V.27 No.14 | 4/5/2018
Film Review Isle of Dogs Meticulously animated feature is a fantastic(al) journey Akira Kurosawa’s scruffy aesthetic is undoubtedly what’s fueling Isle of Dogs’ creative engines. Feel free to discuss at length—over third wave, cold-brewed coffee, perhaps—whether Wes Anderson’s miniaturization of Japanese culture asks audiences to laugh with or at the stereotypes.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Film Review Call Me By Your Name Languid romance withers under the Tuscan sun Stripped of its postcard beauty and its academic pretensions, Call Me By Your Name is little more than a soapy, overlong melodrama.
V.26 No.3 | 1/19/2017
Film Review 20th Century Women Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends 20th Century Women is an ensemble cast character sketch, imagining its people as products of their late 1970s era and environment.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Film Review Jackie Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow Jackie is an intellectual, visually stylized exercise in nostalgia and myth-making—crystalizing the moment when politics became more about optics.
V.25 No.28 | 7/14/2016
Film Review Wiener-Dog Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Film Review Maggie’s Plan Control, narcissism and love mix with oddball results Funny one-liners and strange antics keep the story moving along even if hazy clouds of anthropology jargon glaze the eyes every once in a while.
V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012
Film Review To Rome With Love Woody Allen’s having a wonderful time in Italy, but you’ll wish you weren’t there Prior to 2005, when he was a strictly New York kind of guy, Woody Allen’s batting average was quite high. From 1969’s Take the Money and Run to 1987’s Radio Days , Allen pumped out an unbroken string of classic films (1987’s September was his first seriously meh effort). Even figuring in misses like 1998’s Celebrity and 2003’s Anything Else , you could put him at about a .750—pretty high for a guy who’s put out at least one movie a year since 1969. Art XYZT: Abstract Landscapes Monday, July 16: 10am-10pm ARTECHOUSE
An exploratory interactive experience through ten digital light sculptures. A hands-on experience for adults and kids ages 6 and up.
Comm Preparing Your Estate Plan Monday, July 16: 1-2pm Erna Fergusson Library
A financial seminar hosted by Edward Jones Investments on preparing an estate plan. For adults 18 and over.
Kids Teen Escape Room Monday, July 16: 2:30-3pm Cherry Hills Library
Find the clues and solve the puzzles, in a limited amount of time. For ages 13 to 17. Registration required.
Art Borders Boundaries and Limits Monday, July 16: 5-8pm Remarque: New Grounds Print Workshop
Hand-printed photographic imagery using alternative processes such as photopolymer intaglio, cyanotype or carbon; basically, any alternative to straight digital printing. Runs through 7/28.
Art Trajectory Monday, July 16: 5-8pm Ghostwolf Gallery
Sean Paul Gallegos' innovative 3D pieces transform everyday items from the trash into objects of cultural significance. Runs through 7/31.
Comm Adult Escape Room Monday, July 16: 6:30-7:30pm Cherry Hills Library
Find the clues and solve the puzzles, in a limited amount of time. For ages 18 and up. Registration required.
Comm The Liars' Game Monday, July 16: 7-9pm Empire Board Game Library
An interactive game show where three storytellers tell two true stories and one fake story and the audience votes to determine the liar.
Photo by Eric Tillinghast Art Þyngdarljóð: Gravity's Poetry Tuesday, July 17: 11am-4pm Richard Levy Gallery
A series of photographs of Icelandic waterfalls by Eric Tillinghast. Each waterfall is displayed in a light box containing internal mechanics that generate light and sound to simulate surging water.
• Steve Roach Concert 8.4.2018