Tonight at the world-famous Stanley Hotel, the Stanley Film Festival will kick off its second year with Alexandre O. Philippe's look at zombie culture, Doc of the Dead. [Disclosure: I appear in Doc of the Dead.] Sunday, the fest closes with the horror comedy What We Do in the Shadows, starring Jemai ... More >>
Bored Japanese businessmen started the air-sex trend, says Bryan Poyser, director of the raunchy, heartbreaking romantic comedy, Love and Air Sex, which opens at the SIE FilmCenter on Friday, March 7, for a weeklong run. Air sex is the erotic equivalent of air guitar. Pornographic mimes boasting fil ... More >>
Every Sundance there's a crowd-pleaser, and most years it's got one degree of separation from the Little Miss Sunshine crew. But the most delightful flick of the 2014 fest is an unconventional documentary with no plot, no dialogue, and nothing but party. Living Stars, a fleet 63-minute film by Argen ... More >>
Chow Down, Boulder's first food film festival, gets under way tonight. Hosted by the International Film Series and the Boulder Public Library, the event will bring together a slew of passionate Boulder foodies and local businesses over three days of programs that include seven films about food, fami ... More >>
Veteran character actor Ken Foree has deep roots in Denver. He graduated from a small Catholic high school here, where he was an all-city, all-state basketball player for two years -- "arguably the best player in the state of Colorado," he says -- and his appearance at this year's Mile High Horror F ... More >>
When you're a film student, no matter how hard you try to deny it, you become a bit of a film snob. That's how I felt when I went to see Hugo for the first time in the theater, and ten twelve-year-old girls sat in front of me. I rolled my eyes and expected it to be a horrible experience. But then th ... 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 >>
Tom Botelho.Denver Film Society executive director Tom Botelho is still recovering from the just-concluded Starz Denver Film Festival; he's got a severe cold. But the word of mouth about the fest makes him feel better, and so do attendance and revenue figures, both of which appear to be up ov ... More >>
Big pics below.The 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival's slogan is "Roll out the Red" -- a reference to the many red carpet screenings on tap over the next week and a half or so. The first of those took place last night at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House -- or, as Like Crazy director Drake Doremus ... More >>
"The Descendants."Next Monday, October 17, the Starz Denver Film Festival's website will go live with the entire 2011 lineup, and it's a hefty one: a whopping 260 flicks will unspool November 2-13. But today, fest executive director Tom Botelho offers us a preview of the highest profile movi ... More >>
What's the scariest thing about Colorado? The haunted mountain resorts? The cemeteries-turned-city parks? The escort-loving, meth-using pastors? All of those may soon be trumped by the second annual Mile High Horror Film Festival, which takes over the Tivoli Starz Film Center October 7 through Octob ... More >>
In years past, putting together a Best of Denver issue was like Sophie's Choice: In order to choose the favorite baby, all the rest of the babies had to die and then Meryl Streep killed herself. Now we have the vast internets and enough space to choose whatever we desire -- in your face, Nazi ... More >>
The BIFF will leave you feeling quite vigorous indeed!For film buffs looking for something a little fresher than the traditional Oscar fare dominating film talk this season, the Boulder International Film Festival offers a meticulously curated batch of movies Colorado audiences have likely ne ... More >>
George Hickenlooper and friend.Saturday brought news about the shocking death of George Hickenlooper, Mayor John Hickenlooper's filmmaking cousin, who was in Denver to screen his latest flick, Casino Jack, as part of the Starz Denver Film Festival. The show will go on, says festival director ... More >>
...And so is everyone else!
The DocuWest film festival kicks off with a bang.
While most of the employees of the Denver Film Society are back at work, they're not quite sure if they're still employees, because twenty of them had officially resigned before the board voted to dismiss new executive director Bo Smith last Friday. And there's also the matter of a major budget sh ... More >>
Goodness gracious. Our man Yonnas Abraham has got his hustle down cold. Just received word that the Pirate Signal has been tapped as the house band in some fabuloso mansion during the Sundance film festival in Park City, which kicks off next week in Park City, Utah. Broseph is going to be throwing d ... More >>
François Bégaudeau in The Class. The Class (Entre Les Murs), which can be be seen at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 18 at the Starz FilmCenter as part of the 31st annual Starz Denver Film Festival, comes with a tony pedigree. The film won the Palme d'Or at this year's Cannes Film Festival and ha ... 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 >>
If any of your out of state friends ever ask you again why you choose to live in a place like Colorado instead of, say, New York or LA or, hell, I don't know, Dubuque, Iowa, save the effort of trying to come up with some compelling diatribe about the mountains and the four seasons and the whole thre ... More >>
Eric Waldemar makes his triumphant return.
The Boulder International Film Festival unwinds.
The Manhattan film festival inspires international unity.
Those lucky enough to be attending the Cannes Film Festival this year can catch a little taste of Colorado talent. Jennifer Platt's short film Not a Competition is screening at the festival as we speak, and will continue to show through May 26. But Not a Competition isn't the whole story. "It's a s ... More >>
The Savages kicks off the thirtieth Starz Denver Film Festival.
Ron Henderson's role in the DIFF deserves top billing.
Aurora Asian Film Festival
Nic (Nothing), Poland
After lots of toil and lots of trouble, the local film Brother Tied is finally headed to Sundance.