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The Denver Film Critics Society

September 29, 2010
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Formed to provide the greater Denver area a unified and diverse opinion on film and its industry, DFCS is dedicated to not only recognize excellence in cinema, but also promote Colorado within the industry. Representing all sectors in media, including print, radio, television and online outlets, DFCS provides a platform for national and international recognition [...]

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“Inception” — Critic vs. Critic

July 20, 2010

Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” hit movie theaters this weekend, and most critics are raving about the director’s latest vision. Dave Taylor (Dave On Film) calls it arguably the best film of the summer, if not the year. Not everyone thinks “Inception” lives up to the hype. Critic Christian Toto (What Would Toto Watch?) found the film [...]

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‘The Last Airbender’ is a colossal disappointment

July 2, 2010

From member Brandon Fibbs: Shortly before the release of his film Signs, Time magazine heralded writer/director M. Night Shyamalan as “the next Spielberg,” a moniker that has proved to be something of a millstone about the neck of an artist whose films since then have met with nothing but exponentially mounting contempt. Taking a break [...]

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‘Eclipse’ – I didn’t care whether Bella chose Jacob or Edward

July 2, 2010

From member Robert Denerstein: There are two possible audiences for the Twilight movies: the unsuspecting and the legion of fans who are intensely devoted to the books by Stephenie Meyer. Fans of the books bring their own judgments to the theater, and if the response of the teen and tween audience at a preview screening [...]

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‘Eclipse’ is another wasted chance to lure non-Twihards

July 2, 2010

From member Christian Toto: Consider the latest “Twilight” sequel another wasted chance to draw non-Twihards into the fold. “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” suffers from the same problems plaguing the past two films. Stiff acting. Hokey special effects. Theatrics ripped from an Afterschool Special. Did I mention the lousy acting? There’s still that palpable bond between [...]

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‘The Last Airbender’ is more than just a sad summer film entry

July 2, 2010

From member Christian Toto: ‘Lady in the Water” wasn’t an accident. Nor was “The Happening.” They were warning signs, neon indicators that M. Night Shyamalan’s directorial bag of tricks was empty. “The Last Airbender” merely puts an exclamation point on the matter. Based on the popular animated series, “Airbender” is a grinding bore, a messy [...]

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‘Eclipse’ is the best in the Twilight series

July 2, 2010

From member Brandon Fibbs: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is superior to its two predecessors in every possible way. The mythology finally feels comfortable in its own skin, aware of both its strengths and limitations, and appears to be striding confidently into the future. Like the Harry Potter franchise, it apparently took Twilight a few films [...]

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Denver Film Critics Society 2009-2010 Award Winners

January 27, 2010

The Denver Film Critics Society is proud to announce the winners of the DFCS Awards for the 2009-2010 season. Best Film: The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow A Serious Man, directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Up in the Air, directed by Jason Reitman Star Trek, directed by J.J. Abrams Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, [...]

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‘Collapse’ – Oil spigots run dry, whistle blower’s mouth doesn’t

January 27, 2010

From member Christian Toto: The new film “Collapse” should play as part of a double feature alongside either “The Road” or “The Book of Eli.” The documentary follows a first-rate conspiracy theorist describing in pinpoint detail why we’re all doomed. It’s all about the oil – or lack thereof – in the not too distant [...]

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Extraordinary Measures: Great story, but the movie’s not terrific

January 27, 2010

From member Robert Denerstein: Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford battle a disease. No, I never heard of it before either. I’m talking about Pompe disease, a genetic disorder that occurs in something like one out of every 40,000 births. The disease, which is related to muscular dystrophy, attacks muscles, most importantly, the heart. Though not [...]

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