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 >>
The first film by Martin Scorcese that truly wore his mark, Mean Streets is a small and personal tour de force, held together by a killer jukebox score and the explosive on-screen meeting of Robert De Niro (as the ne'er-do-well gambler, Johnny Boy) and Harvey Keitel (as Charlie, a conflicted small-t ... More >>
Before the original Alien clinched stardom for director Ridley Scott, back when Blade Runner was just a twinkle in Scott's imaginative eye, there was his first film, The Duellists, a Napoleonic-era yarn based on a slip of a real incident that was later embellished into a short story by Joseph Conrad ... More >>
Jason MewesOn Thursday, February 2, movie theaters across the country will screen a one-time-only film: Kevin Smith: Live From Behind. The evening will comprise a live recording of Kevin Smith's podcast with longtime pal (and film sidekick) Jason Mewes -- but you probably know him better as t ... More >>
"The Searchers."The Colorado legislature just nixed a plan to tack a ten-cent fee onto movie tickets, money that would have been used to provide financial incentives for film companies that want to make movies in this state. As revised, the bill would now ask for donations from movie-goers -- ... More >>
Photo courtesy of the Denver Film SocietyEd Harris with his co-stars for the evening, Starz Denver Film Festival co-founder Ron Henderson and Mayor John Hickenlooper.The Starz Denver Film Festival is seldom able to lure the biggest name actors to make appearances even when using its annual Ma ... More >>
Waking up on a couch fully clothed and feeling like death warmed over is no way to start a day, yet it happens all too often. Everyone has his own remedy, but for me, nothing beats a salty, greasy breakfast. Blurry-eyed and flat-tailed on my couch this past Saturday morning, all I could think abou ... More >>
Portions of Mr. & Mrs. Smith were filmed in Glenwood Springs. Last week the American Film Institute issued its updated list of the top 100 films of all time. As to be expected, Citizen Kane is still number one, but Casablanca fell to number three in favor of The Godfather. To view the complete lis ... More >>
The current Message column concerns Colorado Media Matters, the first state-based spinoff of Media Matters, a Washington, D.C., organization devoted to counteracting, contradicting and correcting what the folks there consider to be "conservative misinformation in the U.S. media." Media Matters pres ... More >>
It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.
National Treasure makes one long for good Nic Cage movies . . .like Con Air.
Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.
Jane Campion's Holy Smoke mixes a potent cocktail of the sacred with the profane.
From South Park to Pokémon, 1999 was almost an American beauty.
Toy Story gets wound up for its second big-screen outing.
John Brown's Body puts a new face on the roots of reggae.