Recent Articles by Jim Bennett
Published: Thursday, January 22, 2015 9:41 pm MST
Reality is rarely tidy enough to match up with the demands of a good story, so writers are left with the task of balancing accuracy with drama. Both can't be served perfectly, so something's gotta give. And "Se...
Published: Thursday, January 15, 2015 3:00 pm MST
Marvel's "Agent Carter" is obsessed with depicting post-war male boorishness, and this turns most of the men in the show into little more than caricatures.
Published: Friday, January 9, 2015 2:05 pm MST
"Into the Woods" is a great example of a good adaptation that tailors old material for a new medium.
Published: Wednesday, December 31, 2014 3:00 pm MST
It is possible to condemn acts of cyberterrorism without celebrating a vulgar comedy that probably shouldn’t have gotten a green light in the first place.
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.