On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson admits her surprise at actually enjoying Wes Anderson's latest movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, and discusses her recent longform piece on the death of the romantic comedy.
The first of the month usually means empty bank accounts. Take this as a gentle reminder to pay your rent, but also that there's plenty to do in Denver this weekend that won't cost you an arm and a leg. From a zombie march to a free Oscar Party hosted by comedians, we've got ten events to ease your ... More >>
Bud Light's twisted Super Bowl spots, featuring ex-Cali guv Arnold Schwarzenegger as a headband-wearing ping-pong player midway between Björn Borg and Chris Evert, don't appear to have a Colorado connection beyond the participation of onetime Denverite Don Cheadle, who co-stars with...a llama; see ... More >>
Ben Davison Bistro Vendôme 1420 Larimer Street 303-825-3232 bistrovendome.com This is part one of my interview with Ben Davison, chef de cuisine at Bistro Vendôme; part two of our chat will run tomorrow. It's good -- really good -- to be back home again," says Ben Davison, pausing after a long s ... More >>
The cinema industry has its Oscars and its Golden Globes, the Grammy Awards celebrate the best in music, and the James Beard Awards are every chef's dream, and tonight, at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, Jennifer Jasinski, chef-owner of Rioja, Euclid Hall and Bistro Vendome, wa ... More >>
Some of us hate Bridesmaids, if only for the fact that it likely was one of the reasons Kristen Wiig decided to leave SNL. Oscar nominations will do that to an actor/writer. However! We found a pair of tickets to see the movie at Film on the Rocks on Tuesday night at Red Rocks, and we know that man ... More >>
Video below.Love or loathe Tim Tebow as you may -- but there's no denying the cultural impact of The Chosen One. Prime example: At last night's Academy Awards ceremony, presenter Robert Downey Jr. preceded his trip to the stage with a little preparatory Tebowing -- one of several Colorado mo ... More >>
It's so easy to get the blues in dreary, cruddy February. But there's no excuse this weekend -- the city is full of things to do. From Oscar parties to art openings, dance performances to absurd theater, we've got everything you could possibly want. And it all costs $10 or less. For a full list of ... More >>
Tina Turner is the Queen of Rock and Roll, the baddest in the land with the most supreme pair of legs to ever walk a stage. Her voice contains a sandpaper grit that helped smoothed the edges of black culture and her own very rough life. Born in unincorporated Nut Bush, Tennessee, as Anna Mae ... More >>
Fifty years ago this week, a modest black-and-white movie about pool sharks and the people who back them, love them or break their thumbs had its world premiere in Washington, D.C. The initial critical reception was mixed, but over time The Hustler would be recognized as a classic, a startli ... More >>
Billy Wilder is often credited as one of the golden age of film's most diverse and greatest directors -- he was, after all, nominated for several fistfuls of Academy Awards for films like Sunset Boulevard, The Apartment and more. To celebrate his staggering repertoire, the Mayan is kicking of ... More >>
If you're one of those weirdoes that do your taxes straight away at the end of January, then chances are you've got a big old government check burning a whole in your pocket right now. Thankfully, we've got plenty of stuff for you to spend your money on. If you've got a bad memory, if you're ... More >>
Hickenlooper.Never doubt the power of a photo. During last night's (snoozy) Oscar ceremony, a memorial segment featured a single shot of director George Hickenlooper, who died in Denver just before the Starz Denver Film Festival, which was dedicated in his honor. Shortly thereafter, online sa ... More >>
Black Swan's Natalie Portman.The best part of the annual Academy Awards is arguably the red-carpet fashion, and this year, stars were showcasing a variety of couture gowns. Bright reds and tangerines dominated the pre-Oscar parade, with some purple trimming and light, ethereal dresses to coun ... More >>
We generally don't think much about who is narrating our stories, but in the case of Benjamin Hale's new novel, The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore, we have to. Mostly because the narrator is an ape. Hale, who grew up in and around Boulder but who currently lives in New York, will be in town to ... More >>
Gervais pantomimes jerking off Hugh HefnerRicky Gervais hosted the Golden Globes for the second time in a row this year -- looks like, as predicted by Gervais himself, he won't make it a third next year. Gervais has never been one to hold a punch, but which monologue hit the hardest? Below, w ... More >>
Alright, so the original title of Sugar Cane Alley is Rue Cases-Nègres, which means it's French -- so the fact that the film swept the César Awards (the French equivalent of the Oscars) when it was released in 1983 might not mean that much, because French people are snooty and speak a langu ... More >>
While you were out enjoying the lovely weather last night, MTV aired its 19th annual Movie Award show. The broadcast featured such thought provoking awards as "Most WTF Moment" and "Best Villain." We're pretty certain the MTV Movie Awards haven't actually mattered to anyone for the better part of ... More >>
Daniel Junge is an accomplished filmmaker who just netted an Academy Award nomination for his short documentary The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner -- and he manages to make his movies from a home base of Denver. Junge, who traveled to the Amazonian jungle to film They Killed Sister ... More >>
Trailer Precious, which just earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination for Colorado producers Sarah Siegel-Magness and Gary Magness, and The Cove, directed by Boulder's Louie Psihoyos and nominated as Best Documentary Feature, aren't the only high-profile flicks with local connections. This Saturday, ... More >>
The Denver Film Society hosts an Oscar-night bash.
Last 2 Walk
Comedian Chris Rock offers no apologies.
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli
You won't be able to quit this Oscar party.
DocuWeek gives viewers a glimpse of rare films.
Comédies à la Française
A focus on the wrong woman hinders the otherwise beautiful Nowhere in Africa.
International Film Series
Catherine Deneuve shines in Place Vendôme.