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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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Sunday Streams — JOHN MCENROE: IN THE REALM OF PERFECTION

With the fourth round of the 2019 French Open underway, this weekend seems like the perfect time to re-visit one of 2018’s lesser-seen, but exquisitely constructed, documentaries, John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection (L’empire de la perfection). Directed by … 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 — HAIL SATAN?

Director Penny Lane is no stranger to a bizarre story. Nuts! — about Dr. John Brinkley’s odd remedy for impotence — was one of 2016’s best docs; an honor Hail Satan? might nab for 2019. Don’t worry, as the above Satanist in … 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 — MAMMA ROMA

Mamma Roma, or: The past you will always have with you. Thirty-three years separated its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and a stateside theatrical release, but now Mamma‘s back and better than ever. CU-Boulder’s International Film Series screens Mamma Roma on 35mm with … Continue reading

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