WOMAN OF STRAW

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 17, 2015 After his enormous success as James Bond in 1962 with “Dr. No” and the following year with “From Russia...

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

     For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 17, 2015 While it’s true that “The Sound of Music” (1965, G) lives up (or down) to its saccharine reputation, there’s a...

BIG EYES

        For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 17, 2015 Amy Adams delivers a knockout performance in “Big Eyes” as artist Margaret Keane, famous for her...

KIDS, COPS & MONKEYS, OH MY

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 17, 2015 A popular novel adapted for the big screen, along with a sequel to a family film and a G-rated documentary, lead new movies opening around...

VINTAGE COLUMN: CLAMORING FOR CLASSICS

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 17, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: In this 25-year-old Deseret News column (Oct. 14, 1990), with the headline, 'Old-movie...

THE QUIET GUN

           For Hicksflicks.com, April 10, 2015 “The Quiet Gun” (1957, b/w) is a low-budget programmer, an independently produced...

THE PLAYHOUSE/SHERLOCK JR.

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 10, 2015 Buster Keaton was a movie genius during the silent era, and though many place him second to Charlie...

DORIS DAY ESSENTIALS

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 10, 2015 It’s a birthday month for that ever-youthful freckle-faced singing star of two decades of memorable movies, Doris Day. Depending on...

WARS AND RUMORS ...

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 10, 2015 A new LDS film from the writer-director of “The Saratov Approach” is playing all over the state (it opened Wednesday), along with some...

VINTAGE COLUMN: STAR POWER

   For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 10, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: My inner (nowadays outer) grumpy old man came out in this Dec. 17, 1995, column in the Deseret News, with the...

DAVID AND LISA

    For Hicksflicks.com, April 3, 2015 An intelligent but unstable young man with an aggressive fear of being touched and an obsession with clocks is taken to a youth...

THE ROBE

     For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 3, 2015 Just in time for Easter, here’s an opportunity to see a Bible story (albeit a fictional one) of the kind we don’t get...

SHARKY’S MACHINE

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 3, 2015 Burt Reynolds’ cop thriller  “Sharky’s Machine” (1981, R for violence, language, sex) has been...

FASTER & FURIOUSER

        For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 3, 2015 Only one major-studio film is opening this week and it’s also the only one going into wide release. That would be the...

VINTAGE COLUMN: MOVIE TITLES

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, April 3, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: Ever get the idea that dozens of movies have similarly forgettable titles? That was the subject of “Movie titles echo each...

RIDE THE PINK HORSE

      For Hicksflicks.com, March 27, 2015 Robert Montgomery was a 40-something A-list leading man with more than 50 films under his belt (including the classic...

SONS OF THE DESERT

    For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 27, 2015 Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were one of cinema’s most inventive and hilarious comedy teams, a pair of instantly...

THE IMITATION GAME

      For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 27, 2015 For my money, “The Imitation Game” (2014, PG-13) was last year’s best film, a rich, funny, touching and...

ALIENS, CONVICTS, DEMONS, COWBOYS

  For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 27, 2015 The only two studio films opening wide this weekend are an animated feature for kids and a sleazy R-rated farce for grown men that are...

VINTAGE COLUMN: SEX, VIOLENCE

  Gary Oldman, left, Keanu Reeves, 'Dracula'; Uma Thurman, Andy Garcia, 'Jennifer Eight' For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 27, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: In a Deseret News...