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The Show Goes On for the 2021 Telluride Film Festival

Monday, September 13, 2021

Film lovers gather in person in Colorado for the 2021 Telluride Film Festival.


The Limitations Of 'Latinidad': How Colorism Haunts 'In The Heights'

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Film critic Monica Castillo reflects on the glaring absence of Afro-Latino actors from the new screen adaptation of In the Heights and how colorism still affects Latino representation on screen.


Here's What We Know About The Victims Of The Boulder Shooting

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Ten people died in the shooting at a Colorado grocery store on Monday. They ranged in age from 20 to 65. Here are their stories, as we learn them.


This Denver Bar Once Welcomed Frank Sinatra And Jack Kerouac. Now It's Closed

Saturday, December 26, 2020

The legendary El Chapultepec has closed after 87 years in business — not only because of the pandemic, but also because Denver has changed.


Documentary 'Apollo 11' Retells History With Wide Eyes - And A Wider Perspective

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Newly restored footage of the historic 1969 moonshot widens the focus to include the hundreds of men and women who made the mission possible.


In The Luminous 'If Beale Street Could Talk,' A Perfect Love Meets An Imperfect World

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Director Barry Jenkins follows up Moonlight with this exquisite film adaptation of James Baldwin's novel about the clash between love and racial injustice.


From 'Jinn' To 'Just Another Girl On The I.R.T.': Black Girlhood On Film

Friday, November 16, 2018

Too few movies have made black girls their main characters. The release of Nijla Mu'min's Jinn caused critic Monica Castillo to reflect on some of the traits these films share, and how they differ.


'Halloween': This Time, Laurie Strode Is Locked And Loaded

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Critic Monica Castillo says this Halloween sequel takes as its true subject the lingering effects of the trauma Jamie Lee Curtis' character experienced in the 1978 original. (Also there's stabbing.)


In Conversation About Diversity In Hollywood, Where Does Sundance Fit In?

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

When the Sundance Film Festival kicked off last month, the subject of diversity was in the air. Just days after the Academy of Motion Pictures rekindled the debate on #OscarsSoWhite, thousands of filmmakers and journalists decamped to Park City, Utah's snowy mountains to discover new indie gems and meet ...