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  • Jaws

    published June 1, 2006

    Long before Steven Spielberg tackled the horrors of Nazi Germany or set out to save Private Ryan, he came up with the most captivating fish story... More >>

  • Macbeth

    published May 18, 2006

    A new interpretation of Macbeth, filmed in Denver and the mountains west of Golden and set in contemporary corporate America, will... More >>

  • Unamerican Dream

    published May 11, 2006

    The lovable hero of Goal! The Dream Begins is the kind of guy some Americans don't find very appealing these days -- a Mexican... More >>

  • From Subway With Love

    published May 11, 2006

    If that plucky seeker of bliss Bridget Jones lived in the Czech Republic, she might be something like Laura (Zuzana Kanoczova), the 23-year-old... More >>

  • Home Life in Hell

    published May 4, 2006

    World-weary skeptics might be tempted to pass on Icíar Bollaín's Take My Eyes the moment they learn its heroine is yet... More >>

  • Troubled Water

    published May 4, 2006

    If some religious extremists in India had gotten their way, the gorgeous fury of Deepa Mehta's Water never would have reached the... More >>

  • White Heat

    published May 4, 2006

    Among Warners Brothers' classic gangster movies, the post-war gem White Heat (1949) may outrank even Little Caesar, I Am a... More >>

  • All Gave Some

    published April 27, 2006

    The impassioned new documentary Sir! No Sir! never mentions the words "Iraq" or "Afghanistan." It doesn't have to. Unseen and... More >>

  • Here's Your Insight, Pal

    published April 20, 2006

    Vast legions embrace the thing as gospel. Skeptics dismiss it as ecstatic nonsense. In any event, James Redfield's peculiar novel, The... More >>

  • Central and East European Film Festival

    published April 20, 2006

    The second Central and East European Film Festival gets under way on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus Monday, April 24, with a... More >>

  • Harkins Northfield 18

    published April 13, 2006

    Tired of the same old multiplex? Last Friday, the Harkins Northfield 18 at Stapleton opened for business, offering Denver movie-goers the... More >>

  • Unholy Rollers

    published April 6, 2006

    The raunchy cult favorite Unholy Rollers (1972) features gorgeous Playboy Playmate Claudia Jennings as the rebellious star of... More >>

  • Ballets Russes

    published March 30, 2006

    Balletomanes are bound to adore Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine's lavish documentary Ballets Russes (2005), which recalls the... More >>

  • Sword of Doom and Samurai Rebellion

    published March 16, 2006

    Get out the whetstone and the blade, kids. Two of the most extreme Japanese samurai movies ever made are headed (or beheaded) for Boulder this... More >>

  • Hoop Dreams Come True

    published March 16, 2006

    Through the Fire (Disney) He's averaging just nine points in his second season for the Portland Trail Blazers, but considering where he... More >>

  • Let's Make a Deal

    published March 9, 2006

    It's hard to imagine President Dwight D. Eisenhower shackled in a cage at Guantanamo Bay. But if Ike were around today to say what he said in 1961... More >>

  • C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America

    published March 9, 2006

    Kevin Willmott's satirical fantasy, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America, embraces the fictions that the South won the Civil... More >>

  • The 11th Day

    published March 2, 2006

    Financed on a budget of just $500,000 (by San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos) and produced by a skeleton crew of four young filmmakers, a new... More >>

  • Short 'n' Sweet

    published February 23, 2006

    Unless smiled upon by the pooh-bahs of PBS or the lords of cable, the makers of most short films are doomed to obscurity -- at least in this... More >>

  • Spaceballs

    published February 23, 2006

    For a while there, Mel Brooks made a fine career out of satirizing Hollywood itself, taking dead aim at Alfred Hitchcock suspense thrillers,... More >>

  • Primal Fur

    published February 16, 2006

    Penguins, shmenguins. If you want some new insight into the codes of animal behavior, have a look at Eight Below, an inspirational... More >>

  • Four film Louis Malle retrospective

    published February 16, 2006

    Mainstream American audiences are most familiar with the U.S.-made films of the late Louis Malle -- including the sensual New Orleans period piece... More >>

  • Diamond in the Rough

    published February 9, 2006

    This is not George Lazenby making his doomed run at James Bond, or even Mel Gibson presuming to play Hamlet. This is serious heresy,... More >>

  • Denver Jewish Film Festival

    published February 9, 2006

    The tenth Denver Jewish Film Festival gets under way Thursday, February 9, with a 7:30 p.m. showing of Isn¹t This a Time!, a... More >>

  • The Nude Bomb

    published February 2, 2006

    The studied British theatricality and sharp wit of Mrs. Henderson Presents are likely to make it a favorite among nostalgiaphiles,... More >>

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