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Thursday, August 21,2014

Ride fast, die young

‘Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist’ shows glimpse of a rough ride

By Michael J. Casey
All it took was Lance Armstrong and a very successful “Bike to Work” campaign and cycling became more popular than ever. Especially in Boulder where the cycling community is positioned to overthrow every last automobile on Broadway.
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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

The future of the American family

How to survive ‘Zombieland’ and make friends

By Michael J. Casey
Verizon Wireless has “Friends & Family.” Sprint calls it “Framily.” Facebook calls it “Friending” (even if your own mother just “friended” you). If the 20th century focused on the nuclear family, then America in the 21st century shifted importance to those friends that comprise a family.
Thursday, July 31,2014

Life is a melancholic matter

‘Mood Indigo’ visualizes joy and loss

By Michael J. Casey
The boy is Colin (Romain Duris), 30-something, single and independently wealthy. He lives in a fantastic apartment, practically pulsating with life. He lives with Nicholas (Omar Sy), his confidant and cook — who concocts nothing but elaborate and intricate meals — and a mouse that stays busy keeping the place clean.
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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.
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