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Hollywood’s golden year

It’s hard to overstate the significance of 1939 in American cinema. Even though the movies were nearly four decades old, a series of events and...

Not a question of where, but why

Watching movies in 2019 is no longer a question of where, but why. It could be everywhere: Multiplexes, art house theater, film societies, living rooms,...

Truth at every level

An object is not without context, and a perspective is not without a point of view. For British philosopher Alan Watts, this was a...

‘What cinema is capable of, at all ends of the spectrum’

Kathryn Bernheimer — programmer of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) — knows what her audience wants. “Opening and closing films have to be feel-good,”...

A woman’s place in cinema

There is nothing connected with the staging of a motion picture that a woman cannot do as easily as a man, and there is no...

Adventures in cinema

Back for a 15th year, the Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF), Feb. 28–March 3, has expanded its usual scope. With over 50 features and...

‘To die with something to live for’

On Sept. 1, 2013, Hayao Miyazaki, the imaginative creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Porco Rosso, Spirited Away and The Wind Rises, announced his retirement....

For now we see through a glass, darkly

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became...

Big emotions in small packages

All the best movies elicit our emotions — Roger Ebert famously called these movies “empathy machines” — but there is a fine line between...

Will the circle be unbroken?

As the old saying goes: If you think you’ve got problems, ask someone about theirs. Within one hour you’ll be begging for your own...

Love in the time of communism

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out And if you want to be free, be free. ’Cause there’s a million things to be You know...

8,500 miles in my shoes

There are roughly three New Yorks ... First, the New York of the man or woman who was born here ... Second, there is...
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