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Double fault

As the Supreme Poohbah of Pastry, Mary Berry, would far more eloquently and pleasantly explain from beneath the tent during The Great British Bake...

Some humor, a little sex and a whole lot of humanity

In the 1970s, she was one of the dominant, and most provocative, Italian filmmakers. From behind her trademark white-framed glasses, Lina Wertmüller saw the...

Food as culture, food as language

It would be low-hanging fruit to open this column with a declaration along the lines of: “The Flatirons Food Film Festival returns for a...

Couldn’t put eggsy together again

When done well, a movie that simultaneously exists as a certain thing while satirizing that same thing resembles a Mobius strip, a tantalizing narrative...

The power of the real

There is no shortage of ways to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month — observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 — in the Centennial...

Gestating the obvious

Writer/director Darren Aronofsky’s mother! is a dense, gorgeously made, challenging, total piece of shit. It is every bit the treatise on feminism and modern...

Scary? Shh! ‘It’…

When figuring out how to word-hump all the “amazing details” from a five-bazillion-page Stephen King novel into a movie’s screenplay, maybe filmmakers can start...

Hail to the chin, baby

He may not command the salary of Tom Cruise or Leonardo DiCaprio, but for a large percentage of moviegoers, he is just as essential...

Best in show

If it’s not a labor of love, then it’s a labor of something,” Errol Morris said, drawing a laugh from the Friday morning audience....

An open letter to CU students: Celebrate Stan

Dear University of Colorado students: If I could offer you one word of advice — no, it’s not sunscreen — it would be this: Resources....

The con man’s lament

Some men just think they’re better than others. Connie does. Scratch that, Connie knows he’s better. Better than the two-bit drug-dealer he’s in cahoots...

Ocean’s eleventy

Made from basic ingredients and far from nutritionally substantive, Logan Lucky is a heaping helping of gooey mac and cheese cooked by Michelin-rated chefs....
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