Our Starz Denver Film Festival opening days roundup noted that the above-average quality of the screenings I caught offered compensation for weak attendance at numerous high-profile events. I wasn't quite so lucky over the course of the fest's last week-plus, but Keep On Keepin' On, a documentary wi ... More >>
Hollywood peddles movies like a chef flings noodles at the wall. Does it stick? If so, perfecto. If it splats on the floor, well, movie moguls have enough dough to try again. The one thing audiences can be certain of is that each year, Hollywood is guaranteed to serve up a few dozen bowls of badly c ... More >>
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of onscr ... More >>
With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
Bold, impassioned, ecstatically beautiful, Shane Carruth's Upstream Color -- a lyric reverie on loss, love, and various invasions of the body -- was in a class by itself at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Well, let's say it was a class shared by a more conventional but no less heady consideration o ... More >>
Once upon a time in the '90s, I was not the cool blogger I am now. I was just like any other teenager, barely existing on the Internet (save for being a third, observational party to my best friend's chat-room adventures) and living out my writing dreams as a reporter for my high-school newspaper, T ... More >>
You've lied to us all, Beyonce. Interpellation: a word I learned in my college critical theory class, which I admittedly skipped almost every day of. The Althusser day, however, I dragged my semi-stoned, semi-drunk ass out of bed and learned some useless philosophy. Interpellation, as it was exp ... More >>
Tomorrow evening brings the final entry in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's Sci-Fi Film Series at the Phipps Theater, with Gattaca closing the sequence out with a biological bang. As we have been doing lately, we caught up with the DMNS' Curator and Department Chair of Health Science ... More >>
Winona Ryder is so cool, Johnny Depp tattooed "Winona Forever" on his arm when they were engaged. Her first audition was a monologue from Franny & Zooey. Generation X has a crush on her. And we forgive her for the shoplifting. Actors do way worse things. Inspired by our Winona fever, as well ... More >>
Sibling rivalry. Daddy issues. Infidelity. Sidney Lumet crafts one hell of a melodrama.
3oh!3 October 31, 2007 Fox Theater Better Than: Getting pepper sprayed by police during a previous Boulder Halloween riot. I think it was Ethan Hawke who I saw in a recent interview talking about the struggles of being white and upper middle class in America. He wasn't being ironic at all, he was ... More >>
Unmasking Nathan Baesel
Richard Linklater's ensemble polemic may just turn you off burgers for good.
Richard Linklater's Scanner is a rotoscoped feast for freaks.
Lord of War unloads one of the year's best cinema moments.
In Taking Lives, the filmmakers are the real boobs.
Bruce Willis plays a noble brute in the African jungle.
When it comes to producing movies, it's a fine art (or Art Linson)
Two teens come of age in Mexico, along with the nation.
Former friends reckon with reality in Tape.
Richard Linklater seeks meaning in Waking Life.
Protected by a badge, Denzel cruises L.A.'s mean streets.
Although this past year wasn't a film blockbuster, it had some bright spots.
This young Hamlet is one for the ages.
As a film adaption of a bestseller, Snow Falling on Cedars flakes out.