Whiskey and Popcorn Reviews… Shia LaBeouf’s HONEY BOY is a Cathartic Journey for the Troubled Actor


—By Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle Shia LaBeouf explores his own childhood in the highly meta and cathartic film Honey Boy. In this film, the child star is 12-year-old Otis. His father is an ex-rodeo clown and convict who now acts as his guardian. We come to discover that Otis, and by extension LaBeouf, experiences […]

Whiskey and Popcorn Reviews… Sensational! PARASITE is Why We Go See Movies


—By Kaely Monahan and Tuesday Mahrle Darkly humorous with a biting edge, Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is a masterpiece of cinematic storytelling. Greed, classism and horror are wrapped in a hysterical package that will leave you in stitches. The poor Kim family finds a way to easy street only to find out the high life […]

Sparking Conversations That Inform, Educate and Resonate


Oscar buzzworthy film opens Scottsdale festival Founded in 2001, the Scottsdale International Film Festival (SIFF) celebrates humanity by sharing stories from diverse filmmakers and connecting audiences with award-winning cinema from around the globe. During its 19-year history, the 10-day event has presented more than 700 films — ranging from major Academy Award winners to undiscovered […]

The Performing Arts Season


An escape from everyday life By Kathryn M. Miller ~Arizonans are a resilient bunch – anyone who lives through a summer in the Valley can attest to that. Economic downturns are taken in stride. Housing bubble-bursts are recovered from. Budgets are cut. Belts are tightened. Yet somehow, progress is made, growth happens and in the […]