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Reel to reel | Week of December 20, 2012

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Reel to reel | Week of Jan. 2

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The Act of Killing...

Speedy and irritable

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The most important thing to know before attempting to endure the lumbering bore that is Need for Speed is this: every single character in the film is unspeakably dumb. Presumably set in a world where humans never mentally evolved from an animal state, the movie ...

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BIFF Shorts, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St., Boulder, 303- 443-8696...

Yes, they mean you

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Thrill-seekers live for the rush that comes from defying death; adrenaline is the body’s chemical “thank you” for keeping it alive. Somehow, that’s the sensation I got watching Dear White People, writer/ director Justin Simien’s declaration that he didn’t come to ...

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ANTARCTICA: A YEAR ON ICE...

Cons, vexing

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Despite its title and the fact that Will Smith continually mouth-dumps exposition about how pulling a con requires attention to detail, Focus is hella sloppy. It’s not just that genuinely thrilling “who’s playing who” moments bump up against a holistically ...

Sexually transmitted ignorance

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Writer/director David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows is an alarmingly well-reviewed throwback horror movie that follows Jay Height (Maika Monroe), whose vagina gets cursed by Satan after she does it with her boyfriend. He straps her to a chair and explains she’s got ...

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Bow Wow Film Festival...

Gear Up

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Fade to Winter...

Lower-case Spielberg

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In general, I’m not a big fan of holding artists accountable to the standard set by their best work. Making something “good” after making something “great,” doesn’t mean that the good thing is any less objectively good or that the great thing is any more great. What ...