<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![CDATA[Tom Cruise’s foreign policy]]> If you conceived a child back when Tom Cruise jumped on Oprah’s couch, it would now be old enough to tell you to move on. Despite welcoming back rapists and murderers when they win a Super Bowl, modern society seems intent on holding a grudge against a guy who, at worst, is a weird idiot.]]> <![CDATA[Hunters becoming hunted]]> After evading some vicious traps and an attack from strange and unknown boar-like creatures, they realize they’re not on Earth at all and have been transported to an alien game preserve with strange creatures seeking to hunt and kill them, purely as sport.]]> <![CDATA[Strangled love]]> The director has characterized the film as a love story in the flashbacks and a tragedy in the present, and the way the two halves are spliced together intentionally answers some questions and leaves others dangling.]]> <![CDATA[Legendary ski family hopes to start a movement]]> Stories about people overcoming obstacles are uplifting and inspirational and all that. A new film on people with disabilities aims higher: It’s designed to start a movement.]]> <![CDATA[Oscar-nominated shorts]]> The International Film Series will be screening the Oscar-nominated documentary shorts this weekend. The showcase is a rare chance to see the films locally prior to the Academy Awards ceremony.]]> <![CDATA[2013 BIFF Schedule]]> <![CDATA[Teen dream, parental nightmare]]> Things only start to go wrong when they rip off Costa’s well-armed, disturbed drug dealer. Costa has blasted the invitations all over social media, so the socially anonymous Thomas will be hosting hordes of “randoms,” peers who don’t know he exists. Not to worry, though.]]> <![CDATA[Learning the wrong lessons]]> An employee of the Chicago public school system, ha-cha seventh-grade educator Elizabeth, portrayed by Cameron Diaz in Bad Teacher, blows most of her classroom time showing her students (whose names she never learns) movies such as Lean on Me, Stand and Deliver and Dangerous Minds while she nurses a hangover or longs for her next bong hit.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF’s new musical bent]]> The festival, this year, brings 47 documentaries and feature films plus shorts to town, and the only two full-time employees acknowledge that it’s the enthusiasm and dedication of hundreds of volunteers that makes the festival run.]]> <![CDATA[Top 10 films of the decade]]> There have been some outstanding films, notably by auteur filmmakers, who have forced us as an audience to confront the insecurities of our time. The ten best films of the decade are:]]> <![CDATA[Better under the bridge]]> The fellow who can fix that is Rumpelstiltskin, a lawyerly wizard with a contract and a long-held grudge against the ogre. He trades Shrek the chance to live one day “like it used to be” in exchange for one day earlier in his life. Rumpelstiltskin (Walt Dohrn) makes sure that earlier day was the date of Shrek’s birth.]]> <![CDATA[No-town music]]> At its worst, cinema verite is aimless pretense masquerading as artistic intent. At its best, it is Detropia, a documentary that adds soul to statistics, going inside the implosion of a once-proud city using a sprawling, haunting approach.]]> <![CDATA[The bright side of Mexico]]> Talking on the phone with longtime record producer-turned-filmmaker Duncan Bridgeman, you get the feeling you’re talking to an extremely friendly, hippie version of Hunter S. Thompson.]]> <![CDATA[‘Fury’ is missing fast]]> The film’s opening text sets hopes impossibly high for self-awareness, describing the timing near the end of  World War II and the superiority of the German tanks.]]> <![CDATA['(Untitled)' too repetitive]]> The new comedy '(Untitled)' has the punctuation and the thinness of a gallery wall label. It wanders the exhibition spaces, lofts and performance venues of Chelsea and other parts of Manhattan, eavesdropping on the narcissistic mutterings — funny, some of them, now and then — of a group of artists and bohemians and poseurs going up, or down, or sideways.]]> <![CDATA[Step into the story]]> Running from Nov. 12-23, the Starz Denver Film Festival (SDFF) is 12 cinematic days in the heart of Denver. Started 37 years ago by Ron Henderson and a few fellow cinephiles, SDFF continues to grow and provide Coloradans with a unique moviegoing experience.]]> <![CDATA[Ice, ice maybe]]> In quite possibly the most literal scifi metaphor ever, the rich live lives of luxury at the front of the train. The poor are bound to the back, where they are crammed in tight quarters, eating “protein bars” made of stuff that makes hot dog ingredients sound delicious.]]> <![CDATA[Seuss is spinning]]> Most of the picture, as did the book, unfolds as a flashback to the Once-ler’s rabid capitalistic youth, when he harvested the precious Truffula tree for its velvety tufts and commercial prospects. Taking its cue from a single line in the original about the Once-ler’s family, The Lorax.]]> <![CDATA[Foster]]> In partnership with the Denver Film Society, the Colorado Department of Human Services is throwing a film festival to shed light on adoption and foster care and all the realities that come with it.]]> <![CDATA[Anatomically correct]]> Sure, it’s impossible not to be moved by stories like that of Tyler Long, who hung himself in response to relentless and malicious torture by his peers. Try not to shed a tear as Alex is called “fish face” and fails to raise his hand when a teacher asks “anyone with at least one friend” to do so.]]>