Reviews and Blog Posts: Drama

Happy Birthday Denzel Washington!

Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. was born on December 28, 1954. He continues to be one of the most fascinating and deeply affecting actors on screen today. In addition to other awards, he won Best Supporting Actor for Glory in 1990; and the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2002 for his role in the film Training Day.

Families that put the "Fun" in Dysfunctional

One of the best (and worst) things about this time of year is how much time we get to spend with our families! If watching TV shows like Arrested Development and The Simpsons remind you of your family, here are some more great movies to help you appreciate your own unique situation.

Native Americans on Film

Celebrate National Native American Heritage Month by enjoying one of the many great films about the Native American experience. For far too long Native Americans were portrayed as the "bad guys" of Western films, I am thankful that Hollywood has adopted a more sympathetic attitude toward these heroic peoples.

Sherman Alexie is a prolific author who has written many stories and novels based on some of his own experiences and has had a few made into films, including  The Business of Fancydancing and Smoke Signals.

'Reel' People: Artists

Celebrate the fourth annual Denver Arts Week, November 5-13, by watching some of the many films about art and artists available from the library! Several film adaptations have been made based on the lives of famous artists. Which one is your favorite?

Vampires on TV

The international fascination with vampires has impacted TV programming as much as it has movie production. The most popular job for a TV vampire? Private Detective. Can you pick out the three TV shows listed that feature a vampire gumshoe?

Your Day in Court

12 Angry Men

From passionate pleas to goofy lawyers, there are hundreds of movies about getting your day in court. From the early days of cinema, the courtroom has been a favorite setting to either criticize or praise the American legal system.

Looking for Legal Resources? The Library can help you find a lawyer, legal forms or even help you search the Colorado Revised Statutes!

The Clock is Ticking

The span of a few heartbeats may be the difference between life and death. The concept of time is rife with clichés. Time and time again, it seems that time is running out. These films are not only racing to beat the clock, but also play with the concept of time and our perception of reality. Time may be misleading, mutable, or overlapping!

Happy 50th Birthday Sean Penn!

It's hard to believe that Jeff Spicoli is turning 50 today! Sean Penn continues to have an amazing career, with two Academy Award wins for Best Actor and numerous critically acclaimed movies under his hat, both as an actor, writer and director!

Batter Up!

Baseball has fascinated Americans since the 1800s. It is no wonder then that so many films have been made about this intriguing sport. After cheering for the Rockies, give one of these films a turn at the plate. Which baseball film is your favorite?

The Best of A&E

No Cable? No problem. The library has many TV series for you to watch at home! The A&E network specializes in biographical programs and reality television. Their tag line "Real. Life. Drama." is quite apt. High in emotion and drama, these shows are not for the faint of heart.

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