MINING CINEMATIC GOLD: 2006 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

While there was mercifully no snow falling on this year’s edition of the venerable Telluride Film Festival, there was an ample amount of pixie dust transforming this historical mining-town-turned-posh-resort-city once again into the best and most pure film festival in the world…



Posted on September 7, 2006 by

GOLD RUSH: TELLURIDE RETURNS TO FORM

The world’s greatest film festival celebrates its 32nd year…



Posted on September 12, 2005 by

BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE

3.5 Stars
Year Released: 2002
MPAA Rating: R
Running Time: 100 minutes

Searching beyond the easy answers and deconstructing some of the all too familiar arguments, it’s a welcome addition to the national debate, which while not always on the money, is consistently thoughtful, smart and thoroughly satisfying. This is a remarkable piece of documentary filmmaking…


Posted on November 2, 2004 by

INTO THIN AIR: 30 YEARS OF TELLURIDE

One can only hope that Telluride’s next 30 years will continue to live up to the promise of the first three decades and the fest will continue to thrive and grow without losing its own quirky identity that has made it the true crown jewel of American film festivals…



Posted on September 24, 2003 by

INTO THIN AIR: 30 YEARS OF TELLURIDE

One of my other favorite films was Errol Morris’ “Fog Of War” (****), a superb documentary about Robert McNamara, which proved extremely divisive amongst the filmgoers, depending on their own personal opinions about the former secretary of defense. Regardless of your feelings about its subject and Morris’ decision not to feature any of his detractors, […]



Posted on September 24, 2003 by

GOLDMINE: THE 29TH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

It’s probably been several decades since gold was last extracted from the mines dotting the mountains of the San Jacinto range surrounding the tiny town of Telluride, Colorado, but if this years 29th Telluride Film Festival is any indication, there is still gold to be found in them thar’ hills…



Posted on September 13, 2002 by

GOLDMINE: THE 29TH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

BLIND SPOT: HITLER’S SECRETARY (***), despite its riveting subject matter, is victimized by a bad decision by its well-intentioned filmmakers, Andre Heller and Othmar Schmiderer. A documentary in which Hitler’s former secretary, at the time 22 years old, Taudl Junge, speaks out for the first time, is fascinating to be sure, but that Heller and […]



Posted on September 13, 2002 by

GOLDMINE: THE 29TH TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL

But beyond the newest films, what has always made Telluride consistently stand above and beyond the ever-growing glut of international festivals as the jewel of the movie festival scene is the programmer’s ability to consistently offer superb retrospective programming. In years past, it ranged from overviews of 3-D Films to Hidden Disney Gems. And while […]



Posted on September 13, 2002 by

THE 28th ANNUAL TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES

Our man in Telluride, writer/producer Mark Altman, calls it like he saw it… with or without oxygen…



Posted on September 11, 2001 by

THE 28th ANNUAL TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES (part 4)

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Posted on September 9, 2001 by

THE 28th ANNUAL TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES (part 3)

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THE 28th ANNUAL TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: POCKETFUL OF MIRACLES (part 2)

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Posted on September 9, 2001 by

TELLURIDE STRIKES GOLD AGAIN IN 2000

TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL COVERAGE! In what has got to be one of the most appallingly awful years for movies in recent memory, the organizers of the Telluride Film Festival have accomplished a near miracle…



Posted on September 11, 2000 by

THE TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL IN REVIEW

THE TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL IN REVIEW

Given the fact that the annual Telluride Film Festival is set in a historic mining town, it should come as no small surprise that the fest organizers have once again unearthed some amazing gems…



Posted on September 13, 1999 by

PARIAH

2.5 Stars
Year Released: 1999
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Running Time: 105 minutes

Even if I WAS an uncouth, dumb as a pile of sludge racist jerk, I wouldn’t want to hang around with the pack of skinhead vermin in Randolph Kret’s chilling but jumbled “Pariah”…


Posted on August 9, 1999 by

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