At the tail end of 1984, a film from one of the medium's undisputed masters, adapting one of the great science fiction novels of all time-- hell, one of the great American novels of all time -- was released. David Lynch, adapting Frank Herbert's masterpiece, Dune! What could go wrong? Fucking every ... More >>
It's that time again -- the Starz Denver Film Fest is here, bringing joy for the cinephile girls and boys. With almost 200 films in every genre, from all over the world, there's a lot to take in. To help navigate the schedule, we asked festival programmer Matt Campbell to steer us toward some of the ... More >>
Lords of Fuzz thundered into being from a tough time in Oscar Ross' life. He'd recently gotten divorced and moved to Denver from Texas and decided to pursue music as an outlet. After numerous line-up changes, and three albums, Lords of Fuzz are releasing their most fully-realized record to date, Bro ... More >>
See Also: Maudlin Magpie at Unit E, Saturday, July 14 Maudlin Magpie started out as the solo project of Jason Horodyski, but after two shows, Horodyski realized he preferred to make music with other people. The band went through different line-ups before settling with its current incarnation. What ... More >>
Dune "Cocktail" This scene from Dune made our list of David Lynch's ten weirdest scenes, by film, which inspired one commenter to say that Lynch "sucks."
Tonight the Mayan is screening Wild at Heart, part of a series of David Lynch films it's featuring in April. That program inspired Jef Otte's list of David Lynch's ten weirdest scenes.
It's a scientific fact that if you watch the canon of David Lynch's full-length films back-to-back, your eyeballs will not only melt, but David Lynch himself will somehow randomly appear to film your eyeballs melting. Fortunately for safety's sake, there is a week of recovery time between each of th ... More >>
Double Four Time
The no-wave movement of film-making, which used ultra-low budgets and a punk sensibility to produce films heavily steeped in mood but with generally incoherent story-lines, had a big impact: Besides being heavily influential for directors like Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch, it pretty much sing ... More >>
Festivus Film Festival founders Tim DeMasters and Johnathan McFarlane want to offer films for the rest of us.When Johnathan McFarlane and his partner Tim DeMasters created the Festivus Film Festival four years ago, they had trouble attracting audiences to all of the screenings at the Oriental ... More >>
Dark Secrets of the New Age
Clan Destine Records
You have to hand it to Tim Burton. Not only did he pull off the biggest opening of his already formidable career with the record take for Alice in Wonderland, he managed to turn one of the weirdest kids' books in history into something even weirder. Of course, he took massive liberties with the so ... More >>
Monday, February 22, hi-dive, 720-570-4500.
Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond in a scene from director Jennifer Lynch's "Surveillance." It's been a long time between films for director Jennifer Lynch, whose latest offering, Surveillance, unspools today at the Chez Artiste. Her debut, 1993's Boxing Helena, about a surgeon (Julian Sands) who preve ... More >>
Early on in its career, Camera Obscura endured endless comparisons to revered fellow Glaswegians Belle & Sebastian. At this point, however, any comparison threatens to make the latter look bad: Among scholars of the heartache and growing pains of bookish, precocious youth, Stuart Murdoch's got n ... More >>
Finally, a band has emerged that combines my love of experimental improvisation and dub with my love for spiders (seriously, I love the creepy little bastards). The brilliantly named Fight Spider with Spider lists David Lynch and John Zorn amongst its influences, has an instrumental credit for "mad ... More >>
School of Thought, a documentary by local filmmaker Tony Perri, makes its Colorado debut tomorrow, February 14, as part of the Boulder International Film Festival. (The screening takes place at 4:45 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library; also on the bill is another short documentary, Come Back to Sudan ... More >>
Bill Pullman. There are plenty of interesting movies on the 31st Starz Denver Film Festival's schedule, but not a heckuva lot of star power. Don't know if the announcement that actor Bill Pullman will be receiving the fest's John Cassavetes Award on November 23 changes that equation much. But at l ... More >>
One dark, two docs and a DJ.
Miracle Fortress Five Roses (Secret City Records) Canada is spewing out worthy new bands a lot more frequently than it's celebrating Stanley Cup champions. (Sorry, Ottawa fans.) This Montreal combo, led by Graham Van Pelt, specializes in an especially sunny brand of psychedelia, and if the influenc ... More >>
Armed with his own brand of logic and a digital camera, David Lynch forges inward.
A look back at the year's flick picks.
An unseen stalker threatens a family in the French thriller Caché.
Sci-Fi Uterus brings electronica out of the dark days.
Takashi Miike scores with the crazy, creepy comedy of Gozu.
Video installations come to weilworks
Cellar Door (Barsuk)
The year's best local music becomes the soundtrack of our lives.
Mongolian throat singers bring very, very old-timey music to Denver.
The year's screen gems.
David Lynch takes a detour from his usual fare for The Straight Story.
Twin Falls Idaho takes the notion of a close-knit family to a new level.
November 19 - 25, 1998