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Owned by none, loved by all

Cats have been woefully maligned by cinema. Sometimes they are villains — like the conniving Si and Am from Lady and the Tramp —...

Light on bananas

In spurts, Kong: Skull Island is the whacked-out, gleeful nonsense director Jordan Vogt-Roberts clearly longed to make. Straight-jacketed by a studio determined to craft...

Images from the underground

Many filmmakers have strode the hallowed halls of the University of Colorado Boulder: Derek Cianfrance, Dalton Trumbo and Alex Cox are just a few,...

Hurry up, sunset


Sacrilege though it may be to fellow comic aficionados, facts are still facts: As a character, Wolverine kind of sucks. Moody and hairy, the...

Better living through cinema

From March 9 to 19, the Boulder Jewish Film Festival will screen over 20 different films of various lengths with subjects of inclusion, diversity...

It’s like ‘Cheers’ but with movies

In the past decade, Video Station has saved my ass on many occasions. As a burgeoning film studies major at the University of Colorado...

Slightly worse white people

The satirical thesis of writer/director Jordan Peele’s Get Out is so deliciously literal, Jonathan Swift modestly proposes that his recipe has been bitten. The...

Brick-a-Bat

Forget “Don’t Tread on Me.” If Americans really wanted a flag that captures our collective mentality, it would be a morbidly obese snake with...

Local boy makes God

The old school newspaper headline, “Local boy makes good,” seems to have fallen out of fashion of late. Should we blame the 24-hour news...

Ushering in a great era film

Last weekend in an epic mix-up of Steve Harvey proportions, underdog Moonlight triumphed over the season’s darling La La Land to win best picture...

The filmmaker too tough to die

Few filmmakers are as devoted to cinema as Alex Cox. Since his debut in 1984, Cox has made movies for the studios, for BBC’s...

Oh well


With the Trump administration playing a nonstop game of “hide and go seek your civil rights,” scary movies have to try harder to achieve...
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