Our Starz Denver Film Festival opening days roundup noted that the above-average quality of the screenings I caught offered compensation for weak attendance at numerous high-profile events. I wasn't quite so lucky over the course of the fest's last week-plus, but Keep On Keepin' On, a documentary wi ... More >>
On this week's Voice Film Club episode, film critics Alan Scherstuhl, Amy Nicholson and Stephanie Zacharek recommend seeing Matt Reeves' Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (12:00) and Richard Linklater's Boyhood (20:00), a movie filmed over twelve years with the same cast. [Subscribe to the Voice Film ... More >>
July is a perfect time to bask under the stars at one of Denver's many outdoor screenings or to cuddle up in an air-conditioned theater and get out of the heat. This month's picks for movie events include throw-back classics, one queer festival and two killer new releases. See also: The ten best g ... More >>
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 >>
The Lawrence Arms (due Saturday, February 22, at The Summit Music Hall) started in 1999 when former members of the Broadways, Brendan Kelly and Chris McCaughan, decided to do a more melodic punk band focused on often startlingly detailed and personal but emotionally vibrant music that didn't wax int ... More >>
Bold, impassioned, ecstatically beautiful, Shane Carruth's Upstream Color -- a lyric reverie on loss, love, and various invasions of the body -- was in a class by itself at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Well, let's say it was a class shared by a more conventional but no less heady consideration o ... More >>
Photo by Brian Kraft PhotographyMitchell Alexander, the Green Fooder, at the Highland MiMa. Urbavore's Dilemma is an ongoing web series detailing city dwellers' commitment to urban homesteading. From May through September, Westword writer Joel Warner will get his hands dirty, covering everything fr ... More >>
The Last Night presentation of the Denver Film Festival should be a triumphant moment: an opportunity to sum up all that's best about the fest in one last blast of cinematic joy. But it doesn't always work out that way, as is demonstrated by the 2007 blog "August Rush Closes the Denver Film Festival ... More >>
The April 3 profile of Daniel Johnston, as well as a complete Q&A accessible here, calls to mind a previous Westword piece focusing on the highly unusual artist. Back in 1995, Kathy McCarty, best known at the time as the lead singer of a first-rate cult band known as Glass Eye, released Dead Dog's E ... More >>
The circus of the 60s, from the streets to the courtroom, in Chicago 10.
The long walk over, Julie Delpy explores what comes next — that is, the hard part.
A look back at the year's flick picks.
Graham Reynolds (pictured) doesn't know from niches. The composer, pianist, drummer and leader of the Golden Arm Trio works in a montage of sound that draws its influences from everywhere: garage rock, improvisational noise, free jazz, symphonic music, hip-hop beats and the pure, thin air. His mos ... More >>
Richard Linklater's ensemble polemic may just turn you off burgers for good.
Richard Linklater's Scanner is a rotoscoped feast for freaks.
Caveh Zahedi comes clean in I Am a Sex Addict.
Failure is Matthew McConaughey's perfect movie.
From dirty jokes and soldiers to penguins and gays, we made our preferences known.
One more awful remake strikes out.
Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies.
Music's lunatic fringe lives, breathes and flourishes on the shortwave radio dial.
Former friends reckon with reality in Tape.
Richard Linklater seeks meaning in Waking Life.
The 24th Denver International Film Festival has plenty of glitter.
Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes trap us with a raptor in Ghost World.
Aspen is long on short films during its tenth annual festival.
Groove turns techno culture into tribal ritual.
FROM GLASS EYE TO DEAD DOG'S EYEBALL, K. MCCARTY HAS A UNIQUE VISION.