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In this combination photo, Jamie Spears, father of singer Britney Spears, leaves the Stanley Mosk Courthouse on Oct. 24, 2012, in Los Angeles, and Britney Spears arrives at the premiere of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" on July 22, 2019, in Los Angeles. Attorneys for the two sparred Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, over how he should share power with a financial company newly appointed as his partner in the conservatorship that controls her money. (AP Photo)

‘Britney vs Spears’ Review: When the intervention is the problem

By Lisa Kennedy | The New York Times | October 8, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Brad Torchia | The New York Times) Mike Flanagan, who’s new series, “Midnight Mass,” was inspired by his experiences with religion and addiction, at home in Los Angeles on Sept. 12, 2021. In the new Netflix series, the acclaimed adapter of works by Shirley Jackson and Stephen King tells a more personal story.

Mike Flanagan explores his private horrors in ‘Midnight Mass’

By Darryn King | The New York Times | October 1, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) A banner for the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Sundance Film Festival attendees will have to wear masks, as well as get vaccinated against COVID-19

By Sean P. Means | September 28, 2021, 4:11 p.m.

In a photo provided by Roger Do Minh, The crew paints signs on building walls for shots in the Wes Anderson film.  For “The French Dispatch,” the filmmakers set up shop in a real French city to create the setting for the movie’s fictional one. (Roger Do Minh via The New York Times)

When Wes Anderson comes to town, buildings get symmetrical

By Mekado Murphy | The New York Times | September 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Marvel Studios via AP) This image released by Marvel Studios shows Simu Liu in a scene from "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

How Shang-Chi, master of kung fu, knocked down stereotypes

By Robert Ito | The New York Times | September 12, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Mass Distraction Media / Sundance Institute) Sly Stone performs in 1969 at the Harlem Culture Festival, the subject of Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's documentary "Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)." Sundance Institute, as part of its summer For the Locals series, will host free screenings of the movie on July 14, 2021, at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, and July 16, 2020, at Salt Lake City's Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre.

Sundance Institute is bringing back free summer screenings for Utah audiences

By Sean P. Means | June 2, 2021, 1:54 p.m.

(Matt Sayles  |  AP file photo) A giant replica of an Oscar statuette outside the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The 93rd Academy Awards will happen Sunday, April 25, from the Dolby Theatre and Union Station in Los Angeles — thus allowing a socially distanced group of nominees and presenters on Hollywood's biggest night, in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Many Oscar contenders ‘opened’ on screens at home. Here are the films The Salt Lake Tribune predicts will win.

By Sean P. Means | April 23, 2021, 12:42 a.m.

(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune file photo) Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam in 2017.

Sundance Institute CEO Keri Putnam is stepping down after 11 years

By Sean P. Means | March 25, 2021, 6:30 p.m.

(Joe Rushmore  |  courtesy A24) Writer-director Lee Isaac Chung on the set of his movie "Minari," talking to actors Steven Yeun, left, and Will Patton. "Minari" has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including two for Chung himself, for directing and original screenplay.

‘Minari’ writer-director Lee Isaac Chung, a University of Utah alumnus, earns two Oscar nominations

By Sean P. Means | March 15, 2021, 11:33 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of Slamdance Film Festival) Tender Huang plays a receptionist in a "suicide hotel," in the drama "Taipei Suicide Story," which won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for narrative features at the 2021 Slamdance Film Festival. Huang also won the festival's Acting Award.

Taiwanese drama wins top honors at the virtual Slamdance Film Festival

By Sean P. Means | February 26, 2021, 12:00 a.m.

(David Bornfriend  |  A24) Steven Yeun, foreground, plays the patriarch of a Korean-American family starting a farm in Arkansas, in writer-director Lee Isaac Chung's drama "Minari." The Utah Film Critics Association named "Minari" the best movie of 2020.

Utah film critics pick immigrant drama ‘Minari,’ directed by a University of Utah alumnus, as 2020’s best movie

By Sean P. Means | February 22, 2021, 7:27 p.m.

(Taylor Jewell  |  Invision / Associated Press photo) Director Lee Isaac Chung, left, and actor Steven Yeun pose for a portrait to promote the film "Minari" at the Music Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Park City, Utah.

University of Utah alum Lee Isaac Chung tells his family story in ‘Minari,’ a Sundance winner and Oscar contender

By Sean P. Means | February 10, 2021, 8:40 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo) A banner for the Sundance Film Festival on Main Street in Park City on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

Sundance Film Festival’s online screenings drew a wider audience than its traditional showcase

By Sean P. Means | February 8, 2021, 10:16 p.m.

(Adolpho Veloso  |  courtesy of Sundance Institute) Clifton Collins Jr. (center, in the purple silks) stars as an aging jockey in "Jockey," by Clint Bentley. It's an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Here are The Tribune’s unofficial picks for the best of Sundance

By Sean P. Means | February 3, 2021, 2:23 p.m.

(Sean Havey  |  courtesy of Sundance Institute) Denilson Garibo graduates with his 2020 class at Oakland High School, in a ceremony held remotely because of COVID-19, in a scene from "Homeroom," by Peter Nicks. It's an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance documentaries show the worlds American high schoolers live in

By Sean P. Means | February 1, 2021, 8:15 p.m.

(Screengrab image) Sundance Film Festival director Tabitha Jackson, top left, and Sundance Institute executive director Keri Putnam, top right, talk to reporters in a Zoom news conference Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, to kick off the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Gina Duncan, bottom, producing director at the institute, served as moderator.

The 2021 Sundance Film Festival may have the event’s biggest audience ever, organizers say

By Sean P. Means | January 29, 2021, 4:09 a.m.

(Fide Ruiz-Healy  |  Courtesy of Sundance Institute) Samuel Sylvester appears in "The Touch of the Master’s Hand" by Gregory Barnes, an official selection of the Shorts Program at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Filmmaker gets to Sundance with a dark comedy inspired by his Latter-day Saint mission

By Sean P. Means | January 28, 2021, 3:33 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)  The Sundance Film Festival kicks into high gear along Main street in Park City on Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with fans hoping to snap a selfie with a celebrity, autograph seekers, paparazzi, locals and lots of people in black.

A timeline of Sundance and Park City, as 2021 forces a temporary split after 40 years

By Sean P. Means | January 25, 2021, 2:21 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Actor Nicolas Cage is mobbed by fans as the 2018 Sundance Film Festival kicks off along Main Street in Park City on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018.

Could the Sundance Film Festival leave Park City?

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2021, 4:25 p.m.

(Photo courtesy of MGM Media Licensing / Sundance Institute) Rita Moreno, seen here on the set of MGM's 1961 classic "West Side Story," is the subject of "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It," by Mariem Pérez Riera. It's an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

Here are 10 titles playing at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival likely to grab attention

By Sean P. Means | January 24, 2021, 1:00 p.m.