The Lens Feature Writer by Khaleel Herbert
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To be frank: Venom is one of the greatest foes Spider-Man has ever faced. After watching this 100-minute-ish film, it does no justice to this notorious comic book villain. This movie has so much comedy in its tone that it completely obliterates the dark side of Venom that fans know and love. Read Full Review


To be taken seriously as a professional violinist, you need dedication, hutzpah and most importantly…a fondness for the violin. Harumi Rhodes, a native from Englewood, New Jersey, has all of these traits and more. Anne Midgette called Rhodes “an expressive violinist” in a 2005 New York Times article and Rhodes hasn’t lost a beat yet. Read Full Article

Julie Vanlaanen 2 Book Release

Whether it was a stroke of luck or simply coincidence, Erickson and the center encountered Bell while browsing the stacks at Denver Public Library’s Colorado Book Festival earlier this year. Bell jumped at the chance to present Colorado history since she has previously spoken at several libraries, senior centers and private organizations. Read Full Article

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Malcolm D. Lee, the director behind “Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins,” “Soul Men,” “The Best Man” and more, knows how to incorporate the funny and seriousness into his films. “Night School” not only makes you laugh, but gives you inspiration. Read Full Review

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“None of these issues–misogyny, inequality, violence and aggression toward women–are new in our culture or globally. The #MeToo Movement may have found its apex in 2018 in the United States, but its momentum is built off many years of mistreatment and abuse,” Bierstock says. Read Full Article

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Maybe Riley doesn’t have OCD, but she’s a woman who isn’t afraid to break her nails or get her hair messed serving up justice and a can of whoop-ass. Read Full Review

Christopher Robin from IMDB 1

Disney knows how to rake in the money from kids and adults, but “Christopher Robin” is no “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.” Jim Cummings does a splendid job as Pooh and Tigger and the rest of the cast sounds similar, but they don’t have nothing on the voices of Sterling Holloway, Paul Winchell, John Fiedler, Hal Smith (rest in peace) and more who originally graced the Hundred Acre Wood.  Read Full Review

cheersA Lens Feature Writer exclusive intentionally meant for Denver’s 5280 magazine, my coverage of ThirstyFest’s first beer festival happening July 28 at McNichols Civic Center Building from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read Full Article

The Equalizer 2 from IMDB 3

Washington, after 30+ years and over 50 movies, has not lost his touch as an actor. His acting keeps you enthralled no matter who he plays from a stern lawyer in “Philadelphia” and a slick detective in “Devil in a Blue Dress,” to a lowly train worker in “The Taking of Pelham 123” or a man trying to save his son in “John Q.” Read Full Review