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A knife in the water and the snakes in the grass

In the history of cinema, there are few feature debuts as mysterious, haunting and assured as Roman Polanski’s Knife in the Water. Yes, that...

Celebrate the past; anticipate the future

According to the website womenandhollywood.com, founded in 2007 by Melissa Silverstein, less than half (34 percent) of all 2017 speaking roles went to female...

Kaiju goo goo

Oscar-winning fish pornographer Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim was a just-fine endeavor hailed as near-sexually-satisfying by a vocal community blessed/cursed with low expectations. Pacific...

Out of the past

Mamma Roma has paid her dues and done her time. For nearly 30 years, she walked the sweaty streets of Rome, turning tricks and...

Noir, now more than ever

Noir: when they first started making them, they didn’t even have a name for them. Born from a literary movement popularized by Dashiell Hammett, James...

Taking a scenic sociopath

Oftentimes, films determined to be quirky and fun actually come off as little more than overconfident jackassery, a condition now known as Baby Driver-itis....

The greatest of all time

Hyperbole is great for journalism, terrible for art. Granted, the above headline might draw attention, clicks and (hopefully) puts asses in the seats, but...

The world’s bigger than you think

There comes a moment, nearly three-quarters through the abysmally dull and bizarre Deadhead Miles — starring Alan Arkin as a long-haul truck driver —...

The reality of experience

“Say it, no ideas but in things” —William Carlos Williams, Paterson As the legend goes, when poet William Carlos Williams sat down to pen what would...

Shimmer shimmer ya

The Bible describes angels as so mind-meltingly unfathomable to humans, the first thing they always say is “You gotta chill out, I’m cool. I...

Confronting a selfish world with ‘Loveless’

You can’t live your life in lovelessness,” the ex-wife tells her new boyfriend. We agree, that’s certainly true. But we also know there is...

Top picks for BIFF

Boulder audiences love a good documentary. And from Feb. 22–25, the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) returns to help Boulderites scratch the educational itch...
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