<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Screen]]> <![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[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.]]> <![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[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[Take it back]]> Go down swinging for the fences, punchdrunk and confident you’re making something truly awesome that people will love, even if it winds up a steaming pile of poodoo we mock. I respect the noble fool, the proud creator of disaster who clearly put everything into a creative vision beloved by only himself.]]> <![CDATA[Falling through plot holes]]> The least coherent character in the film is his on-again, off-again girlfriend Lindy, (Abbie Cornish) who dumps Eddie for being a do-nothing slacker then finds him attractive once he starts taking NZT- 48 (the mystery drug), then dumps him when she finds his newfound attitude is drug-based.]]> <![CDATA[Dwarfing expectations]]> We are masters of cynicism, proudly sporting a black belt in backlash. If this generation of critics, pseudo-critics and armchair-article-writing audience members given the bully pulpit of social media has any legacy, it will be bitching for bitching’s sake.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing to be afraid of]]> When fantasy filmmaker Guillermo del Toro says he considers the 1973 made-for- TV movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark the scariest thing ever made for the medium, he’s not really talking about the teleplay itself.]]> <![CDATA[Evil Cheesey rides again]]> Now, two filmmakers hope to remind Boulder of the mythical man who still garners attention and fond memories from fans today. Chris Leising, a 26-year-old University of Colorado Boulder alum with a film degree, and 36-year-old Jack Hanley, currently completing his master’s in English, have taken on the task of bringing local Boulder history to life with their upcoming documentary Evil Cheesey Rides Again.]]> <![CDATA['Love Actually']]> Against all odds, Love Actually has sort of, kind of, maybe become a holiday classic. On one eventful Christmas in England, something like 500 couples, including Professor Snape, magically fall in love.]]> <![CDATA[Free Japan!]]> Movies are a reflection of culture. Be it comedy, survival or everyday angst, Americans find touchstones among the moving pictures we see.]]> <![CDATA[Bleak and white]]> Celebrated narcissist and Freddy Krueger look-a-like Frank Miller gives the women he writes a plethora of career choices. They can be prostitutes, strippers, bondage-wearing murderers or corpses. Some get to be all of those! Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.]]> <![CDATA['Book of Eli' a throwaway post-apocalyptic religious parable]]> The 23rd Psalm, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,” is the inspiration for the dark, moody film The Book of Eli, and though it takes quite a while to move beyond its Mad Max roots, it is ultimately a modern religious parable. ]]> <![CDATA[Race scar drivers]]> Director Ron Howard and writer Peter Morgan ask a good question with Rush, which is: What kind of broken human beings strap themselves to a rocket-coffin?]]> <![CDATA[Reel to Reel | Week of March 6]]> Movies playing in the Boulder area the week of March 6.]]> <![CDATA[Grade A-Holes]]> The proliferation of comic book movies has reached its cultural apex, so thoroughly dominating the box office and public consciousness that a backlash was practically invited. While the public plays Oliver Twist, wallets open and begging for more, those who critically engage cinema have begun the “tsk, tsk”-ing and the “poo-poo”-ing.]]> <![CDATA[Ron Burgundy is evil]]> Just like last time, the story is almost a nuisance. In the early 1980s, Ron and Veronica (Christina Applegate) are a successful husbandand-wife news anchoring team, until she gets a promotion and he doesn’t. Because he’s shallow and petty, he abandons his wife and son to wallow in whiskey.]]> <![CDATA['Arthur' a tipsy remake]]> In the original, Moore's alcoholic playboy fell in love with a waitress/actress/shoplifter played by Liza Minnelli. As retooled for our more sober era by screenwriter Peter Baynham, Arthur falls for a sweet, unlicensed Manhattan tour guide, played by Greta Gerwig.]]> <![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[Rock íní roll odd couple]]> Weíre not talking about Greek tragedy (though if they donít get to the Greek, it will of course be sad). As a director, Stollerís touch is uneven: When the trouble becomes violently physical in Vegas, the tone seems uncertain..]]>