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Author Archives: Scott Rice
One does not usually associate the University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs (CWA) with fisticuffs. The CWA is an annual gathering of really smart folks who talk about art, media, science, diplomacy, technology, environment, spirituality, politics, business, medicine, human … Continue reading
Playing July 23-29 at The Grand Illusion Cinema John Waters has made a career out of skull-fucking suburban complacency (two cars, two kids, a mortgage, and the right shoes means everybody’s fine). His vision of the counter-culture is violent, grotesque, … Continue reading
I was living in Austin, TX during my early 20s tending bar in the club scene filthy with cheap ecstasy, awesome DJs, and beautiful people. The debauchery was relentless and fairly harmless. I shared a little house in the barrio … Continue reading
I didn’t attend the University of Colorado because Stan Brakhage taught there. I didn’t know who he was when I landed on campus in the fall of 2000. I soon learned he was the wizened patriarch of the film program … Continue reading
Take one 18 year old guy who loves girls, jeans, beer, and rock-n-roll music; add a couple of buddies, a bleak home-front in flux, a potent blend of teenage angst/ennui, and the requisite beautiful girl: what do you get? You … Continue reading
I don’t toss around cinematic superlatives like I’m handing out Sweet Tarts. I rarely use the word “perfect” while reviewing a film. If I have used that word it was probably preceded or followed by a reference to Tarkovsky, Bunuel, … Continue reading