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Thursday, February 7,2013

Diabetes: the real monster

‘Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters’ is insane

By Ryan Syrek
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is pretty much insane. And maybe it’s supposed to be.
Thursday, February 7,2013

Holy Frenchman, Batman

‘Holy Motors’ is the weirdest film you will ever see and love

By David Accomazzo
It is a bizarre and bewildering journey through the twisted imagination of its director/screenwriter. And it’s fun as hell, one of the most mesmerizing and unusual films I’ve ever seen.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Check out some hot briefs

The 2013 Oscar-nominated shorts sizzle

By Ryan Syrek
Outside of the unspeakable fame and groupies, the best part of being a movie critic is getting a peek at stuff you may otherwise never see. One of my favorite annual traditions is checking out what the Academy felt were little films worthy of a little guy made of gold.
Thursday, January 31,2013

Wonder Woman versus chauvinism

Documentary explores character’s changing role in feminist movements of the 20th century and beyond

By David Accomazzo
In many ways, the comic book character Wonder Woman is very much a product of the time in which she was conceived — World War II America. Her trademark costume — star-spangled blue-and-white panties, American flag-red corset with gold adornments, the yellow headband with the red star — is rife with the patriotic fervor that bled into so many comic books at the time.
Friday, January 25,2013

Peter Fonda to make appearance at BIFF

Film festival to open with documentary on Muscle Shoals

By Stephanie Riesco
Peter Fonda, social media guru Andy Carvin and software expert Blaise AgŁera y Aracas are key guests at the 9th Annual Boulder International Film Festival, which kicks off its film series on Feb. 14.
Thursday, January 24,2013

You’ll need a Haneke

'Amour' will ruin you

By Ryan Syrek
Georges (Jean-Louis Trintignant) and Anne (Emmanuelle Riva) love the shit out of each other. Now in their 80s, the couple is affluent, cultured and about to stare into the abyss. One day, over breakfast, Anne stops communicating normally.
Thursday, January 24,2013

White people nearly died

'The Impossible' and the hierarchy of suffering

By Ryan Syrek
How deplorable are we as a people that the most palatable story we found attractive enough to tell stars the pasty Ewan McGregor and the quasi-translucent Naomi Watts? And as if it wasn’t enough to focus a story set in this maelstrom of human...
Thursday, January 24,2013

The hidden sounds of Alabama

Boulder director makes Sundance with documentary on Muscle Shoals sound

By Stephanie Riesco
Musicians like Willie Nelson, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd visited the tiny Alabama town to record some of their most famous hits. However, few know that this hotbed of American music even exists.
Thursday, January 24,2013

So long, celluloid

Film at the IFS will not go gently into that good night

By David Accomazzo
Do not ask for whom the bell tolls, 35 mm film projectors, for it tolls for thee. And Hollywood is manning the clapper.
Thursday, January 17,2013

Where you been, Laden?

'Zero Dark Thirty' asks a good question

By Ryan Syrek
That members of the U.S. Senate have spent more time discussing the fictional depiction of torture in Zero Dark Thirty than they spent discussing the actual torture the military was performing in the wake of 9/11 is yet more proof that “Congress” is the opposite of “progress.”
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