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‘Sherlock Holmes’ looks good, but no reinvention

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I've been a fan of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s legendary detail-oriented detective, Sherlock Holmes, for as long as I can remember. The Holmes canon is extraordinarily rich and directors as talented as Billy Wilder and Barry Levinson have tackled it with varying levels ...

Homespun cinema

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CU Boulder’s International Film Series (IFS) has unveiled the spring 2023 calendar, and it’s a doozy. From the Jan. 26 free 35-mm screening of...

Life without an operation manual

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As the reality of summer blockbuster season sets in, a simple truth becomes all too clear: Moviegoing can be quite stressful. Death and destruction...

Here comes everybody

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Where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves ... And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with...

High-flying fun

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Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time is tremendous fun, non-stop action and an adventure film with an appealing story. The film starts with Dastan (William Foster), a beggar boy living by his wits in the bazaar in Persia, getting caught stealing. Seconds before he’...

Game theory

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We’re only a couple months into the new year, but The Last of Us looks destined to be one of the most talked-about shows...

Reel to reel | Week of October 11

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3,2,1…FRANKIE GO BOOM...

Cage shines as corrupt New Orleans cop

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"Anything’s possible in this storm!” says the man with the badge in Werner Herzog’s delirious Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, a true feat of daring and one of the craziest films of the year. It’s a very loose remake of 1992’s Bad Lieutenant, in which ...

A pail of awful

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Forget  Jack and Jill and the fact that Adam Sandler plays them both and not particularly well in his new “twins” comedy. Al Pacino is almost reason enough to see it, all by his bigger-than-life self...

Chap-hazard

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Die Antwoord, a South African rave-rap group composed of rappers Ninja and Yolandi Vi$$er, are what some would call an “acquired taste” and others would call “Oh God, no! What is that? Kill it with fire.” If you haven’t seen images of the band, please tell those of ...

Muted meditations

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I giggle, snicker and titter anytime someone opens the thesaurus piñata to describe a film like Certain Women with synonyms like “quietly modest” or “methodically...

2013 BIFF Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 15...