The cinema industry has its Oscars and its Golden Globes, the Grammy Awards celebrate the best in music, and the James Beard Awards are every chef's dream, and tonight, at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, Jennifer Jasinski, chef-owner of Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome, wa ... More >>
Daniel Junge just picked up an Academy Award for best short documentary for his film Saving Face.. This was Junge's second nomination...but one reader wonders what happened to a third movie:
Big pics below.You were busy this weekend. We know, because we've been keeping track of the phone you had on our Show and Tell, Backbeat Online and Cafe Society blogs, as well as our slide show page. Look below for samples featuring Blues Traveler, Oscar winner Daniel Junge, Matt Selby and B ... More >>
Number 5Depending on who you're listening to, the world is going to end in 2012, or the world will undergo some sort of transformation. Either way it's spiritual. What's not spiritual, however, are these cold, hard numbers: The top ten posts on Show and Tell during 2011, which may or may not ... More >>
Fifty years ago this week, a modest black-and-white movie about pool sharks and the people who back them, love them or break their thumbs had its world premiere in Washington, D.C. The initial critical reception was mixed, but over time The Hustler would be recognized as a classic, a startli ... More >>
Just because it's summer doesn't mean we can't all sit indoors and consume entertainment. After all, the hotter and nicer it gets outside, the more you need to just relax and unwind in front of the TV or a good book. Unfortunately, there are apparently no books being released this week, but w ... More >>
Billy Wilder is often credited as one of the golden age of film's most diverse and greatest directors -- he was, after all, nominated for several fistfuls of Academy Awards for films like Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment and more. To celebrate his staggering repertoire, the Mayan is kicking of ... More >>
In years past, putting together a Best of Denver issue was like Sophie's Choice: In order to choose the favorite baby, all the rest of the babies had to die and then Meryl Streep killed herself. Now we have the vast internets and enough space to choose whatever we desire -- in your face, Nazi ... More >>
"Gasland"Representatives Diane DeGette and Jared Polis are taking another run at tightening federal regulations on hydraulic fracturing, a natural gas drilling technique also known as fracking. Introduced this week by the Colorado twosome and fellow Democratic rep Maurice Hinchey from New Yor ... More >>
Everybody knows Randy Newman -- his comforting, sometimes scruffy and bubble-throated voice has been a recognizable movie soundtrack staple for years. The ragtime piano player has scored over two dozen films -- like this year's Oscar winner for original song, "We Belong Together" from Toy Sto ... More >>
We generally don't think much about who is narrating our stories, but in the case of Benjamin Hale's new novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, we have to. Mostly because the narrator is an ape. Hale, who grew up in and around Boulder but who currently lives in New York, will be in town to ... More >>
This weekend, the best and worst of 2010 in film will be categorically determined (right...) by the Academy and Golden Raspberry Awards, respectively. And while statues are nice, everyone knows that money guides filmmaking to a much greater degree than accolades. So we were wondering -- does ... More >>
Bryan DanknichEternally white-haired king of the spoof Leslie Nielsen passed away yesterday at the age of 84, due to complications from pneumonia. His best-known roles varied from the science-fiction classic Forbidden Planet to Airplane!, the king of all cinematic parodies; through that movie ... More >>
Alright, so the original title of Sugar Cane Alley is Rue Cases-Nègres, which means it's French -- so the fact that the film swept the César Awards (the French equivalent of the Oscars) when it was released in 1983 might not mean that much, because French people are snooty and speak a langu ... More >>
Lori Midson It's likely to be the Academy Awards of pickelers, salumieres, cheese-makers, chocolatiers, brewmasters, jam makers and coffee roasters at the Good Food Awards, a new national competition for those who rule -- or think they rule -- the world of hand-crafted foods and suds.
Do they give Academy Awards for cameramen on local news remotes? They should, and this year it should go to the guy who shot the now notorious Sarah Palin Turkey Video--the one in which the once-and-future governor was at a Wasilla turkey ranch to give one of those ridiculous Thanksgiving pardons to ... More >>
Dev Pateal and Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire. Last year's so-called Big Night at the Denver Film Festival featured Juno, a small-scale comedy about a pregnant teen that inspired the blog "Juno Lives Up to the Hype at the Starz Denver Film Festival" before becoming a left-field box-office ... More >>
A local fest showcases native stories.
The CSFAC is ready for its close-up.
Throwing a few back for Katrina relief.
Comédies à la Française
Conspiracy and greed confront the wonder of childhood in I'm Not Scared.
The Animation Show
The Guerrilla Girls use humor to break down barriers for minorities.
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife.
Amores Perros sears its characters (dogs included) to a crisp as it leads them to a kind of redemption.
Aspen is long on short films during its tenth annual festival.
The Legend of 1900 sets sail for the high seas.
August 20 - 26, 1998
April 30 - May 6, 1998
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