Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, December 18, 2014 3:02 pm MST
“A Christmas Carol” is such a masterpiece that it demands to be told in hundreds of ways in thousands of different settings. It’s not that none of them are any good — it’s that so ...
Published: Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:06 pm MST
The media has given us a number of modern traditions that are likely to endure, but Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the only time a modern character has been successfully grafted into Santa's story.
Published: Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:01 pm MST
Television is a medium that celebrates vapidity, but with "Battlestar Galactica," Glen A. Larson produced something profound.
Published: Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:50 pm MST
Fans of the new book "The Slow Regard of Silent Things" insist that those who notice the book is plotless and pointless just aren't sophisticated enough to understand it. For my part, I think books should have ...
Published: Thursday, November 6, 2014 3:02 pm MST
This column is my opinion and mine alone. To those who have presumed otherwise, I apologize for the confusion.
Published: Friday, October 31, 2014 11:59 am MDT
Pioneer Theatre Company's "One Man, Two Guvnors" is the funniest play in the history of civilization. Of course, I'm in it, so that may have colored my opinion.
Published: Thursday, October 23, 2014 3:56 pm MDT
When former President Bush derided "The Simpsons" 20 years ago, he overlooked the morally redeeming qualities of this long-running series.
Published: Thursday, October 16, 2014 3:00 pm MDT
The original "Batman" TV series, arriving on Blu-Ray and DVD next month, is still delightful for children and adults alike.
Published: Thursday, October 2, 2014 3:16 pm MDT
The Internet has made movie spoilers almost impossible to avoid. But is that really a bad thing?
Published: Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:52 pm MDT
Muslim prohibition against portraying Islam's founder makes telling the story of this great religion extraordinarily difficult. But that hasn't stopped people from trying.