Big Ideas

This Year's Must-See Films at the Aspen Ideas Festival

These six movies thoughtfully analyze big issues on the big screen.

06/20/2018 By Laura Thielen and George Eldred

Popcorn Worthy

Five New Must-See Movies

Our film critics' picks of the best indie flicks to hit screens soon.

05/30/2018 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Oscar Watch

What to See at Aspen Film’s 26th Academy Screenings

Catch up on 29 of the year's best films during this annual holiday week tradition.

12/19/2017 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

On Screen

Critics' Picks: The Must-Sees at the 40th Denver Film Festival

Plan a last-minute, off-season getaway to discover this year's best cinematic gems.  

11/01/2017 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

On Screen

What to See at the 39th Aspen Filmfest

A preview of 'Lady Bird,' 'The Florida Project,' and 'Waru.' Plus, the rest of our film critics' favorites from Telluride and Toronto.

09/26/2017 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Feeling the Heat

The 2 Can't-Miss Climate Change Documentaries at Aspen Ideas Festival

Our film critics George Eldred and Laura Thielen preview An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power and Chasing Coral.

06/22/2017 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Indie Spirit

The 4 Best Movies from the Boulder International Film Festival

Aspen Sojourner film critics George Eldred and Laura Thielen share their favorites from the Front Range—coming soon to a theater or streaming service near you.

03/14/2017 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Indie Spirit

13 Sundance Standouts to Put on Your Watchlist

Aspen Sojourner film critics George Eldred and Laura Thielen share their favorites from the 33rd Sundance Film Festival—coming soon to a theatre or streaming service near you.

02/07/2017 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Indie Spirit

Dispatches from the 39th Denver Film Festival: Cinema with Altitude

From awards season must-sees and new Spanish directors to essential documentaries and a detour to the edge — our film columnists round up the final chapter of Colorado’s busy fall festival season. 

12/14/2016 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Indie Spirit

Dispatches from the Fall Film Festival Circuit, Part Two

Our new resident film columnists, Laura Thielen and George Eldred, share even more picks, including ones you can see at the 39th Denver Film Festival next month.

10/18/2016 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen

Indie Spirit

Dispatches from the Fall Film Festival Circuit, Part One

Our new resident film columnists, Laura Thielen and George Eldred, share their picks from Telluride and Toronto.

09/29/2016 By George Eldred and Laura Thielen