On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, this paper's film critics talk about Spike Jonze's Her and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in addition to the wave of films all coming out before the year's over. Listen to it on iTunes or below on Soundcloud:
In 2013, love came in many forms: girl on zombie, boy on smartphone, and James Franco on -- count 'em -- two hot bikini babes at the same time. Sure, romantic comedies are as extinct as Oprah Winfrey's chances of winning Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes, but audiences had plenty of onscr ... More >>
Our Melanie Asmar has been reporting about efforts to attract more moviemakers to Colorado -- and one great selling point is to check out the classics that have been partly filmed here over the years. Below, count down our ten favorites, as culled from the flicks listed on the FilmInColorado.com we ... 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 >>
You could hear a pin drop during the first Sundance screening of writer-director Ryan Coogler's Fruitvale, an enormously powerful and moving debut feature based on the shooting death of 22-year-old Oscar Grant by Oakland transit police in the early hours of New Year's Day, 2009. Coogler opens the fi ... More >>
Sometimes, one film in a festival lineup can help to reveal another in sharper relief. To wit, one of the loveliest entries in Sundance 2013's U.S. Dramatic Competition, James Ponsoldt's deeply felt coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now, looked even better after the premiere of The Way Way Back, a ... More >>
By Scott Foundas In his brief remarks before the first public screening of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, Robert Redford praised the Sundance Institute's ongoing filmmaker development labs as "our core," noting that the festival itself was conceived "to create an audience for the filmmakers in ou ... More >>
I love that we live in a country that's sexually open enough -- not as much as some European countries, but that's another list for another time -- to allow for public education on how to have and give orgasms. Denverites, you have an upcoming class available at Anythink Library Wright Farms: The ap ... More >>
Earlier this week, we asked if the CU Buffs and the CSU Rams could get past their first matchups in the annual NCAA men's basketball tournament. In the case of the Buffs, the answer was a sometimes resounding, sometimes nerve-racking but ultimately thrilling "yes" via a 68-64 victory over highly tou ... More >>
In the past, the annual naming of teams chosen to participate in the NCAA men's basketball tournament has been the equivalent of famine in these parts. And while getting two teams into the field may not qualify as a feast, it's definitely a wonderful change of pace. Now comes the next question: Do t ... More >>
Just go as a beer.If only because when you look back at the photos ten years from now, you may slap your palm to your face and think, "Did I really dress as the physical representation of WikiLeaks?!" And how many people did you see dressed as Zach Galifianakis's "Alan" from The Hangover duri ... More >>
Devon Beitzel.There were a slew of bracket-busting upsets on the real day one of the NCAA men's basketball tournament -- damn you, Louisville! -- but the University of Northern Colorado Bears weren't part of one. UNC fell to San Diego State 68-50 in their first Big Dance foray. But through tw ... More >>
Relphorde.Last week, we used the term "lock" in our post about the CU Buffs' Big Dance chances after beating Kansas State in the Big 12 tournament, -- and we weren't the only ones certain that was true. But no: Marcus Relphorde and the rest of the squad were snubbed by the selection committee ... More >>
They've been doing this for EIGHTY-THREE years?!? There are a lot of things more important than watching and liveblogging the 2011 Academy Awards - but none of them are things we have to do today. Look for our recap after the show!
While you were out enjoying the lovely weather last night, MTV aired its 19th annual Movie Award show. The broadcast featured such thought provoking awards as "Most WTF Moment" and "Best Villain." We're pretty certain the MTV Movie Awards haven't actually mattered to anyone for the better part of ... More >>
No Lunchables would be found in this congressman's childhood lunchbox.No tater tots or fruit cocktail were harmed in the upbringing of Congressman Jared Polis. No Cheetos or Little Debbie snack cakes either for that matter. In fact, Colorado's second district congressman says he brought hi ... More >>
As music critics -- and people who generally think about, talk about, listen to and make music -- the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to right now?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation. For t ... More >>
Woody Allen is back from his European vacation. Next, he directs Larry David in NYC and Puccini for L.A. Opera.
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain.
Sibling rivalry in all its royal glory in Boleyn Girl.
Car lovers find a new flame in Burnout Paradise.
Life as a young, hot, white, educated nanny in the city sure is a drag.
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy.
Woody Allen's Match Point can't return a serve.
Michael Bay's up to his old tricks -- now older than ever.
The Coen Brothers get tongue-in-cheeky in The Man Who Wasn't There.
Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes trap us with a raptor in Ghost World.