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Day Trips & Beyond: Bent's Fort, Colo.
Once the superstore of the Santa Fe Trail
"...Once on the international border between two nations, Bent’s Fort was at the crossroads of many cultures. The..."

Oct. 19, 2016 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Bent
"...Jagger and Brian Webber. The most amazing thing about Bent is that it has been tagged with those scarlet..."

Feb. 20, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Slightly Bent
"...Directed by: Don Hertzfeldt. and Bill Plympton. Slighty Bent is an aptly named collection of unusual animated films..."

Oct. 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Don and Bill Show: Slightly Bent
Two titan animators drew crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown last weekend.

Nov. 9, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Hell Bent for Brisket
Match the FFF Fest performer with the food vendor

Nov. 7, 2014 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Playback: Fun Fun Fun Fest: Hell Bent for Leather
Some heads are gonna roll at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014

May 23, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Kitchen Stories
The science of efficiency is undone by the unpredictability of human emotion in this Swedish comedy.
"...Directed by: Bent Hamer. Starring: Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg and Reine Brynolfsson...."

April 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tyler Perry's Acrimony
Tyler Perry takes on the "woman scorned" trope.
"...Directed by: Tyler Perry. Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Lyriq Bent, Crystle Stewart, Jazmyn Simon, Ptosha Storey, Ajiona Alexus, Antonio..."

April 6, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
In this documentary, the filmmakers have done a fine job corralling many fantastic tales from this style maven's life.
"...Directed by: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and Frédéric Tcheng...."

Oct. 26, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Scandalous: The True Story of the National Enquirer
The shocking history of America's sleaziest tabloid
"...(what’s a little checkbook journalism among friends?) and often bent the truth without outright lying...."

Nov. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Becoming Astrid
Pippi Longstocking creator's life story isn't for kids
"...harrowing journey of a young woman navigating a system bent on attempting to break her, and Astrid’s steadfast will..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Eagle Huntress
Real-life heroine soars above tradition
"...own birthright in this family-oriented film with a post-feminist bent. With the unconditional support of a sympathetic father who..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Shallows
Blake Lively is trapped by a shark on her own bikini island
"...finds some killer waves and a killer great white, hell-bent on eating her. (I’m going to pause right here..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Dracula Untold
Prince Vlad fights off the Turks with with a little old-school vampirism.
"...red stuff. At war with the Turks, who are hell-bent on exterminating his subjects to make way for the..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The World's End
Twelve pints in 12 pubs – what could go wrong for the Shaun of the Dead gang?
"...around a pub crawl, after all – its ideological bent sloughs Queen and Country to champion instead the individual’s..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Phantom
This submarine thriller stars Ed Harris as the Russian ship's commander and David Duchovny as the head of a rogue KGB group.
"...plays the head of a rogue KGB group that's bent on seizing control of the ship's nuclear missile. The..."

March 1, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Compliance
When authority is ceded to a disembodied voice on the other end of a phone line, all bounds of human propriety are lost in this story's fast-food joint.
"...creepy as the presumed limits of managerial authority are bent, and then broken, beyond all rational explanation. The banal..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Shaolin
In this rousing film, a compassionate Buddhist philosophy underpins what might have been just another Hong Kong period piece about power-mad warlords and their blood-spattered brinkmanship.
"...period wushu film with a strikingly contemplative and pacifist bent. Lau, as always, is excellent as the ruined warrior-cum-monk,..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Morning Glory
Well-acted and ingratiating, this rom-com starring Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and Diane Keaton should still be tarter than it is.
"...(on-camera) and spice (off-) Colleen Peck (Keaton). Mike is hell-bent on sabotaging what he rightfully considers to be a..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Youth in Revolt
Teen angst is on the docket in this Michael Cera vehicle that's pleasant but never delivers on the revolt promised in the title.
"...characters beyond mere pencil sketch. And given the edgy bent of director Arteta’s stand-out earlier work (The Good Girl,..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Spiderwick Chronicles
This children's fantasy holds a lot of emotional promise but get waylaid by an overabundance of CGI effects.
"...on the screen. (Nolte’s turn as a horrible ogre hell-bent on world domination, however, gives the movie an enjoyable..."

Feb. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
Nicolas Cage is again on the prowl in this sequel to the 2004 smash success.
"...pleasantly rompy and even sweetly patriotic in its history-buff bent (a retro-ish rejoinder to the bumper-sticker variety à la..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Golden Compass
The special effects are mostly spectacular in this story of a 12-year-old orphan whose fate is connected to a holy, multiverse war yet to come.
"...returns and a cultural dust-up by preserving the anti-organized-religion bent of the source material, British children's author Philip Pullman's..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Eagle vs Shark
Like Napoleon Dynamite, Eagle vs Shark is a little wisp of a movie, a lightweight feature loaded with montage and hung on the multidimensional performance of Loren Horsley as Lily.
"...cashier smitten with Jarrod (Clement), a grandiose gaming geek bent on revenge against a bully from high school –..."

July 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Shorts 2005
A rare opportunity to see what's considered the best in the field of short docs; plus all four nominees have a socio-political bent.
"...in this category this year) all have a socio-political bent, some more overt than others. “The Death of Kevin..."

April 7, 2006 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ultraviolet
In an opening voiceover, a superhuman killing machine warns, “I was born into a world you may not understand.” Boy hidee, she ain’t kidding, and fully 88 minutes later, that world is still pocked with incomprehensibility.
"...– hemophages, they’re called – that the government is bent on exterminating. About 20 minutes in, somebody drops the..."

March 10, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

BloodRayne
This video-game-to-movie adaptation of BloodRayne poses no threat to German filmmaker Uwe Boll's reputation as the modern-day Ed Wood.
"...BloodRayne, the story of the titular half-human/half-vampire woman who’s bent on revenge against the vampire king who defiled her..."

Jan. 6, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cape of Good Hope
There's a sweet bent to this simple South African film about a multicultural group of employees at a Cape Town animal shelter who find both goodness and hope in their troubled lives.
"...and hope in their troubled lives has a sweet bent to it. It’s not a terribly sophisticated movie, but..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Flightplan
Aiming to be a Hitchcockian-type thriller set within the tight quarters of a jetliner, this Jodie Foster vehicle runs aground.
"...the bad guys. Director Schwentke's sleek images reveal a bent for weird angles and disorienting viewpoints (the DP is..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Madagascar
Animated zoo animals head back to the wild
"...jittery fervor. In truth, Madagascar boasts a black comic bent that might not be entirely kid-friendly, as in a..."

May 27, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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