURSUING TRUE LOVE

       Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Notorious.' For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: Well, perhaps...

KENTUCKY

        For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 6, 2015 During the Civil War a young child sees his father murdered by a soldier that wants his horse for the war...

GOLDFINGER

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 By the time the third James Bond movie, “Goldfinger” (1964), came around, the British secret agent with a...

HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS

          For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 One of my favorite films last year was “Hector and the Search for Happiness” (R), a...

HE’S NOT THAT KIND OF PLAYER

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 A film shot in Utah, a foreign film up for an acting Oscar, two sci-fi epics and SpongeBob SquarePants make for an eclectic movie weekend. And...

VINTAGE ARTICLE: GORE IS MINIMAL, BUT FILM’S TOO SCARY FOR TINY KIDS

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: With “Jurassic Park 4,” aka “Jurassic World,” bearing down on us (it opens June 12), it seems appropriate to revisit reactions...

FOUR ADVENTURES OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE

       For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 16, 2015 I've always loved the works of French filmmaker Eric Rohmer, although they are certainly a matter of taste. As a...

THE PALM BEACH STORY

      For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 Fans of old movies know filmmaker Preston Sturges as the guy that wrote and directed one hilarious screwball...