HIGH TENSION

     For Hicksflicks.com, March 20, 2015 Familiar character actor/tough guy Brian Donlevy gets top billing but the rapid-fire, 63-minute “High Tension” (1936, b/w) is...

REAR WINDOW

     For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 20, 2015 "Rear Window" (1954) is one of Alfred Hitchcock's greatest later films, a nail-biting thriller about a professional...

LADY FROM SHANGHAI

                 For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 20, 2015 Orson Welles stars in, produced and wrote ...

FANTASY, FAITH, REVENGE

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 20, 2015 The three mainstream movies opening this week include the first sequel in the “Divergent” series, a faith film getting a wide release, and a...

VINTAGE COLUMN ON RATINGS

  The R-rated 'Betsy's Wedding' and 'Total Recall' (1990) For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 20, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: I feel as if I’ve spent most of my career at the...

MY FAVORITES FROM 20 YEARS AT SUNDANCE

  MY FAVORITES FROM 20 YEARS AT SUNDANCE From the Jan. 26, 2012, Deseret News As another 10-day Sundance party winds down, nostalgia comes floating my way — as it seems to do every...

FILM COMPETITION WINNER A SALUTE TO INDEPENDENTS

FILM COMPETITION WINNER A SALUTE TO INDEPENDENTS From the Sept. 12, 1978, Deseret News The announcement that “Girlfriends” won the regional film competition at the Utah/US Film Festival...

Richard Lester - DIRECTOR REMEMBERS HIS YEARS WORKING ON BEATLES MOVIES

  DIRECTOR REMEMBERS HIS YEARS WORKING ON BEATLES MOVIES From the Jan. 21, 1990, Deseret News PARK CITY – As you read this, director Richard Lester is winging his way back to...

THE WOMAN THEY ALMOST LYNCHED

       For Hicksflicks.com, March 13, 2015 Several boutique DVD labels continue to release movies that are not only rare but largely forgotten, many of them...

THE QUIET MAN

      For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 13, 2015 One of the greatest collaborations of star John Wayne and director John Ford is "The Quiet Man," a colorful,...

THE WILD ONE

       For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 13, 2015 When you think of biker flicks, what comes to mind? The 1969 classic “Easy Rider,” perhaps, with Peter...

Disney princess or R-rated action?

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 13, 2015 The major choices among this week’s new films are yet another variation on a popular fairy tale and yet another Liam Neeson action thriller....

VINTAGE COLUMN: TONED-DOWN SEX IN TV COMEDIES? CHANCES ARE SLIM

   Scott Sassa, in 1991; Jay Leno, same period For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 13, 2015 EDITOR’S NOTE: This Deseret News column from Jan. 22, 1999, is in response...

RX MURDER

      For Hicksflicks.com, March 6, 2015 A lot of little gems have lately been making their way across the pond, English movies from the 1950s that no one has...

THE HIGH AND THE MIGHTY

      For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 6, 2015 Before “Airport” and its sequels, before “Skyjacked” or the TV movie “Mayday at 40,000 Feet,” and certainly...

SEPARATE TABLES

         For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 6, 2015 Based on Terence Rattigan’s play — actually, two interconnected one-act plays — “Separate...

IT’S NOT REALLY SECOND BEST

For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 6, 2015 A sequel to a movie about old people? How could any movie about oldsters be a success when we know they don’t go make purchases, switch brands...

VINTAGE COLUMN: MOVIE GORE NO LONGER WELCOME

                 Jobeth Williams and friend in 'Poltergeist' (1982) For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, March 6,...

ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN

      For Hicksflicks.com, Feb. 27, 2015 Fredric March stars in the biographical melodrama “One Foot in Heaven” (1941, b/w), which earned an Oscar nomination...

CHARADE

    For Hicksflicks.com, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 There are lots of movies by other directors that have been done in the style of Alfred Hitchcock — including such highly...