On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics begin by honoring the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman, who tragically died on Sunday at the age of 46. Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl, after calling Hoffman "one of the best actors the screen has ever known," goes on to explain wh ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, the Village Voice's Alan Scherstuhl and Stephanie Zacharek both praise Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity (starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock), saying the director exhibits a "lovely human touch" with film, which is set in space, and that it's "so differe ... More >>
The Western is dead. For years, even decades, the Western genre has been a wasteland, with few new films coming out and even fewer hits. Luckily, horror fans know what to do with dead things: make them undead, so they can stand up again and start biting faces and murdering salacious teens. In fact, ... More >>
Fashion may move in waves of in and out, but true style is forever. This week we spotted Julian Muhammad, co-owner of a clothing store, on the D-Line Lite Rail. Continue reading to learn what baseball team influenced his kicks, his style mantra, and which group of Hollywood actors inspire his person ... More >>
Before writing the Descendants, and before indie-film-world-big-deal-director Alexander Payne turned the novel into a George Clooney movie, Kaui Hart Hemmings worked at Westword, selling classified ads. In 1999, right out of Colorado College, the Hawaii-native got her first job with us. "Had ... More >>
Slap Shot 2: Number 28.The sports movie is rarely versatile: an outsider, or group of outsiders (wrong race, wrong gender, wrong species), have uncanny talent in their field, but the old guard (typically, white, old men), don't like the change the new person represents. So the rebels have to ... More >>
Big pics below.The Big Night presentation of the annual Starz Denver Film Festival has become a showcase for future Academy Award nominees: The last four flicks featured in this slot included three excellent Oscar magnets -- Juno, Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours -- with even the sometimes p ... More >>
Talk about a love triangle.Our friends at TMZ.com share a fresh Hawaiian shot of a very odd trio -- hometown hero Dog the Bounty Hunter (who did his best to keep crash-happy Jerrad Leonard off the streets) and his wife, Beth, snuggling up with none other than George Clooney. TMZ's comment: "S ... More >>
Surprise! J.K. Simmons is in town! Oh, wait: you already knew that...Last week, the folks behind the Starz Denver Film Festival ballyhooed a last-minute addition to the schedule -- a Sunday screening of a picture "on a clear runway to the Oscars" that would be introduced by a "surprise" appea ... More >>
Have you or your buddies booked a trip to Denver, George? In our recap of the Ed Harris appearance at the Starz Denver Film Festival last Friday, I noted that organizers of the event have a hard time getting big-name actors to show up. Example: Harrison Ford was in town for a weekend gala at ... More >>
A mere four years ago, at the height of the mid-Bush economic frenzy (post-9/11 recession, pre-mortgage meltdown), a certain Niwot-based manufacturer of plastic boat shoes could do no wrong. Crazily colored, beloved by gardeners and ER personnel and children of all ages, Crocs were conquering ... More >>
George Clooneys ode to screwball comedies of yore is so close. And yet...
The creative breakup of former business collaborators leads to one new magazine, with another on the way. Can the city support both of them?
Watch your back, Grisham: Michael Claytonís no ordinary legal thriller.
The lastest Ocean is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?
Campo de Fiori
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make íem like they used to.
Here's something to do in Denver when you're dead: stay famous.
Racists, louts and terrorists earned their place among the best of 2005.
From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.
Brilliant, confounding Syriana digs for a necessary truth.
The Red Scare returns in Good Night, and Good Luck.
A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand.
Tom Hanks steals the Coens' latest by playing -- get this -- funny.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
George Clooney toys with the twisted delusions of a game-show producer.
The tides of Solaris tempt Clooney with life after death.
There'll be no sorrow for O Brother multi-instrumentalist Dan Tyminski.
Eee-O 11: The Best of the Rat Pack / Live at the Sands (Capitol)
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
More than a mere war picture, Three Kings takes on the complexities of human emotion.