Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, March 6, 2014 3:53 pm MST
The decline of comics pages in newspapers may be directly attributable to the end of Calvin and Hobbes.
Published: Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:14 pm MST
Some say we should separate the art from the artist. But, in light of accusations about Woody Allen's alleged sordid personal life, I won't be buying a ticket to any of his movies any time soon.
Published: Thursday, February 13, 2014 3:02 pm MST
Shirley Temple made one film that left an indelible impression on me that continues to this day — 1940’s “The Blue Bird.”
Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014 3:02 pm MST
Writers and filmmakers need to respect their audience enough to honor the rules of their fictional creations that they themselves establish.
Published: Thursday, January 30, 2014 3:54 pm MST
Movies that show people making bad choices glamorize their subjects in a way that reality television does not.
Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014 3:01 pm MST
At the end of every column, I refer to myself as a “recovering actor." That is still true. But, like many a recovering addict, I recently relapsed.
Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:19 pm MST
Modern audiences generally reject entertainment that ridicules people for their religion, unless the target is members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 3:19 pm MST
I’m all for free speech. What I’m against is the selective and specious invocation of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution only in defense of the guy with which one happens to agree.
Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 3:31 pm MST
I’m heartened to discover that when it comes to Christmas TV specials, many traditions endure, and the same hokey, animated TV specials I grew up on are the ones my kids watch. Indeed, they’re the o...
Published: Thursday, December 5, 2013 3:55 pm MST
Traditional carols carry much of the blame for misperceptions about Christmas.