At first, it's unnerving just how much writer-director Derek Cianfrance sounds like Dan, the character he wrote in Blue Valentine, as played by Ryan Gosling. It's a sign of the close synergy between director and actor that marks his approach to films like his latest, The Place Beyond the Pines. Like ... More >>
Although the variety of flicks at the Starz Denver Film Festival lets movie lovers tailor their own fest, the marquee events serve as signposts -- and this year's opening night feature, A Late Quartet, and Big Night spotlight, Quartet, underwhelmed compared to the $2.5 million gift from Anna and Joh ... 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 >>
Ten years ago, the crew from the State put together a little film called Wet Hot American Summer. You remember the State. A sketch comedy show on MTV that didn't last long on the channel but will last a lifetime in our hearts? Amid that televised greatness, actor/director/writer David Wain got be ... More >>
By now, you've heard "Friday," right, that horrendous Rebecca Black song? Although we firmly believe it is an abomination, we are super-psyched to not only have something new to make fun of, but we are now able to relish Rebecca Black's career-demise and observe in the vast, demented glory th ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.