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“Isle of Dogs” barks up the right tree

April 22, 2018

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 “Isle of Dogs” is Wes Anderson’s second animated feature film which he produced, wrote and directed. Anderson is most known for a variety of independent award-winning comedy/drama such as “The Royal Tenenbaums” (2001), “Moonrise Kingdom” (2012) and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014). Similar to Tim Burton, Anderson has a love for the lost art of […]

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The Downfall of “Pacific Rim Uprising”

April 14, 2018

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In the first “Pacific Rim” directed by Guillermo Del Toro (“Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Shape of Water”), colossal beasts known as Kaijus emerge from beneath the Pacific Ocean, which we later discover are entering from an interdimensional portal. An alien race uses them as war machines sent to wreak havoc on our world. Yet humanity strikes […]

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Colorado Dragon Film Festival showcases Asian cinema

March 8, 2018

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DENVER — The third annual Colorado Dragon Film Festival celebrated Asian culture through nine full-length features and 23 short films at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver on March 2-4. This year’s spotlight country was Korea, with two movies from director Jung Yoon-Suk’s “Bamseom Pirates Seoul Inferno,” and director Choi Kook-hee’s “Split.” Lorraine Eloriaga, director of the […]

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Alamo Drafthouse: Denver’s ticket to film culture

February 18, 2018

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DENVER — Not only can moviegoers enjoy dinner and a flick, but can witness live music scores done by orchestras at the Alamo Drafthouse. They are known for curated programming such as independent films and Hollywood classics restored to the big screen as well as host to some of the biggest film festivals in the […]

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“The Revenant:” Survival 101 in the Ice-cold Wilderness

January 10, 2016

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Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant is a film loosely based on a true story of frontiersman, Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo Dicaprio). This is the second movie based on Glass’s wilderness adventures. The first was Man in the Wilderness (’71). During the winter of 1823 while on a fur trapping expedition, Glass is left for […]

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The Force is Strong in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”

December 30, 2015

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Star Wars makes a triumphant and welcomed return to the big screen with its newest installment, “The Force Awakens.” Fans, as well as characters in the film, have asked that same recurring question: “Where’s Luke Skywalker?” After defeating his father, Darth Vader in “Return of the Jedi,” fans remember the end of the epic trilogy […]

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More Than Just A Film: The Good Lie’s deeper meaning behind the silver screen

October 28, 2014

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DENVER—When people hear the term ‘Lost Boys’ they may think of the adventurous children’s tale of Peter Pan and his band of misfits that live happily in a land where they never grow up. If only this were true for the real Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan: children that are displaced from their homes […]

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The Denver Film Society, a hidden Denver gem

February 20, 2014

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DENVER— A night at Sie FilmCenter is an experience to be talked about. Nestled between the Tattered Cover Book Store and Udi’s Pizza Cafe Bar, the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 East Colfax Ave., is tucked a few feet back from the sidewalk. Upon walking in, Sie FilmCenter bears little resemblance to the average movie theater. Instead, […]

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“Man of Steel” is faster than a speeding bullet, but it doesn’t soar

November 14, 2013

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METROPOLIS – I’m a big fan of “Superman: The Movie” (‘79). Christopher Reeve was the perfect Superman/Clark Kent. As a bonus, the storyline had the right combination of tongue planted firmly into its cheek. Thirty-five years later enter “Man of Steel,” an ambitious and more realistic reboot of the sagging franchise that director Bryan Singer […]

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42 Proves to be Grand Slam

April 28, 2013

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The life and legacy of Jackie Robinson is celebrated in the recently release biopic 42. The Warner Brothers picture, released on April 12, has been anticipated for a while and has received positive reviews. 42 has created an enormous buzz for both movie goers and baseball fans, as it gives a great history lesson of […]

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