Daniel Barnes @ the SN&R/CSIndy, 5/14 issues

images*Opening Friday in Sacramento, Far from the Madding Crowd may or may not be an equal to Thomas Vinterberg’s previous film The Hunt, but it’s the more impressive achievement—a beautifully mounted, fiercely intelligent, bracingly alive literary adaptation that remains an unabashed crowd-pleaser.

*James D. Cooper’s rock documentary about the unconventional management team of Lambert & Stamp is superficial but heady, a breathless ride through 1960s mod culture driven largely by the irresistible personality of Chris Stamp and the propulsive, wall-to-wall music of The Who.

*Where Hope Grows: in a pile of manure, apparently.

*I wrote the Summer Movie Preview for the Colorado Springs Independent.