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Suburbs are hell

Things I was unprepared for in George Clooney’s Suburbicon, based on the trailers: (1) Fatt Damon spanking Julianne Moore (doing a weird Marilyn Monroe...

The cinema awaits

The Denver Film Festival (DFF) turns 40 this year, and for the next two weekends, the Sie Film Center, the UA Pavilions and the...

The unspoken space between

When writer/director Jason Hall’s brother returned home from the 1990s conflict in the Middle East, he did so with his “arms and legs and...

Lilting at windmills

Look, by now you either mildly enjoy watching Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon eat food you can’t afford in places you’ll never visit while...

How do you see the world?

A father is sick and the son is beckoned to his side. While the son waits for his father to die, he meets another wayward...

Many unhappy returns

The hackneyed, half-assed backstory for the lead character in Happy Death Day involves the tragic loss of her mother, which doesn’t actually feel sad...

The problem with pulling your punches

When Wonder Woman sailed into theaters this summer, coolly breaking superhero box office record after box office record, it was no surprise that curious...

Replicant? No, repli-can!

It is profoundly insightful and upsetting that both Blade Runners explicitly tackle the sins of civilizations built on slavery and sexual subjugation without including...

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...
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