Hollywood peddles movies like a chef flings noodles at the wall. Does it stick? If so, perfecto. If it splats on the floor, well, movie moguls have enough dough to try again. The one thing audiences can be certain of is that each year, Hollywood is guaranteed to serve up a few dozen bowls of badly c ... More >>
Let's start with the ending: the closing credits disclaimer that insists that none of the lead actors in Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac filmed penetrative sex. If there is real sex in the movie, and it sure looks like there is, it must have been done by one of the eight credited sex doubles, listed f ... More >>
The entertainment industry, with its long-established allergy to new ideas, often mines the bestseller list for source material. Studios are more likely greenlight a scary story after it has been officially vetted by the reading public, and less likely to interfere with a proven earner. In horror ci ... More >>
Welcome to a new column called Geek Speak, in which we take on an aspect of geek culture each week. Pacific Rim, a movie about giant robots fighting giant monsters, is about to open in hundreds of theaters nationwide, released by a major studio and accompanied by a gigantic ad campaign. It's at lea ... More >>
LAMBCHOP @ FOX THEATRE | 4.28.12 See Also: Q&A with Kurt Wagner of Lambchop No one goes to a Lambchop show expecting a circus. Fans know that taking a ride with frontman Kurt Wagner and his crew will be a slow one. But last night at the Fox, the band and the audience seemed downright narcoleptic. ... More >>
Currently in the spotlight for his latest film Melancholia, in which life goes on in a world under the threat of total destruction, Danish director Lars von Trier peppers his movies with avant garde visuals, misogyny, complex stories and stylized stagings. And since the release of Element of ... More >>
Big pics below.Director Lars von Trier's Melancholia, the red-carpet-premiere attraction at the Denver FilmCenter Colfax opening night for the 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival, is a feel-bad movie that's been declared a masterpiece by critics aplenty. So universal has been the acclaim that any ... More >>
"Melancholia."Director Lars von Trier's Melancholia, featured at the 2011 Starz Denver Film Festival, is a feel-bad movie that's been declared a masterpiece. So universal has been the acclaim that anyone who begs to differ is in danger of being declared an ignoramus or a philistine. But what ... More >>
Video below.Again this year, Starz Denver Film Festival artistic director Brit Withey is offering his must-see picks for each day of the fest -- including many flicks that movie lovers might otherwise miss amid the flood of silver-screen goodies. Here, he shares his take on tonight's opener ... More >>
Kirsten Dunst in "Melancholia." You can start planning now: The schedule for the 34th annual Starz Denver Film Festival, which runs November 2 through 13 at various venues throughout town, is now available online at the user-friendly Denver Film Society website. DFS member early ticketing ope ... More >>
Filming on location in Bumfuck, Egypt.Fairplay, Colorado, is a tiny mountain town with about one street, situated some 40 miles south of Frisco between the San Isabel and Pike national forests. In other words, it's in the middle of nowhere. In other other words, it's a really difficult place ... More >>
Owen SwensonSWANS Emerging in the milieu of the No Wave scene in the New York underground in 1982, Swans became known for the kind of music that was forbidding, terrifyingly intense in its execution and lyrically uncompromising in its depiction of the darker side of human existence. Although ... More >>
With outrage to spare, a fierce Brian De Palma returns to the war zone. Take cover.
Wrap me in comfort food.
This Danish melodrama gives a hell of a lot more than a reception.
Steven Soderbergh tries, and largely fails, to make ’em like they used to.
The 28th Starz Denver International Film Festival is ready for action.
A store clerk's tale is Lost amid a flurry of poor camera work.
Takashi Miike scores with the crazy, creepy comedy of Gozu.
Six lonely strangers meet in a beguiling Italian class.
Lars von Trier delivers the Icelandic pop icon as a simple and tragic Dancer in the Dark.