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SXSW Film review: ‘Best of Enemies’

12:11 pm Mar. 18, 2015

In today’s age of 24-hour cable barkers and network news scandals, it’s hard to imagine there was once a time when Americans considered public intellectuals celebrities and held network news in the highest esteem.

Such was

SXSW: “Krisha,” “Peace Officer” win jury awards

6:56 am Mar. 18, 2015

Trey Edward Shults’ drama “Krisha” and Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s “Peace Officer,” about a Utah sheriff who established his area’s first SWAT team, with grim consequences decades later, won the SXSW jury prizes in

SXSW Film 2015 review: ‘Rolling Papers’

6:14 pm Mar. 17, 2015

People may roll their eyes or drop their jaws at the state of Colorado in recent years, but in the not-so-distant future, we will likely look back as the state as a major groundbreaker.

Colorado voters

SXSW Film review: All Things Must Pass

3:03 pm Mar. 17, 2015

Launched in Sacramento, Calif., in 1961, Tower Records blossomed into one of the world’s most prominent music sellers over the ensuing four decades before a crash that concluded with the closing of its final remaining

SXSW Film review: ‘The Visit’ ponders alien contact

10:53 am Mar. 17, 2015

What would we do if an extraterrestrial lifeform did land on Earth? There’s no precedent, so how would we greet it, welcoming or skeptically, with an olive branch or might?

In director/screenwriter Michael Madsen’s  documentary “The