On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Schestuhl and L.A. Weekly's Amy Nicholson are joined by special guest Chris Klimek to discuss the strange career of Tom Cruise, the new X-Men movie, and why Han Solo should die. We close the show with a special phone call from the Vi ... More >>
Tonight at the world-famous Stanley Hotel, the Stanley Film Festival will kick off its second year with Alexandre O. Philippe's look at zombie culture, Doc of the Dead. [Disclosure: I appear in Doc of the Dead.] Sunday, the fest closes with the horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows, starring Jemai ... More >>
The 35th annual Starz Denver Film Festival rolled into its first weekend with a head of steam -- and a pile of cash, thanks to a $2.5 million gift from philanthropists John and Anna Sie that's allowing the Denver Film Society to own its home. Everything hasn't run smoothly over the past few days, bu ... More >>
The Fast Forward program screens and screens again.
Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel in "Easy Virtue." Easy Virtue, which opens today at the Esquire Theatre, marks a return for Stephan Elliott, who directed the film and co-wrote the screenplay with fellow Australian Sheridan Jobbins, who accompanied him during a recent publicity trip to Denver and took p ... More >>
Aspen Film brings back its always-popular Academy Screenings.
A jury divided unites around Laurent Cantet's schoolhouse drama
Reflecting its moment, Cannes 2008 takes a decidedly serious tone
Starz FilmCenter offers two children's movies with strong messages.
Richard Kelly leaves nothing behind in his pop-packed, apocalyptic pageant.
Ang Lee steams up Toronto with Lust, Caution.
Flanders is a state of mind best characterized as dull.
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
A still from the Cohen brother's No Country for Old Men. Sometimes the competition is actually competitive. No one disputes that the official section at the 60th Cannes Film Festival has been the strongest in recent memory. The heavy favorites are the Coen brothers’ No Country For Old Men; Juli ... More >>
A still from Abel Ferrara's Go Go Tales. "Whaddya love about it so much?” Abel Ferrara -- director of the strip-club-set Go Go Tales, my favorite film at Cannes -- is interviewing the interviewer. Well, I say, it’s consistent with the Ferrara oeuvre -- King of New York, Bad Lieutenant, Da ... More >>
Tom Kalin's Cannes comeback.
In what could very well be foreshadowing of the next global war, this year’s Cannes festival was dominated by the current superpower (that’d be the good ol’ U.S. of A.) and the superpower on the rise (China, of course). Unlike the coming conflict, this fight features lots of arty close-ups and ... More >>
Those lucky enough to be attending the Cannes Film Festival this year can catch a little taste of Colorado talent. Jennifer Platt's short film Not a Competition is screening at the festival as we speak, and will continue to show through May 26. But Not a Competition isn't the whole story. "It's a s ... More >>
A street hustler sells his child, then fights to undo his mistake.
The Denver Internation Film Festival opens this Thursday.