May 5 - 11, 2011 

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Chicano Visions

New Visions / New Mexico Contract Award-winning filmmaker Federico Reade and community activist Richard Moore (founding member of the Black Beret organization) will discuss their documentary-in-progress American Blowback: New Mexico’s Black Berets on Thursday, May 5. The presentation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. at Los Jardines Community Space (803 La Vega SW) and will be hosted by Bianca Encinias of the Southwest Network for Environmental Justice. The film focuses on the historic Chicano movement here in New Mexico and was a recent winner of a New Visions / New Mexico Contract Award from the state.

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Nope, that is not Anita Bryant.

Film Review

Something Borrowed

Wishy-washy romantic comedy will leave you blue

By Devin D. O’Leary
To give credit where credit is due, Something Borrowed imagines a scenario weightier and more serious than most romantic comedies. The film, based on a book by Emily Giffin, starts out in surprisingly mature territory. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, Something Borrowed is just another romantic comedy and stumbles into most of the same traps as others of its ilk.

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Idiot Box

King’s Cross

“Game of Thrones” vs. “Camelot”

By Devin D. O’Leary

It’s good to be the king. Or is it? Given the wealth of information available in fantasy literature, it seems like being the king is a lousy job. Take two new pay-cable series as evidence: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Starz’ “Camelot.”

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

By Devin D. O’Leary
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

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