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Thursday, September 4,2014


The Found Footage Festival is a live comedy show presenting the most absurd videos recorded on VHS. Joe Pickett and Joe Prueher, who have both written for The Onion and Entertainment Weekly, are the curators.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Bleak and white

‘A Dame to Kill For’ is dark but not deep

By Ryan Syrek
Celebrated narcissist and Freddy Krueger look-a-like Frank Miller gives the women he writes a plethora of career choices. They can be prostitutes, strippers, bondage-wearing murderers or corpses. Some get to be all of those! Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Take it back

‘The Giver’ is the worst kind of bad

By Ryan Syrek
Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly awesome that people will love, even if it winds up a steaming pile of poodoo we mock. I respect the noble fool, the proud creator of disaster who clearly put everything into a creative vision beloved by only himself.
Thursday, August 14,2014

Art reflecting Ebert

‘Life Itself’ showcases the wit and wisdom of Roger Ebert

By Michael J. Casey
Parliamentary correspondent Simon Horrart.” And, “There I asked Ted Turner how he got so much else right, and colorization wrong.” And a personal favorite, “From the basement of Macky Auditorium, I participated in Colorado’s first live webcast, although I’m fairly certain no one was watching.
Thursday, August 7,2014

Grade A-Holes

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and the joy of spectacle

By Ryan Syrek
The proliferation of comic book movies has reached its cultural apex, so thoroughly dominating the box office and public consciousness that a backlash was practically invited. While the public plays Oliver Twist, wallets open and begging for more, those who critically engage cinema have begun the “tsk, tsk”-ing and the “poo-poo”-ing.
Thursday, July 31,2014

Lucy goosey

Writer/director Luc Besson cares not for facts

By Ryan Syrek
But here’s the thing: it’s the most awesome drug ever. If you take enough of it, you become God. Or, as the pseudoscience in the movie incorrectly explains, “you use 100 percent of your brain’s cerebral capacity.” For some reason, this allows you to move stuff with your mind and sometimes dissolve into a weird human cloud thing.
Thursday, July 31,2014

Fuzzy focus

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ needs no humans

By Ryan Syrek
But Caesar and Malcolm ( Jason Clarke), a cautious father and second-incommand at the human camp, both want peace. They negotiate a delicate alliance that is threatened by the human leader, Dreyfus (Gary Oldman), and the warmongering Koba.
Thursday, July 24,2014

Coming of age

‘Boyhood’ is a cinematic existence

By Michael J. Casey
Richard Linklater’s latest work, Boyhood, employs one of the most audacious approaches to storytelling: Linklater and company filmed the actors for a few days every year for 12 years.
Thursday, July 24,2014


By Josh Gross
Boulder Outdoor Cinema mostly shows its films at night. Mostly.
Thursday, July 17,2014

Eyes open to the world

‘Closing Doors’ shows there’s more than one way to look at life

By Elizabeth Miller
The film tells the story of Ricky, a teenage boy on the autism spectrum who can’t remember to lift the toilet seat or eat without someone there to remind him, who gets lost in the bowels of New York City’s train system after his sister fails to pick him up after school.