Happy Colorado Day! In honor of this state's birthday, you'll find plenty of free activities around town. Start the weekend out right with tonight's free screening in Civic Center Park of the original, 1969 True Grit , which was filmed in Western Colorado. The scenery is stunning, and so is John Way ... More >>
On Saturday the Alamo Drafthouse is showing the cult-classic horror film Basket Case. Given that the movie was made for around $35,000 with a largely amateur cast and crew, it's hard to imagine a film less likely to still be showing in theaters more than thirty years after it was first released. Eve ... More >>
The first of the month usually means empty bank accounts. Take this as a gentle reminder to pay your rent, but also that there's plenty to do in Denver this weekend that won't cost you an arm and a leg. From a zombie march to a free Oscar Party hosted by comedians, we've got ten events to ease your ... More >>
Bud Light's twisted Super Bowl spots, featuring ex-Cali guv Arnold Schwarzenegger as a headband-wearing ping-pong player midway between Björn Borg and Chris Evert, don't appear to have a Colorado connection beyond the participation of onetime Denverite Don Cheadle, who co-stars with...a llama; see ... More >>
Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part one of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's good -- really good -- to be back home again," says Ben Davison, pausing after a long s ... More >>
Comedy writing pioneer Bruce Vilanch is bursting with gayness. One of the first openly gay comedians, he's known for his continuing role on Hollywood Squares and as a head writer for the Academy Awards show, as well as writing jokes for Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, The Brady Bunch, Donnie and Mar ... More >>
A Hollywood stylist before the term was even coined, costume designer Edith Head was the imagination behind the wardrobes for hundreds of films. For decades, the petite, behind-the-scenes boss oversaw a majority of Paramount's clothing-design work, dressing stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Bette Davi ... More >>
I'd never thought much about the statement "better living through chemistry" until recently, when a new witch moved into my commune. She seemed to take the already counterculture-heavy snow globe that is my home -- known as The Witch House House -- and shake it with a spell-driven vigor. She only co ... More >>
Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- including many flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Here, he shares his take on this evening's Opening Night film, A ... More >>
Face it: You're not going to see The Book of Mormon this weekend without dropping some serious cash for scalped tickets...and even if you get lucky in the daily lottery, you'll pay $25 for that seat. But there are plenty of other entertaining activities in town that you can enjoy on the cheap. From ... More >>
Red carpet appearances by designer gown-donning stars are just as much a part of the Academy Awards spectacle as the Oscars themselves. In advance of this coming weekend's 84th annual ceremony, Denver FilmCenter's Reel Social Club is celebrating this marriage of fashion and film with it's Seam To ... More >>
"The Descendants."Next Monday, October 17, the Starz Denver Film Festival's website will go live with the entire 2011 lineup, and it's a hefty one: a whopping 260 flicks will unspool November 2-13. But today, fest executive director Tom Botelho offers us a preview of the highest profile movi ... More >>
If you're one of those weirdoes that do your taxes straight away at the end of January, then chances are you've got a big old government check burning a whole in your pocket right now. Thankfully, we've got plenty of stuff for you to spend your money on. If you've got a bad memory, if you're ... More >>
"Black Swan."The Starz Denver Film Festival has lately gotten very good at choosing future Academy Award nominees or winners to spotlight on its highest profile evenings -- and given the Oscar buzz surrounding Black Swan, Saturday's closing-night offering at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, th ... More >>
Lori Midson Behold the highlights and low lights of what you may have missed this week on the Cafe Society blog.
Seth Meyers does Ken Buck.Congrats, Ken Buck. One poll shows your lead over Michael Bennet in the Senate race has shrunk to a dead heat, likely due to your comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism and suggestion that global warming is a hoax, not to mention that "buyer's remorse" comment abo ... More >>
Daniel Junge is an accomplished filmmaker who just netted an Academy Award nomination for his short documentary The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner -- and he manages to make his movies from a home base of Denver. Junge, who traveled to the Amazonian jungle to film They Killed Sister ... More >>
Size doesnt matter at the Aspen Shortsfest.
Mitch Alboms And the Winner Is is no sob story with Morrie.
The Denver Film Society hosts an Oscar-night bash.
The sandwich: Cubano What's on it: Slow-roasted mojo brined pork, Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, mustard, garlic aioli on a toasted brioche Where to get it: Masterpiece Delicatessen (1575 Central Street, 303-561-3354) How much: $9:50 The concept of a Cuban sandwich, or Cubano, is a s ... More >>
Last 2 Walk
The writers may have been back for the 80th annual Academy Awards, held on February 24, but that fact didn't automatically transform the ceremony into scintillating television. The show still dragged past the three-hour mark, padded by too many interchangeable montages and a speech by 98-year-old ar ... More >>
DocuWeek gives viewers a glimpse of rare films.
The local Golden Gloves contest hits the spot.
A one-man play combines drama and juggling
Heaven and Helluloid
February 26, 2004
Highlighting the week's greatest gratis event
The Oscar telecast has, for a decade, been Gil Cates' golden moment
A lack of horse sense reins in Running Free.
A wobbly Basinger and a feeble screenplay doom I Dreamed of Africa.