Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, July 23, 2015 6:29 pm MDT
The Utah Shakespeare Festival's brilliant production of "Amadeus" raises an important question: when portraying bad people behaving badly, how much is too much?
Published: Thursday, July 16, 2015 3:35 pm MDT
What’s the best way to read "Go Set a Watchman," to appreciate it on its own terms without diminishing memories of "To Kill a Mockingbird?" The answer, surprisingly, can be found in the tale of how “...
Published: Thursday, July 9, 2015 3:11 pm MDT
To have any street cred in the geek community, you have to be a fan of "Doctor Who."
Published: Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:01 pm MDT
While many people celebrate the Fourth of July by heading to the theaters, there are curiously very few movies that appropriately celebrate Independence Day.
Published: Thursday, June 25, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
"Before This World," James Taylor's new CD, proves you may not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but an old singer can write and record wonderful new music.
Published: Thursday, June 18, 2015 3:23 pm MDT
"Jurassic World" proves there’s nothing wrong with big-spectacle entertainment. But once you go too big, you’re pretty much left with nowhere else to go.
Published: Friday, June 5, 2015 4:16 pm MDT
David Letterman's early career was about skewering the kind of talk show host that he eventually became.
Published: Thursday, May 28, 2015 10:11 am MDT
Dozens of superhero tales on the big and small screen may seem like overkill, but they're actually satisfying a demand for fundamental moral examinations of good versus evil in bright, shiny packages.
Published: Thursday, May 7, 2015 3:05 pm MDT
Many actors resent being identified with their most iconic roles, but it's very hard to feel sorry for them.
Published: Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:40 pm MDT
Most action heroes in the big blockbusters are loners too busy saving the world and/or galaxy to settle down with a wife and kids.