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Stillhouse Junkies wrap up a summer of shows, headline a concert, and bust out a solo album

Staring down the gun barrel of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic back in May, the Stillhouse Junkies weren’t sure how many, if any, live shows they would have this year. By that point, the Durango-based roots band had already canceled a tour of Great Britain and was hemorrhaging pretty much every other show it had...

What better way to creep yourself out indoors than with creepy outdoors media

It’s looking like for the first time in quite a while, we don’t have anything to do on Halloween.

While the pandemic hasn’t completely killed off the season’s events, not much of anything is happening on Oct. 31 itself. And there are even fewer events going on if you’re not looking for a family-oriented event such as...

“The Glorias” is an intriguing but flawed look at the legend Gloria Steinem

In between all of the hectic craziness of 2020 — with the election, the pandemic, the protests, and a slew of miscellaneous headlines — we appear to be having a wave of feminist, girl power, and women’s lib themed biopics this year as well. The timing couldn’t be a complete coincidence, as women’s rights usually become a hot...

The new Phillipa Lowthorpe biopic “Misbehaviour” meshes the somber, necessary tenets of feminism with some fun

The term ‘girl power’ has always done more for news sound bites and the pop culture zeitgeist than for any actual history of feminism. That’s because it’s a lot easier to market off the Spice Girls and Buffy Summers for press than it is feminist celebrities like Gloria Steinem or Kathleen Hanna. Phillipa Lowthorpe’s new...

Looking for something to watch in an altered state? The SPLIFF Film Festival is streaming

If you’re like us, you love film festivals — but you’ve probably noticed that, generally speaking, they’re full of heady, indie films that try to push you into deep introspection on the human condition. In other words, they’re stacked with movies almost specifically designed to harsh your mellow. Well, it turns out that...

A weekend of bingeing Robert Pattinson films

It was an RPattz filled weekend for me last week.

Acclaimed English film actor Robert Pattinson has come a long way since his vampire days as the male lead in the Twilight flicks, and his most recent releases are no exception. The first is the highly anticipated sci-fi epic of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” and the second...

The new, moody, Colorado-based horror film ‘Rent-A-Pal’ is terrifyingly lonesome

If you hand us a movie, call it horror or thriller, and tell us it was filmed in Colorado, we’re probably going to watch it. If it also happens to feature Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher from “Star Trek: The Next Generation”) as the main horror element, we’re even further intrigued. And that’s why we sat down and watched...

Bill & Ted are the throwback heroes we need during this dark, dark 2020 timeline

For the past three decades, the famous movie characters known simply as ‘Bill and Ted’ have endeared with original and even newer fans of their sci-fi comedies.

What began as Stephen Herek’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” in 1989 might have been considered a lesser-tier cohort of Robert Zemeckis’ “Back to the...

Now that museums are reopening, here are our top picks of exhibitions to see

Now that it’s September, significant chunks of public life are reopening not only in Colorado but in New Mexico as well. Down in the Land of Enchantment, closure orders shutting down all of the state-run museums just expired on the first day of the month. This reminded us of one more thing we haven’t been doing since COVID-19...

Get Outta Town: Drive-ins are great and all, but at Movie Manor, they come with a bed

There’s no way that anyone could have predicted it more than a few months in advance, but when it comes to movies, this was the summer of the drive-in.

As naturally social-distanced pods, cars turned out to be the perfect way to watch films – albeit old classics – outside the house. Communities like Durango and...

This year, the Telluride Horror Show is coming ... from inside your house!

As per usual these days, the in-person version of the Telluride Horror Show is canceled, much like the town’s famous film festival that would have happened the first week of September. However, unlike the less terrifying fest, the Horror Show is creeping its way onto the internet.

This year’s “Shelter-in-Place Edition”...

Welcome to the dessert of the real

If you wander into Animas Chocolate Company for chocolate and coffee in September, be sure to check out the art on the walls. Look on these works, ye mighty, and notice how truthfully they portray their subject matter.

“Get Real! An invitational group exhibit of realistic art” will be showing at the shop from Sept. 2...

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