MORE OSCAR-BAIT

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 January continues to be the catch-up month for most of the country when it comes to Oscar-nominated movies. "American Sniper" and...

VINTAGE COLUMN: ADULTS ARE BIG MOVIE FANS, TOO

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015 EDITOR'S NOTE: Once again an old ‘Hicks On Flicks' column (from the Feb. 26, 1982, Deseret News) feels all...

WIDESCREEN WINNERS

    For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 9, 2015 The manufacture-on-demand site Warner Archive has been releasing older movie titles for film buffs and aging fans for several years...

ALL ABOUT EVE

    For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 Arguably the greatest film ever made about backstage politics, "All About Eve" (1950, b/w) is a terrific comedy-drama...

FITZCARRALDO

          For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 Klaus Kinski, who was both muse and aggravator to his frequent director Werner Herzog,...

OSCARS AND ACTION

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 An Oscar frontrunner, or so the Hollywood prognosticators would have us believe, is "Selma," which opens today. Also on tap is Liam Neeson's...

HIGH, WIDE AND HANDSOME

      For Hicksflicks.com, Jan. 2, 2015 The musical "High, Wide and Handsome" (1937, b/w) was quickly forgotten in the shadow of "Show Boat" the year before,...

THE MASK OF ZORRO

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 "The Mask of Zorro" (1998, PG-13) opens in 1821 as Spanish nobleman Don Diego de la Vega, aka Zorro...

THE EMERALD FOREST

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 A forgotten film by John Boorman ("Point Blank," "Deliverance"), "The Emerald Forest" (1985, R for...

IT’S A VERY COLD YEAR (SO FAR)

         For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 Just a couple of new movies open this week, still competing with all the Oscar contenders that...

VINTAGE COLUMN: WANTED: A GOOD WESTERN

      For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Jan. 2, 2015 EDITOR'S NOTE: I love Westerns. And in a few weeks, when the Cinemark Classic Movies series' latest six-film cycle...

SPIN A DARK WEB

          For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 Faith Domergue was one of those underrated actresses in the 1940s and '50s that was...

TOUCH OF EVIL

           For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 Arguably Orson Welles' last great writing-directing effort, "Touch of Evil" (1958, b/w)...

MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

        For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 Woody Allen, who just turned 79, continues to churn out a film a year, and his latest, now on...

SINCEREST FORM OF FLATTERY …

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014 Well, it's the final weekend of 2014, so here come the Oscar hopefuls, PG/PG-13 division — because the kids are out of school and it is hoped...

CHANGE OF HEART

            For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 One of the great romantic-movie teams at the end of the silent-movie era and...

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

          For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 Even if you've seen "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946, b/w) a dozen times, it still manages...

THE GOOD LIE

                   For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 Reese Witherspoon's other big 2014...

BATTLE OF THE FIVE BLOCKBUSTERS

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 More than five blockbusters, actually, if you count those that opened in the past few weeks and are still playing ("Mockingjay," "Exodus,"...