This has been a grueling election season, with the television full of depressing news reports and endless political ads. The best way to avoid them? Program a movie, one that might give you a more honest look at elections, where you can augh at the irony, cringe at the realities and not worry about ... More >>
Editor's note: Mustaches are de rigueur on uncles, cops and closing pitchers, but they've also become a fixture on the upper lips of the young and the hip. In fact, it's hard to imagine a time since the Civil War when razors were so ignored. But the look can be polarizing, and Westword contributors ... 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 >>
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 >>
In the classic 1967 drama The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman's character is offered one word, just one word of advice from an avuncular businessman: plastics. "There's a great future in plastics," the man whispers. But that future is pretty much past in the Roaring Fork Valley -- which, town by tow ... More >>
"You're a coward."It's been 30 years since the original Straw Dogs starring Dustin Hoffman and Susan George was released, and in the updated version being released tonight, rural England has been replaced with the South, giving the whole thing a red state vs. blue state feel from the start. I ... More >>
It's been ten years since the first installment of Meet the Parents paired Robert DeNiro as an overbearing, somewhat menacing father-in-law with Ben Stiller as an awkward, you know, every character Ben Stiller ever plays. But get this: His last name is -- this is hilarious! -- Focker. Ten yea ... More >>
Douglas AlwardA 48-year-old violent inmate somehow walked away from the Sterling Correctional Facility last night, putting area law enforcement on high alert. The last time Douglas J. Alward busted out of a Colorado prison, nearly twenty years ago, he kidnapped a citizen and shot at a polic ... More >>
Colorado's political stars will shine as the candidates in the U.S. Senate race take to the stage. Don't be surprised to feel that you've seen it all before... In western wears and folksy airs, the seven Republican candidates (from left to right: Gary Kennedy, Vincent E. Martinez, Steve Barton, Jan ... More >>
Green Day 21st Century Breakdown (Reprise Records) The five years since the release of American Idiot, an album so strong that most critics didn't believe the Green Day crew had it in them, have only added to the burden of expectations for 21st Century Breakdown, as Billie Joe Armstrong and pals ... More >>
The Last Night presentation of the Denver Film Festival should be a triumphant moment: an opportunity to sum up all that's best about the fest in one last blast of cinematic joy. But it doesn't always work out that way, as is demonstrated by the 2007 blog "August Rush Closes the Denver Film Festival ... More >>
Dev Pateal and Freida Pinto in Slumdog Millionaire. Last year's so-called Big Night at the Denver Film Festival featured Juno, a small-scale comedy about a pregnant teen that inspired the blog "Juno Lives Up to the Hype at the Starz Denver Film Festival" before becoming a left-field box-office suc ... More >>
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There's not enough Geritol in the world to cure the anemia currently afflicting CD sales. Case in point: Last week, the soundtrack to Sex in the City entered the Billboard album sales charts in the second position even though it only sold a little over 66,000 copies -- a total that might not have la ... More >>
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Mr. Magorium is far less fantastical than its title.
Toys are at the heart of a film festival screening.
In The Graduate, a brain-dead fat cat famously advised Dustin Hoffman's character to devote his professional career to "Plastics!" These days, however, up-and-comers would be well advised to stay away from this field -- at least if they'd hoped to specialize in compact discs. Recently released 2006 ... More >>
Playing against type, Will Ferrell canít quite ground this artificially whimsical romantic comedy.
Rumor Has ItÖthis Graduate tribute deserves no honors.
Celebrating the overachieving, underhyped movies of 2004.
Streisand and Hoffman save a family -- and a movie, too.
J.M. Barrie gets a Hollywood makeover in Finding Neverland.
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists.
Zhang Yimou makes a soaring, mythic Hero out of Jet Li.
Longmont Film Festival
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Adrian Romero acquires a New York state of mind.
Joan of Arc gets rekindled yet again in The Messenger.
They had guns. They were after drugs and cash. What they got was trouble.