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An ache to make something impactful

According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, more than 72,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2017. The primary offender: opioids — heroin,...

Rollin’ with the Veep

As the old saying goes: Hindsight is 20-20. But therein lies the trap, the notion that since we can see the past clearly, we...

Anarchy in the U.K.

The year is 1708 and Britain is at war with France. Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) is ill and prefers to spend her days hidden...

In praise of the shared experience

The theatrical release of Roma is the cinematographic event of the year. Initially acquired by Netflix for their streaming service, Roma’s visual and aural...

Bergman at 100

“ilm is the great adventure — the costly, exacting mistress.” —Ingmar Bergman Ingmar Bergman’s legacy in the annals of cinematic history is secure. With over...

He’s not a bad guy; he’s just a little clingy

Life’s pretty good for Wreck-It Ralph (John C. Reilly) and Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman). It’s been six years since the two unmasked the...

No one goes it alone

In his landmark study, “From Caligari to Hitler: A Psychological History of the German Film,” Siegfried Kracauer put forth the theory that cinema is...

The world comes to DFF: The sequel

Continuing until Nov. 11, the 41st Denver Film Festival holds plenty of treats in store for intrepid moviegoers, particularly those with an eye beyond...

Staying human with Michael Franti

It’s Election Day, Nov. 6, 2018, and it feels serendipitous to get the chance to talk with Michael Franti about his new documentary, Stay...

The world comes to DFF

The 41st Denver Film Festival brings together more than 300 shorts and feature films from Oct. 31–Nov. 11. Sure, there are bound to be...

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,...
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