Nov 22 - 28, 2007 

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Rewarding Vision

Earlier this week, Gov. Bill Richardson announced the recipients of the 2007 New Visions/New Mexico Contract Awards. In its second year, the program is providing 11 contracts totaling $160,000 for New Mexico-based producers and directors to create narrative films, documentaries, animated and experimental works. Prizes were handed out in the following categories:

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Blanchett as Dylan.

Film Review

I’m Not There

Oh, he’s there. Just keep digging.

By Steven Robert Allen

Back in the early ’90s, a guy named Brian Morton published a now out-of-print novel called The Dylanist. Don’t bother reading it. My wife found a copy on eBay several years ago. I cherish it, but I’ve got to admit: As a novel, it just isn’t good.

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“Ahhhh! Water in the form of particles floating or falling in the atmosphere at or near the surface of the earth and approaching the form of rain!

Film Review

The Mist

More monsters, less misunderstanding: Is that so much to ask?

By Devin D. O’Leary

Nothing says the holidays quite like a claustrophobic setting, a small knot of panicked humanity and a heaping helping of hungry monsters, right? For those who wish to wash down their Thanksgiving turkey with severed limbs, extradimentional creatures and a deadly dose of Stephen King, writer-director Frank Darabont is here to oblige.

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Idiot Box

Space War is Hell

Battlestar Galactica: Razor on Sci-Fi

By Devin D. O’Leary

There was a major blow in store for viewers at the end of “Battlestar Galactica”’s season-ending cliff-hanger earlier this year. And I’m not talking about the revelation of the final few Cylon spies. Or the suggestion that somehow Bob Dylan was behind the destruction of the human race. No, I’m talking about the information that we’d be waiting until January 2008 to see more new episodes.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

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