As Westword's Ask the Bartender columnist, I've talked with many bartenders for Cafe Society's "Behind the Bar" series, posing numerous questions to Denver's top bartenders...and often receiving the same answers: "I love chartreuse," or "I'm really into smoked cocktails/barrel aging/bottled cocktail ... More >>
Film has inspired popular culture for decades, but some people don't actually know where the inspiration for their favorite films comes from. Today, Columbus Day, Metropolitan State College of Denver film studies professor Vincent Piturro will celebrate Italian heritage -- and in a way that he hopes ... More >>
The upside is, every so often, a work of art comes along that is so innovative it changes the whole paradigm of its media, bearing a tangible influence on everything that follows. The downside is, most of what follows is a pale imitator -- like how every movie with an Asian in it since Crouch ... More >>
‚ÄčPrimasonic's frontman Sin says the band's latest effort, Unadorned, could have easily been called No Bullshit. With some help from the Overcasters' Kurt Ottaway acting as co-producer and Module Overload's Jamie Hillyer, Primasonic made a no frills, rock solid album that captures a lot of the ... More >>
‚ÄčPrimasonic's frontman Sin says the band's latest effort, Unadorned, could have easily been called No Bullshit. With some help from the Overcasters' Kurt Ottaway acting as co-producer and Module Overload's Jamie Hillyer, Primasonic made a no frills, rock solid album that captures a lot of th ... More >>
Joe Carnahanís overly slick, heavily edited dark comedy works despite itself.
The tragic death of one of America's most important investigative journalists
Tommy Lee Jones keeps his promise to Melquiades Estrada.
Despite drugs, demons and an ever-revolving cast, the Brian Jonestown Massacre refuses to go gently into the night.
A restored The Good, the Bad and the Ugly retains its macho charm.
This summer's movies could withstand the drought.
Disney mines the booming kiddie market with the gritty Holes.
Blending free jazz with film lore, Sex Mob reworks old James Bond soundtracks for a sound that's shaken and stirred.
After writing for more than 400 films, Ennio Morricone remains the man with one name
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee kicks the martial-arts movie to the art-house crowd.
Shanghai Noon goes way out West, but not far enough.
The Minus Man doesn't equal the sum of its parts.
THERE WEREN'T THOUSANDS OF FIRST-RATE RECORDS RELEASED IN 1995. BUT THERE WERE NINETY.