Category Archives: Weekly Round Up

This week in Film — FRAMING JOHN DELOREAN

The John DeLorean story has it all: Cars, cocaine, supermodels, countries at war, political scuffles on both sides of the Atlantic, an FBI sting of ridiculous proportions, secret off-shore bank accounts, deception, avarice, opulence, and ego. And like most stories, … Continue reading

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This week in Film — ZEN FOR NOTHING

Looking for an alternative to the mass destruction of the Hollywood summer blockbuster? Zen For Nothing is a small documentary; an immersion into stillness, quiet, and meditation. For those living in the Denver/Boulder area, it will be screening at the Dairy … Continue reading

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This week in Film — NUREYEV

Many consider Rudolf Nureyev to be the greatest dancer of the 20th century, a challenge filmmakers David and Jacqui Morris gleeful take on in their excellent documentary, Nureyev. And if the written word wasn’t enough, then here I am talking with … Continue reading

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This week in Film — LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Movies on Main & KGNU

Two in the paper, one on the radio this week. First, I sing the praises of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, an impressive piece of work from Chinese filmmaker Bi Gan. It’s currently playing on one screen ’round these parts, … Continue reading

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This week in Film — RUNNING WITH BETO

Politics and media have intersected every since we’ve had politics and media. Two recent documentaries: Knock Down the House and Running With Beto show that these types of portraits exist long after the race has finished and the position won or lost. Currently … Continue reading

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This week in Film — ASK DR. RUTH and LIYANA

Made-for-TV documentaries of pop culture figures are all the rage these days, so it should be no surprise that Dr. Ruth Westheimer now gets hers in Ask Dr. Ruth, a better-than-average memoir of the 90-year-old Holocaust survivor cum sex therapist. … Continue reading

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This week in Film — AVENGERS: ENDGAME

It’s been 11 years since the launch of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), and though Avengers: Endgame is far from the end of Marvel movies, the weekend’s latest release is both a satisfying conclusion to a unique cycle of movies and … Continue reading

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This week in Film — Brakhage Center Symposium

The Brakhage Center Symposium returns this Saturday and Sunday for a fourteenth go-round at CU-Boulder. The full line-up includes works by Karen Yasinsky, Christopher Harris, and Jean-Paul Kelly; a program of Brazilian documentary and experimental film curated by Chris Stults; and Celebrating … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up (12.7.17 – 12.28.17)

As 2017 comes to a close, the movie prestige season kicks into high gear with three of the year’s best finally making their way to movie theaters. Reviews of Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water, and Darkest Hour. Over at … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up (11.2.17 – 11.30.17)

The Denver Film Festival turned 40 this year with nearly two weeks of features, shorts, panels, and parties. Highlights from weekend one, and weekend two. Also in Film: a glowing review of Brimstone & Glory, some praise for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, … Continue reading

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