Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>
To the Left Will Go West
Ever since the Harlem Shake snagged the Internet's attention, it seems that video after video of frat boys, Army officers and various mammals at Sea World wiggling uncontrollably to Baauer's dance track by the same name have been constantly appearing in our Facebook newsfeeds. If you've secretly des ... More >>
The no-wave movement of film-making, which used ultra-low budgets and a punk sensibility to produce films heavily steeped in mood but with generally incoherent story-lines, had a big impact: Besides being heavily influential for directors like Jim Jarmusch and David Lynch, it pretty much sing ... More >>
Deep in the midst of the digital age, International Film Series programmer Pablo Kjolseth makes no bones about his love of celluloid, the analog of film, especially, but not necessarily, in black and white. Because of that, the University of Colorado's IFS is arguably the region's last true v ... More >>
When Stranger Than Paradise hit the big screen, in 1984, indie director Jim Jarmusch was right in the thick of a trend: the American movie, made over in a drifting, plotless European sensibility that aped the way life usually continues to unfold, without a real storyline, sometimes in paralle ... More >>
Joshua BradleyThe Heavy appears tonight at the Bluebird with Wallpaper The Noid isn't just that pesky pizza-chilling character from old Domino's commercials from the '80s. It's a region of England from which the neo-soul, garage rock band known as The Heavy hails. Fronted by the charismatic ... More >>
Thursday, September 16, 3 Kings Tavern, 303-777-7352; Sunday, September 19, Blues and Brews Festival, Telluride, 1-866-515-6166.
Okay, now this is just rad. If you haven't seen this already, here's what you're in for: Jim Jarmusch -- the man responsible for such fine moments in American cinema as Mystery Train, Night On Earth and Dead Man -- accompanying Bradford Cox, that lanky weirdo from Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, and R ... More >>
You've read one Hunter S. Thompson tribute, you've read them all, right? Ever since the Good Doctor took his own life at his Owl Farm compound outside of Aspen in 2005, lots of folks have been trying to put into words what, exactly, Thompson left us with. There's a new entry on that list: Go ... More >>
All right, a few weeks ago we offered up our take on the ten worst moments of crossover disaster, ill-advised efforts to mate movies with music. Now it's time to look at the flip side of the coin, the ten movies in which music and Hollywood made great bedfellows, outstanding cinematic turns that ... More >>
The Backbeat section of Westword’s June 12 edition is dominated by updates and details about the annual Westword Music Showcase, as well it should be. But strange as it might seem, there are other notable musical happenings taking place around town during the week, including a Saturday, June 14 pe ... More >>
There is no gold at the end of this terrible Matthew McConaughey-Kate Hudson mash-up.
Joe Strummer transcends punk, and the music lives on.
Plenty could be finer than eating in this diner in the morning not to mention noon and night.
Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of a classic loads on the Bull.
Jim Jarmusch succeeds by keeping Broken Flowers messy.
Jackie Chan takes a long trip without going anyplace new.
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes.
Ron Henderson's role in the DIFF deserves top billing.
Denver's film fest looks forward and back.
Lars von Trier delivers the Icelandic pop icon as a simple and tragic Dancer in the Dark.
After more than a decade, the Deftones are overnight sensations.
Jim Jarmusch shows he still has bite with Ghost Dog.
June 4 - 10, 1998