The ultimate aim of good satire is to parody an unintentionally funny event as accurately as possible, while spicing it up with a little exaggeration and sarcasm. But sometimes the comedy gods throw you something so ridiculous, so shockingly unreal, that all you have to do is xerox it and say: Look ... 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 >>
Face it: You're not going to see The Book of Mormon this weekend without dropping some serious cash for scalped tickets...and even if you get lucky in the daily lottery, you'll pay $25 for that seat. But there are plenty of other entertaining activities in town that you can enjoy on the cheap. From ... More >>
Tortilla SoupEating, more or less, is the hallmark of the holidays (not to mention a cornerstone of the e-card industry) -- Thanksgiving, in particular. So, whether your family-time is a drunken-uncle disaster, a Leave it to Beaver affair or something in between, at least you have some turkey ... More >>
Today is unofficial nostalgia day: One of the greatest games of all time gets an HD rerelease today alongside one of the best books about gangsters. It's certainly a little retro-tastic when you combine that with the hilariously dumb new Transformers movie, but thankfully, we're saved from on ... More >>
It was only a matter of time before a film was made about Phil Spector. His life has been bonkers enough to at least warrant a made-for-TV movie. It turns out, this might just end up being the case. Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that David Mamet has been tapped to write the f ... More >>
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We would hate for you to miss out on all the awesome that happens every weekend in our fair city, so we've decided to run down three of the best shows in one easy-to-swallow post. Tell us -- and the rest of the world -- what we missed in the comments. 1. The Last Waltz revisited The Boulder Theat ... More >>
Suppose a guy from L.A. grew up pinko in a time when that was dangerous -- but he longed to make movies and had an inside track until his leftist leanings got him blacklisted. So he hooked up with mobsters, began churning out pulpy porno and made some money. He ghostwrote dozens of films and made ... More >>
Scorsese and the Stones, together again.
One dark, two docs and a DJ.
Fast reviews of recent releases
A hero of the Hong Kong new wave returns the compliment.
Landmark’s Esquire Theatre
Ten discs that are worthy of your money and your close attention.
Dylan gets to work on Scorsese’s farm in No Direction Home.
With Cinderella Man, Ron Howard finally scores a knockout.
Howard Hughes gets what he wants -- in this case, a fun and loving biopic.
Meet Marlon Brando
If you weren't at this landmark blues concert, Lightning in a Bottle will do.
Cruel, vapid and unfunny, this Shark bites.
Colorado Ballet's Don Quixote rides again
Stop Making Sense
Scorsese's latest epic offers a slice-and-dice history of New York City.
The Last Waltz (Warner Bros./Rhino)
A student film festival tries to launch careers from Denver.
Albert and Allen Hughes deliver a sensuous but grisly message From Hell.
Stuffed and mounted
DVDs pull back the curtain on the movies, but do you really want to see the Wizard?
Chinese auteur Zhang Yimou finds a new muse in a thirteen-year-old schoolgirl.
Scorsese's New York is alive and kicking in Bringing Out the Dead, but the vital signs are weakening.