By John Wenzel, The Denver Post Tuesday-Jan. 2. Aspen Film's annual Academy Screenings started as way for members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to see the latest prestige films before voting on the Oscars. Despite the fact that online and DVD screeners have become the norm, the...

By Dave McNary, Variety Aspen Film has set the lineup for its 24th Academy Screenings at the Harris Concert Hall at the Aspen Music Festival and School, opening with “Spotlight” on Dec. 22 and closing with “Carol” on Jan. 2. “From star-studded features directed by master filmmakers to the best independent documentaries...

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times The deadly feud between the Montagues and the Capulets parallels a generation of conflict in a predominantly African-American Bay Area community in the documentary “Romeo Is Bleeding.” Whirlpool filter This brand belongs to a low end consumer brand, which meets the needs of consumers in many stages...

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Brazilian writer-director Anna Muylaert’s “The Second Mother” offers a charming yet penetrating look at the haves and have-nots of her home country. Actress and TV host Regina Case, sometimes called “Brazil’s Oprah,” stars as Val, the long-serving nanny and live-in housekeeper to a wealthy Sao Paulo family. She...

By Andrew Travers, The Aspen Times Aspen Filmfest has added an encore presentation of “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict” to its schedule. The documentary about the famed art collector will play at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Isis Theater. A Sunday-evening screening sold out. A combination of archival footage, recently rediscovered audio recordings, stills...