Formed in 2005 by a group of classmates in Putney, England, the xx came to the attention of wide audiences with its 2009, self-produced and self-titled debut album. Bringing together a moody, post-punk musicianship with hip-hop beats and downtemp sensibilities, the xx struck a chord with a sound tha ... More >>
The '90s don't get a lot of cinematic respect. Apart from a handful of acknowledged classics, film fans tend to overlook work from the rest of the decade. And that's a shame, because while the '90s might not be on the radar for a lot of cinemaphiles, there are plenty of good, ass-kicking crime and a ... More >>
Last week, Reyna Von Vett -- whose alter ego, Cora Vette, emcees naughty burlesque shows every Wednesday in the heart of Five Points -- got an e-mail from a business in France asking her to cease and desist using the name of their venue in the title of her show. The venue? Why, the Moulin Ro ... More >>
Silly me. I thought the most aggravating Denver local-TV moment this morning would be Channel 9's use of a seemingly endless promo for the Baz Luhrmann film Australia as a blatant time waster toward the end of the 5 a.m. half hour -- a topic already derided here in the November 21 blog "Filler Vid ... More >>
Welcome to Baz Luhrmann's not-quite-marvelous land of Oz
Ballet Nouveau Colorado has a Valentine for you.
Danny Deckchair sends an upbeat message from Down Under.
Baz Luhrmann makes movies--and audiences--in his own image.
Moulin Rouge thrusts forth a deliciously garish Paris.
Bill Johnson doesn't let the truth get in the way of a good story.