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‘Forgotten Jewels’ adds to the history books

Everyone has a story to tell, but stories are fragile and can easily be forgotten. They must be cared for and saved for future...

Why not Longmont, as a Colorado film hub?

You may not have heard much about Colorado’s film industry. When you think cinema, you think New York or Hollywood. If you do think...

Beasts of burden

The Jungle Book is director Jon Favreau’s “live-action” — if you count an entirely CGI environment with almost entirely CGI characters to be “live-action”...

Two bloated egos harmonize in ‘Elvis & Nixon’

There is an often-repeated anecdote that Charlie Chaplin once entered a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest and came in second. It’s a popular story, one...

‘Batman v Superman’ is evil

The infinite monkey theorem holds that monkeys randomly typing on keyboards for infinity will eventually produce the works of Shakespeare. Batman v Superman: Dawn...

‘No Home Movie’ is the last gasp for subject and...

For the godfather of narrative cinema, D.W. Griffith, moving pictures “moved.” As he said in 1944, “What the modern movie lacks is beauty, the...

‘Demolition’ takes a sledgehammer to grief

Before you can fix something, you must first take it apart. Before you can be reborn, you must first be destroyed. That line of thinking...

IFS unlocks the artistry of Wim Wenders

Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man abroad and at home. Sing to me his story as a wanderer and a traveler,...

‘Hello, My Name is Doris’ connects generations

In the conventional sense, Doris (Sally Field) is a spinster. She lives in the same Staten Island house she grew up in — with...

‘Remember’ digs up a history of violence

William Faulkner wisely wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” No matter how hard we try to suppress and forget, the...

Stuck in a bunker with you?

You can keep your Jason Voorhies and Freddy Kreuger. To me, nothing is more terrifying than an overweight, middle-aged, gun-loving, white man obsessed with...

‘Arabian Nights’ at IFS for a three-night event

Ambition comes in all shapes and sizes, but when it comes to the movies, ambition tends to come big. So big that one night...
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