With Friday's release of The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), another buddy cop movie joins a film library filled with explosions, oddball pairings and broad humor. While the genre's been compacted into a cliche over the years (especially immediately following its heyday in the late '80s and ... More >>
For the first time in the thirty-year history of Westword's Best of Denver, we've split the Best of Denver Readers' Poll into two rounds, giving you the chance to look at the leading vote-getters and then vote again for your favorite galleries, theaters and entertainments in metro Denver. And the re ... More >>
Buntport Theater solved a sizzling crime caper yesterday when a sheepish kid returned the stolen laptop on which the company kept its mailing list and other vital files. The theft happened while Buntport was conducting one of its regular Third Tuesday Great Debate. Since this one coinci ... More >>
Sitting beside me at the Henrys last night was the woman who makes it all happen: Gloria Shanstrom, general manager of the Colorado Theatre Guild. It is Shanstrom who makes this glittering event -- this huge coming together of elegantly dressed, excitedly-gesticulating actors, directors, tech people ... More >>
The Colorado Theatre Guild's seventh annual Henry Awards will be presented tonight at the L2 Arts & Culture Center, 1477 Columbine Street. The festivities start at 6 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by the official awards ceremony at 7 p.m.; an after-party will move the fun to the ... More >>
Tommy Lee Jones Goes to the Opera Alone is a tough act to follow, but Buntport Theater Company is going for it with the last show of the season, The Roast Beef Situation. The play, which opens at 8 p.m. tomorrow, is old- -- as in eighteenth-century, clown-troupe-style Commedia dell'Arte old -- scho ... More >>
Tomorrow night, Buntport Theater will open a new show, inspired by a true event, called Tommy Lee Jones Goes to Opera Alone. But the title belies the community effort it took for Buntport to produce and animate a nearly life-size puppet of the solitary actor.
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
To any successful movie trailer, there's an element of balance: The trailer must convey enough of the content -- characters, storyline, tone -- of the movie to let us know what we're getting into while simultaneously withholding enough to hook us. In that way, the trailer for The Company Men ... More >>
Image via towerofyouth.orgIrv KershnerRest in peace, Irvin Kershner, you director of RoboCop 2 and some film called The Empire Strikes Back. Born in 1923, he died over the weekend at the age of 87 and left behind an oeuvre of great filmmaking -- including no small number of sequels. So it ma ... More >>
The Coen Brothers transcend themselves with their latest project.
Spidey gets hung up in an overdone web.
This impressive south-of-the-border fest proves Variety’s Peter Bart wrong.
Garrison Keillor's Prairie makes a fine pasture for Altman.
Tommy Lee Jones keeps his promise to Melquiades Estrada.
The Missing misses plenty, except ancient prejudices.
The fast-paced MIIB looks like a sure summer crowd-pleaser.
Clint Eastwood directs a crew of veterans in his most engaging film in years.
Discouraging words are seldom heard at the Denver Art Museum and Robischon Gallery.
July 30 - August 5, 1998