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A lesson in unintended consequences

“What about the ROUS?” “Rodents of unusual size? I don’t think they exist.” — Princess Buttercup and Westley in The Princess Bride Bad news Westley, they...

Laughs & Gasps: The Cinema of Brian Trenchard-Smith

Any filmmaker’s visit to CU-Boulder’s International Film Series is cause for celebration, but when the filmmaker in question is writer, director, actor, occasional stuntman,...

What is this, a space race for snails?

Obviously, the most exciting part of retelling humanity’s mad dash to set foot on the moon is Ryan Gosling quietly rage blinking. First Man...

The rhythm of storytelling

As the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock said, “Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.” And who does the cutting? Editors. Sifting...

All is grace

General Lorens Löwenhielm (Jarl Kulle), a middle-aged man with a lifetime of missed opportunities behind him, has come to dinner. Seated next to his...

Just whose America is this?

July 12, 1917, Bisbee, Arizona: Cochise County Sheriff Harry Wheeler and a deputized posse nearly 2,000 people strong rounded up 1,300 striking miners —...

Gilda Radner: Her voice and her writing

There seems to be an endless fascination with the famed Saturday Night Live. While the merits of the weekly television show are continually debated...

Where the coconuts are

Zama — the latest from Argentinean writer/director Lucrecia Martel — opens with a parable: There is a fish, a long-suffering fish, which spends its...

Tennis, anyone?

Politics, cinema and literature can lie, not sport. —Jean-Luc Godard When one considers the history and scope of cinema, rarely do “how to” instruction videos...

Blue screens of death

Every few years, somebody gets a weird bug up their ass to make a movie that doesn’t look like a movie, from Hardcore Henry,...

One last toast to the wunderkind

Let us raise our cups. Standing as some of us do on opposite ends of the river, and drink together. ... To the movies....

Think about what you’re trying to do to me

Let’s go back, let’s go back; let’s go way on, way back when, back when we use to swipe our favorite alternative band’s cassette...
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