Reading is about more than following a narrative or learning facts; it can also be a profound shared experience that culminates in a better understanding of ourselves and each other. In that spirit, welcome to the Westword Book ... More >>
Welcome to the weekend! Tonight at Red Rocks, the Avett Brothers kick off a two-night stand with City and Colour opening tonight and DeVotchKa opening tomorrow night. Also tonight, Thurston Moore visits the Larimer Lounge with his new quartet Chelsea Light Moving. Cory Branan at the Lions Lair, Eric ... More >>
Colorado is one step closer to (hopefully) dominating the silver screen once again. Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved $3 million to fund a bill to increase the state's film incentives. As explained in our cover story, "The Reel West," the number of movie cameras pointed at Colorado ... More >>
Slap Shot 2: Number 28.The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>
This is one in a series of posts in honor of Denver Arts Week that salute some of our favorite people and places on the arts scene. The Nix Bros. have been busy the last few years doling out comedy films of all shapes and sizes, from the patently absurd Rainbow Chasers, to the music ridiculo ... More >>
No, I'm The Dude. Somewhere out there, The Dude abides, taking 'er easy for all us sinners -- no, seriously: There is an actual Dude. His name is Jeff Dowd, his nickname is The Dude, and he was the Coen Brothers's inspiration for their most famous and beloved character by the same name, playe ... More >>
Owen SwensonSWANS Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>
The Academy Award nominations are out and they're pretty much what you expected: The King's Speech, Black Swan, The Social Network, etc. This is the second year of the expanded ten movie Best Picture category. And as these things go, the ten nominees are not a bad indication of what stuck wi ... More >>
Fans of The Big Lebowski know how to party.
Tim Kaminski, who fronts Yerkish, got an e-mail from his half-brother Brian Tomes a few days ago, with a subject line that read: "Sarah Palin's latest shame." He thought, "Yeah, whatever. I'll watch it later." The next afternoon, he got a call from Tomes: His sibling was suddenly famous. See, T ... More >>
Adrien Brody and Mark Ruffalo in the Rian Johnson film The Brothers Bloom. The Brothers Bloom offered the folks behind the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival with a win-win situation at last night's opening night. The film has a local hook of sorts: Its director, Rian Johnson, spent part of his youth ... More >>
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
Tim Burtonís gorgeously gruesome Sweeney Todd.
Ang Lee steams up Toronto with Lust, Caution.
Satire and horror make for bad synergy.
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
The GLBT community opens its arms to dogs.
Undertow pulls in the pain and beauty of a reclusive Southern family.
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand.
Laws of Attraction is so generic, it oughtta be illegal.
Bad Santa is crude and rude and the jolliest Christmas movie ever.
The Tin Hat Trio defies description -- even by its own members.
The envelope, please
Ron Henderson's role in the DIFF deserves top billing.
A Friend portrays a voracious cracker everywoman.
At 75, Ralph Stanley is beginning his career anew.
From race to religion, Chocolate Genius tells it like it is.
There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.
The Coen Brothers get tongue-in-cheeky in The Man Who Wasn't There.
The 24th Denver International Film Festival has plenty of glitter.
Billy Bob has a simple plan: to sing about life and lovin' his wife.
Bruce Campbell knows why bad movies happen to great actors.
As promised, Brian Helgeland's new movie rocks.
Liv Tyler makes the boys go crazy in One Night at McCool's.
Director John Frankenheimer delivers a belated gift in the form of Reindeer Games.