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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.
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Thursday, July 17,2014

A boy’s best friend is his cow

‘Go West’ with the timeless appeal of Buster Keaton

By Michael J. Casey
Go West, screening Wednesday, July 23 as part of The Chautauqua Silent Film Series, is a magnificent display of Keaton and his acrobatic qualities.
Thursday, July 10,2014

Mean streets and dark nights

‘Double Indemnity’ and the existential abyss of film noir

By Michael J. Casey
Film noir gained popularity in the early 1940s, just as America entered the war and the moviegoing public was looking for something darker to sink their teeth into. Lucky for them, Hollywood recently gained an influx of European émigrés fleeing the Nazi Party.
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Thursday, July 10,2014

Easy, breezy fun

Nineteen years strong at the Boulder Outdoor Cinema

By Michael J. Casey
Located in the parking lot behind the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA), BOC celebrated its initial season in 1995 and has been running strong since. Three years ago, Marsh and Fritz purchased the festival from Dave Riepe and Jon Hegeman and oversaw the continuation and.
Thursday, July 3,2014

Inside the hearts and minds of Restrepo

‘Korengal’ returns to the Valley of Death

By Michael J. Casey
And come they do. The soldiers of Restrepo take fire every single day of the year. Forty-two American servicemen, as well as many Afghan soldiers, have died in that valley, earning it the nickname “The Valley of Death.” Fittingly, the base Restrepo was named after one of the fallen, Juan Restrepo.
Thursday, June 26,2014

A holistic struggle

‘Hanna Ranch’ examines the fight for agriculture to go green

By Michael J. Casey
Colorado rancher Kirk Hanna was the ideal cowboy: tall, dark and handsome, complete with a Tom Selleck mustache and a white Stetson hat. But Hanna was much more than your average cowboy.
Thursday, June 19,2014

A revival you can’t refuse

By Michael J. Casey
Francis Ford Coppola’s saga tells the story of the Corleone Crime family, whose evolution and expansion is mirrored in the true history of 20th century America.
Thursday, June 12,2014

Grapes and seeds

Food documentaries worth biting into

By Michael J. Casey
The inaugural A Taste of Art: Boulder’s Art and Food Festival at The Dairy Center for the Arts includes several interesting documentaries. Here are BW’s picks for the tastiest viewing. A wine tasting from Hazel’s Wine Bar will follow the screening of A Year in Burgundy on June 13th and a Q&A with the director of Open Sesame will follow the screening on June 12th. Tickets and more information at thedairy.org.
Thursday, June 5,2014

When dinosaurs roamed the land

Revisiting ‘The Lost World’

By Michael J. Casey
There once was a time in the not-too-distant cinematic past where the world was still largely undiscovered and areas of the planet were a mystery to modern man. What beasts lived on these islands? What creatures were in these jungles? What was out there, lurking in the shadows? This theme cropped up again last month when Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla.
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Thursday, May 29,2014

It’s a sad business, being funny

Charlie Chaplin’s autobiographical ‘Limelight’

By Michael J. Casey
back on stage. Two performers, one on the way up and one on the way down meet in the middle — typical fare for melodrama, but Chaplin mines the material for something far more serious. A younger Chaplin would have made the movie with more joie de vivre, but reality weighed heavily on Chaplin’s mind.
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