Life during wartime

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Final frontier

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Bon appétit

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It all starts so innocently: the invitation to a sleepover. The invited wants to go, but her father won’t let her. Not in a...

‘It’s my sanctuary’

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At first blush, the synopsis of Dylan & Zoey sounds like a warm and uplifting tale of a rekindled connection. With only 24 hours...

The limits of empathy

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The man looks unassuming. He’s Teodoro Ulber (Nathán Pinzón), a middle-aged English professor, short and squat with proper manners and nice clothes. He’s timid...

That’s a wrap

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The 45th Denver Film Festival concludes this weekend with a full slate of features and shorts, documentaries and narratives, and even a party or...

Reel to reel

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Two film festivals return this weekend, both celebrating milestone anniversaries. Let’s start at the Dairy Arts Center, with the 10th annual Boulder Jewish Film Festival....

Good trouble

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The year is 1923, and civil war wages on Irish soil. The country won independence from British rule the year prior, but conditions of...

Southern gothic

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"Memory is the selection of images. Some elusive, others printed indelibly on the brain. Each image is like a thread, each thread woven together...

Let them talk

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It’s about time. For conductor Lydia Tár (Cate Blanchett), time is her job. Her right hand “starts the clock,” while her left shapes the...

Drama of the real

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Eveleth, Minnesota, is home to fewer than 5,000 residents and the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Up here, hockey is a way of life...

Between the notes

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Jessica first heard the bang in the early morning hours. It’s an unearthly sound, a loud thump she describes as a big concrete ball...

‘Living Dead Girl’

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She was born Norma Jean Baker in 1926, but she died Marilyn Monroe in 1962. Between those two dates and names lived one of...

‘Cinema was a comfort’

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“Movies aren’t just making history; they’re making our history,” filmmaker Mark Cousins muses in his latest documentary, The Story of Film: A New Generation. “They’re...