Arts & Entertainment

5 most irresistible guilty-pleasure films

LOS ANGELES – It’s OK, we’re all friends here. This is a safe place – you don’t have to be ashamed.We all have movies we secretly adore, ones that are so bad, they’re good. These are movies that...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Keep it on! Keep it all on!

The burlesque shows in “Burlesque” feature no nudity, no striptease, no baggy-pants comedians and no performers with names like Porsche Galore.Other than that, the shows are identical to the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Three Days’ could have done more

Russell Crowe slumps comfortably into the role of a junior college teacher in “The Next Three Days,” and then morphs into an unlikely man of action determined to spring his wife from jail.The film...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Harry’ and friends start down the road to finale

LONDON – The minister of magic proclaims that dark times have arisen in the opening moments of the new “Harry Potter” film – and the turmoil that follows lives up to that billing.“Harry Potter and...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

War hawk? Dove? ‘Restrepo’ is for you

Afghanistan war hawks should see this movie. Afghanistan war doves also should see this movie. Those flying in the middle without an opinion will likely have one after they see this movie....

DATE: Nov. 15, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

‘Unstoppable’: The name says it all

The train pulls out of a siding with no engineer on board and accelerates to 70 mph, and you see how Tony Scott’s “Unstoppable” gets its title. The movie is as relentless as the train, slowly...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Library series offers preview of PBS’ best programs

Bliss Bruen is one of those “leap before you look” types, and Durango’s a better place for it.Never one to shy away from a good cause, Bruen offered to take the point in bringing PBS’ Independent...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

New Mexico film industry facing a ‘pivotal moment’

ALBUQUERQUE – From a meager handful of productions eight years ago, New Mexico has built a reputation with the movie business because of an attractive incentive program and a governor who has...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Mountainfilm brings its best to Durango

Telluride’s Mountainfilm festival is on the move again, and Durango gets to play host Friday night at the Smiley Building.Mountainfilm on Tour has become almost as anticipated as the annual...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Film shines light on solvent-huffing

When part-time Durango resident and veteran screenwriter Claudia C. Adams survived a near-fatal poisoning in 2002, she had no idea it would lead to an award-winning documentary shot 8,000 miles...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Star struck

When you’re an organization whose signature event happens only once a year, it’s a good idea to stay in the public eye the rest of the year so people don’t forget about you.The Durango Independent...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

Manhattan Short moves outdoors

Durango movie lovers again have the chance to pick the winner of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, but this year it’ll feel more like the original, New York version.Nicholas Mason began the...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2010 | CATEGORY: Film and TV