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The art of the reel

Ghosts aren’t real. This is now confirmed scientific fact after the disembodied spirit of original Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton didn’t immediately, ectoplasmically engulf or...

In this theater I call my soul

My whole life has been movies and religion. That’s it. Nothing else. —Martin Scorsese It all goes back to Mean Streets: “You don’t make up...

Lean, mean empathy machine

Smarter, better people than me have written about Moonlight, writer/director Barry Jenkins’ megaton bomb of artistic triumph. Honestly, I almost didn’t write this at...

2016 in…

What can one possibly say that might even begin to distill and codify 2016? From an endless string of celebrity deaths that prompted an...

Passing jerks


Reduced to butt-baring eye candy, Passengers feels like Chris Pratt was made to do a Game of Thrones-esque “Walk of Shame.” What’s that, Chris?...

You’re gonna carry that weight a long time

The world has not been kind to Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington). Though he had outstanding talent on the baseball diamond, he couldn’t break the...

The gospel according to woman

There is an old saying that you should never meet your heroes, they may disappoint you. The new Belgian comedy from writer/director Jaco Van...

Vague ones

I spent most of the beginning of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trying to decide if Forest Whitaker’s character was named Saul, Sol,...

Here’s to the ones who dream

The city of Los Angeles is home to a million stories, all of them different, many of them sad. They don’t always start out...

Not quite naughty, definitely not nice

It’s almost impressive to put together such a cornucopia of talent, such a veritable cavalcade of funny folks, and produce something this listless and...

‘It’s a Wonderful Christmas Carol Life’

The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) is on a roll. In addition to continuing a remarkable run of top notch productions that cement BETC’s...

You can’t go home again

The world breaks everyone,” Ernest Hemingway wrote in A Farewell to Arms, “and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that...
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