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  • Ten From 2000

    published December 28, 2000

    The year 2000 was by no means the best of times for moviegoers, but only a curmudgeon would fail to find, say, ten points of light in a darkened... More >>

  • Tiny Town Meets Tinseltown

    published December 21, 2000

    Playwright/filmmaker David Mamet has the sharpest gift imaginable for shooting down the sins of American greed, the con games people run to get... More >>

  • A Sporting Chance

    published December 14, 2000

    First, the good news. This was the year Tiger Woods won the U.S. Open, the British Open, the PGA and seven other tournaments with the ease of... More >>

  • Hank Mobley

    published December 14, 2000

    For more than three decades, Hank Mobley was regarded by the bulk of the jazz-listening public as a journeyman of the hard-bop idiom, one of a... More >>

  • Look Out Below

    published December 14, 2000

    The subjects of Mark Singer's extraordinary documentary Dark Days were once the stuff of urban myth -- the homeless "mole people"... More >>

  • Hit Pick

    published December 7, 2000

    Popular saxophonist Vic Cionetti, Sunday, December 10, at the Gothic Theatre, officially returns to the Denver jazz scene with his first... More >>

  • Mountin' Frustration

    published December 7, 2000

    About halfway through the mega-budget mountain-climbing adventure Vertical Limit, even the most rugged, thrill-hungry disaster-movie... More >>

  • Heist Society

    published November 30, 2000

    The grandpere of all jewel-heist movies, Jules Dassin's Rififi hasn't lost a thing since its initial release in 1955. Seeing... More >>

  • The Name Game

    published November 23, 2000

    Just a wild surmise, but doesn't it seem to you that in recent weeks Denverites have been far more concerned with the name of their new football... More >>

  • No Mickey Mouse Deal

    published November 23, 2000

    The Rockybilt hamburger, a humble object of desire that sent three generations of Denverites into swoons of praise, has long since gone the way of... More >>

  • Night Moves

    published November 23, 2000

    You got your Good. You got your Evil. And you got your thirty-year-old multimillionaire moviemaker to explain the difference to you. Look out... More >>

  • The Weakness of the Flesh

    published November 23, 2000

    Have you heard? Beauty's only skin deep. Pay attention, now: When it comes to love, experience is the best teacher. And just in case you didn't... More >>

  • Family Values

    published November 16, 2000

    The moods of Kenneth Lonergan's You Can Count on Me are so artfully mingled that it's difficult to get a fix on this highly personal... More >>

  • Critic's Choice

    published November 9, 2000

    Consider the beautifully inverted recording career of Patricia Barber. First she establishes herself as an innovative stylist and fearless... More >>

  • Body Shop

    published November 9, 2000

    The subject -- or rather, the object -- of Christine Fugate's unsettling and surprisingly poignant documentary The Girl Next Door is... More >>

  • Standing Pat

    published November 2, 2000

    You don't have to be a psychoanalyst or a Pentagon code-breaker to understand the threat that Pat Bowlen issued last week. It was the ultimatum of... More >>

  • Life in the Pits

    published November 2, 2000

    The soon-to-be-talked-about sen-sations in Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream include three or four flashing, near-subliminal... More >>

  • Queens for a Day

    published October 26, 2000

    Any moviemaker who ventures into the sewers of New York City corruption will find Sidney Lumet's wet footprints. In classics like The... More >>

  • Suffer the Children

    published October 26, 2000

    The stark simplicity of A Time for Drunken Horses, one of the few films that has slipped out of post-revolutionary Iran to the West,... More >>

  • Biting the Big Apple

    published October 19, 2000

    Americans don't give a damn if Slobodan Milosevic goes nuts and murders half of Eastern Europe. They don't care if bubonic plague decimates... More >>

  • Ballet Bound

    published October 19, 2000

    The setting of Stephen Daldry's uplifting comedy Billy Elliot, about a working-class boy who wants to be a ballet dancer, is a... More >>

  • Take 23

    published October 12, 2000

    The 23rd Denver International Film Festival leaves the gate Thursday with an opening-night screening at the Buell Theatre of David Mamet's... More >>

  • Sonny Stitt

    published October 12, 2000

    Producer Joel Dorn, who founded the superb revival label 32 Jazz, is giving jazz collectors two more shots of the real thing (and the rare thing)... More >>

  • Ladies' Day

    published September 28, 2000

    Behold the ancient rituals of autumn. The sting of just-rubbed wintergreen oil catches in the nostrils. Two tall quarterbacks kneel facing each... More >>

  • Bye, Bye Brazil

    published September 21, 2000

    Some may find reason to embrace the romantic comedy Woman on Top as the nonsensical, sweet-tempered fantasy of two South American... More >>

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