V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
Movies and Muertos
See Calling Home the Dead, the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase Awards Ceremony and Screening, the Neon Dystopia Micro Festival and Basement Films' Audio/Visual Show.
Cooking With Gas
“At Home With Amy Sedaris” on truTV
Occasionally absurdist, but hilariously self-aware, “At Home With Amy Sedaris” is the exact sort of skewering Food Network and HGTV are begging for these days.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
See Juan of the Dead for free, Freaks with a five-course beer-paired meal and a Boris Karloff salute at the Kimo.
App for Destruction
“Wisdom of the Crowd” on CBS
Before it even aired, trailers for “Wisdom of the Crowd” put it in the running for the dumbest show of the fall. Since then, airings of the actual show have soundly confirmed the suspicion.
V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
Chinese Couplets, the filthy John Waters, goat cuddling, a Max Evans documentary or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live musical score.
Chatting with Killers
“Mindhunter” on Netflix
Some may find “Mindhunter” a bit too chatty, and it does take getting past the first episode for things to click into place. Once our protagonists start going face-to-face with killers, though, the show has a sneaky, edgy thrill.
V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
Frida on Film
Free The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo and The Whole Wide World screenings, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns.
Attack of the Clones
“Ghosted” on FOX
FOX’s new series “Ghosted” lazily riffs on the “X-Files” formula without ever developing an original idea of its own.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017
Attend a Phantasm event in Santa Fe, see Texan-Italian cult comedy Tiramisu For Two or go to a Q&A about Hollywood screenwriting.
“Marvel’s Inhumans” on ABC/“The Gifted” on FOX
The X-Men’s ongoing trope of “teenage mutants as metaphor for outcast outsiders of all stripes” is wearing a bit thin after more than 50 years, but “The Gifted” works thanks to a solid cast, a gritty look and some propulsive action. Here’s hoping “Inhumans” steps it up.