Some days it feels like this slog will never end. Other days, it feels like new life is just around the corner. This year’s Sundance Film Festival belongs firmly in the latter. What has brought around this sudden turn of … Continue reading This week in Film — Dispatches from the Sundance Film Festival
Edee (Robin Wright) has no desire to live. She was once a wife and a mother, but a cruel twist of fate snatched both in one blow. So Edee packs up and leaves Chicago for a remote cabin located deep … Continue reading LAND
Of all the ideas to come out of Michael Lewis’ Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, the notion that the difference between a team making the playoffs—and a team not—coming down to the success or failure of a single … Continue reading TRY HARDER!
Throughout the summer of 1969, Harlem attracted thousands by assembling some of the best musical talents around for the Harlem Cultural Festival. B.B. King brought the blues, Mahalia Jackson brought the gospel, Jesse Jackson brought the church, and Sly and … Continue reading SUMMER OF SOUL (…OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)
In 1970, Björn Andrésen was just another skinny Swedish 15-year-old. In 1971, he was dubbed “the most beautiful boy in the world” by Italian director Luchino Visconti. Visconti had adapted Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice for the screen and cast Andrésen in … Continue reading THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BOY IN THE WORLD
As far as cinema is concerned, 2021 opened not with a bang but with cautious optimism. For starters, moviegoing has returned with AMC, Cinemark and the Mayan Theatre in Denver leading the charge. So if you’re jonesing for that big-screen … Continue reading This week in Film — SUPERNOVA, Flatirons Food Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival
The 2020 pivot to virtual continues with the first major film festival of 2021: The Sundance Film Festival is coming to a couch near you. From Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, Sundance will present more than 70 features from 29 … Continue reading This week in Film — The Sundance Film Festival