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 >>
We're guessing the faces of the folks behind the Starz Denver Film Festival fell as the temperatures dropped in advance of Wednesday's opening night at the Buell Theatre. They'd already taken a gamble by booking 5 to 7, a low key romance that's generated relatively little buzz to date, as the fest's ... More >>
This year marks the 36th opening night for the Denver Film Festival, and like the previous 35, last night's kickoff event took place against a backdrop of glitter, glamour and anticipation. And if director Jason Reitman's Labor Day, which unspooled at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House before many of th ... More >>
Down to your last $10? Rather than spend it on something boring like food or your electricity bill, do something fun with that Hamilton. September is just a week away, but there are still plenty of ways to get out and have some inexpensive summer fun. From a Fiesta Cookout to comedy festivals with b ... More >>
"The Last Station."In 2007 and 2008, the Starz Film Festival's annual "Big Night" presentation truly lived up to its name, screening Juno, a smart, sharp-tongued charmer that went on to become an unlikely left-field smash (and earn screenwriter Diablo Cody an Oscar), and Slumdog Millionaire, ... More >>
Steve Foster at the launch announcement for INDenver Times earlier this year. The Rocky Mountain Independent, which officially launched today, is the latest online news project from former members of the Rocky Mountain News -- and many of the fourteen journalists involved were also part of INDenver ... More >>
The Rocky Mountain News website is currently frozen in time. It continues to function, but the latest content involves the paper's closure last week. Flipping through its cyber-pages is akin to peeking through the windows of a restaurant shuttered by the feds: Everything remains as it was during the ... More >>
Resurrecting the Champ, a Josh Hartnett-Samuel L. Jackson film set in Denver, opened on August 24, and local reviewers gave the movie the hometown discount: Robert Denerstein, writing his first critique for the Rocky Mountain News since accepting a buyout from the tabloid, pinned the piece with a B- ... More >>
As noted in this June 11 blog, Denver Post editor Greg Moore announced to his staff that sixteen people had decided to accept a buyout package offered to workers age fifty and older -- but he also conceded that these individuals had the right to change their mind prior to a June 15 deadline. In the ... More >>
The Rocky's veteran broadcasting critic is the latest casualty of the paper's financial troubles.
The edition of the Message slated to appear in the June 7 edition of Westword deals in large part with the ways attrition and a buyout package aimed at ridding the staff of expensive older employees is impacting Spotlight, the arts-and-entertainment section of the Rocky Mountain News. Executives at ... More >>
Last night's salute to actor/director Tim Robbins, who visited the Temple Buell Theater to receive the Denver Film Festival's John Cassavetes Award, followed the Inside the Actors Studio model. The parade of clips that opened the program focused on generally loooooong sequences from the weighty like ... More >>
Gene Amole savors the opportunity to document his own demise.