On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson admits her surprise at actually enjoying Wes Anderson's latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and discusses her recent longform piece on the death of the romantic comedy.
With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
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 >>
Don't know what to do this weekend? We've got you covered. From a bike-themed art show to an all-female performance group, to John Waters's favorite movie, this is your events guide all in one place. The best part? None of these events will cost you more than a Hamilton. Get up, get out, and enjoy t ... More >>
As the end of the month approaches -- and the rent is due -- other expenses fall by the wayside. We start making bizarre food concoctions out of whatever is left in the fridge and skimp on luxuries, like shampoo. But even though the landlord is looking for us, it's no reason to skimp on fun. Here's ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Apparently this week is "awesome book week" because three of our picks come from trees, while another is based on a book. Okay, it's possible we're just attempting to show off the fact that we have the ability to read, but even so, a book from our last president, a comic collection from one o ... More >>
Dev Patel and Freida Pinto in "Slumdog Millionaire." The eight Oscars collected last night by Slumdog Millionaire during last night's 81st Academy Awards presentation didn't just reflect well on the Hollywood film community, which chose to reward an oddball tale chock-a-block with subtitles and se ... More >>
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.
An Evening With Morgan Freeman
Comédies à la Française
CU delves into the Sublime.
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.
The Legend of 1900 sets sail for the high seas.
August 20 - 26, 1998