Review: The Mechanic

There’s a certain suspension of disbelief required for all cinema, an acceptance that what we’re seeing on screen is “reality” rather than a bunch of actors, lighting specialists, sound techs, set builders, cinematographers and a director all collaborating to tell a compelling story. With some genres of film, there’s a second level of belief required, […]

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Flashback Review: The Man in the White Suit

What happens when the consequences of an amazing invention are so dire that it could destroy entire economies?  In a thoughtful and typically Ealing Studios wry manner, that’s just what the brilliant classic 1951 film The Man in the White Suit explores. Billed as a comedy — and certainly it has many amusing scenes — […]

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Denver Film Critics Nominations, Best of 2010

My nominations are factored into this, of course, but I won’t disclose what I nominated yet in the interest of garnering some comments from you, our audience.  Ready? Best Film: Black Swan, directed by Darren AronofskyBlue Valentine, directed by Derek CianfranceThe King’s Speech, directed by Tom HooperThe Social Network, directed by David Fincher Best Director: […]

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Review: The King’s Speech

Imagine you’re second in line for the throne of England, right behind your selfish, womanizing brother, your father the King is in ill health, and you have a terrible stutter that you just can’t control. Your father despises you for the impediment, your siblings tease you about it, your country is poised to enter World […]

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