<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Almost a film]]> Director Sam Neave tells the tale of a doomed love triangle through two 40-minute-long shots, the first at a barbecue hosted by Sasha (Alex Karpovsky) and the second at his wedding party.]]> <![CDATA[Hello, GoodBye]]> The BIFF Chairman and longtime Boulder metal sculptor left this planet unexpectedly last October — a shock to the system for his staggeringly wide circle of friends, including this writer — but Kathy Beeck, BIFF co-founder and a friend of Vielehr’s...]]> <![CDATA[Best in show]]> The Boulder International Film Festival is the cherry on top for a town with an already-impressive film scene. Throw in some big stars, up-and-coming filmmakers, foreign favorites and fascinating documentaries and you’ve got the perfect weekend for a cinephile. Here’s a look at a handful of stand-out films visiting this year.]]> <![CDATA[Poised for monster success]]> In crucial ways the second film is a lot like the first, which was released commercially last year (a slightly different version of Oren Peli%uFFFDs picture was completed in 2007). The conceit remains the same.]]> <![CDATA[Getting lazy about slackers]]> 'I just couldn't take this awareness of my mortality,' he says. (Hey, it's better than 'The dog ate my homework.') Highmore plays George as a bit on the perky side for a boy supposedly so depressed he can barely get through the day.]]> <![CDATA[How the other half lives]]> Of late the Monarch is becoming more and more obsessed with Dr. Venture, while simultaneously abandoning his duties as leader of a swarm of henchmen. Dr.]]> <![CDATA[Watch This]]> The Dairy Center is adding a little extra onto a documentary called Bettie Page Reveals All, Thursday, Jan. 23, Friday, Jan. 24. and Saturday, Jan. 25. In conjunction with the screenings, the Dairy Center is featuring a small exhibition of pinup photography in its galleries.]]> <![CDATA[Cinematography and ski porn]]> From the opening shots of Solitaire, the new ski film from Sweetgrass Productions, you know you’re in for something different. The movie begins with a grizzled Argentine actor, Tata Cabral, sitting by a fire, speaking lines inspired by Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: Just give him a camera]]> With a small camera hanging from a lanyard around his neck, Tom Berninger tagged along on tour with his brotherīs band, The National, planning to make a rock documentary. The result is Mistaken for Strangers, named after the group’s 2007 single. Michael Moore calls it “one of the best music documentaries I have ever seen.”]]> <![CDATA[Bright Phoenix]]> The most laughable part of Her isn’t the complex, sophisticated romantic relationship between a man and his software operating system; it’s the high-waisted, Clint Eastwood-esque pants everybody wears.]]> <![CDATA[News-sploitation]]> The film wastes no time in telling us that we are to despise this man, who will do whatever he needs to in order to succeed. He is harassed by a security guard as he is stealing copper and wire, sees that the guard has a nice watch and beats him and takes it.]]> <![CDATA[Fight the power]]> In 2010, after arrests for civil disobedience, Panahi was sentenced to six years of house arrest and a 20-year ban on filmmaking. Iranian director Jafar Panahi, never one to play by the rules, continued practicing his craft, even though his movies would never play in his native land, and could land him a much stricter punishment if he were caught.]]> <![CDATA[All's well that ends well]]> Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is a rare gift. Long-running film franchises generally either fade away or leave fans hanging. Director David Yates takes advantage of the opportunity to close the book on this series by creating a film finale that embraces deep emotional moments with the same passion that it celebrates huge action sequences.]]> <![CDATA[A film of great scowling]]> Object of the road trip: to retrieve the shining gold symbol of the far-reaching Roman Empire, the eagle statue, last carried into battle by Rome's Ninth Legion.]]> <![CDATA[Strength and decay: One strongman’s quest for the American dream ]]> New Jersey strongman Stan 'Stanless Steel' Pleskun, the 'Strongest Man in the World at Bending Steel,' and his struggle to build a career performing feats of strength are the subject of New York filmmaker Zach Levy's award-winning documentary Strongman,.]]> <![CDATA[Atomic blast ‘Godzilla’ is radioactive fun]]> The film opens in the late ’90s. Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) and his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche) are investigating bizarre seismic readings at the nuclear reactor where they work. Things do not go well. The nuclear station goes kablooey, Sandra is killed and Joe spends the next 15 years trying to get to the bottom of what really happened.]]> <![CDATA[Dumb wolf in smart sheep’s clothes]]> Does the film’s dramatization of realworld douchehammer Jordan Belfort’s drug-fueled depravity lend tacit approval, implicitly embracing harmful excess for entertainment?]]> <![CDATA[Looking to illuminate: The DocuWest Film Festival]]> Documentary film festivals can be a hard sell. You don’t get the star power that goes with fictional films, the impossibly dramatic moments, or the singularly well-crafted denouement that wraps the whole thing up into one resonant piece. The documentary is all about stories.]]> <![CDATA[Crisis of context]]> Fruitvale Station is tangible context in fictional form. It’s a film about a real-life incident that’s not about a real-life incident; it’s about a real-life person.]]> <![CDATA[Harry Potter grows up]]> Harry Potter finally behind him, Daniel Radcliffe has chosen a different sort of supernatural fantasy to launch his film career as an adult. In the 1920s, a London solicitor named Arthur Kipps is sent north to a grim, moist residence known as Eel Marsh House in order to settle the affairs of its recently deceased owner.]]>