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V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
Reel World

Reel World

Run, Rabbit, Run

Watch Watership Down to raise funds for rabbits, see architects pimp their works in free shorts and get ready to dress up as your favorite Big Lebowski character.
V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017
The Boss Baby

Film Review

The Boss Baby

Weirdly conceived kiddy cartoon bogs down in confusing mythology

The bones of an interesting story are scattered throughout the film, but The Boss Baby is a convoluted idea with no coherent narrative and too many butt jokes.
Reel World

Reel World

Time is Short

Taos Shortz Film Festival begins its final run, HUMP! exposes itself, entertainment pros mix & mingle, and Roswell Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival is taking submissions.
V.26 No.12 | 3/23/2017
“What do you mean, you’ve never seen White Men Can’t Jump?”

Film Review

Wilson

Woody Harrelson is your friendly neighborhood misanthrope in softhearted graphic novel adaptation

The humor employed here is angry and uncomfortable (and frequently quite funny, if you’re so inclined), but the script stops short of plumbing the crushing, existential loneliness at the center of it all.

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Native New Mexico

Chasing the Light and Excluidas del Paraíso screen as the deadline for the Feline Film Festival approaches.
V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017
The Sense of an Ending

Film Review

The Sense of an Ending

Modest British drama pits the past against the present, but neither one is really that big a deal

The Sense of an Ending features some subtle performances and an intrigue-filled setup, but squanders much of its potential with a too-teasing narrative and an inability to pay off properly in the end.
Reel World

Reel World

Women’s Pictures

Learn about women in the film industry, see the N.M. actor’s showcase, the Galapagos’ unique plants and animals or the Italian Film & Culture Festival.
V.26 No.10 | 3/9/2017
The Ottoman Lieutenant

Film Review

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Period romance is predictable but pretty

It’s no Doctor Zhivago, but in its own thrifty way, The Ottoman Lieutenant delivers polished, well-paced (if entirely predictable) costumed romance.
Reel World

Reel World

Asian Western

There’s an Asian Western short intended as a pilot, a festival in Silver City and opportunities for the next generation of local filmmakers.
V.26 No.9 | 3/2/2017
Get Out

Film Review

Get Out

Jordan Peele turns racial tension into all-out terror in timely horror-comedy

Horror films, at their best, have always served as a mirror for society’s most up-to-date fears. Now comes another timely take on the genre, exploiting a topic that could not be more ripped-from-the-headlines: racism in America.
Reel World

Reel World

The Force Re-Awakens

See Star Wars: The Force Awakens on a huge screen, or watch Vervet monkeys, mountain adventures or a whole international festival.
V.26 No.8 | 2/23/2017
The Red Turtle

Film Review

The Red Turtle

Silent tale of survival holds surprising depth

The Academy Award-nominated The Red Turtle has surprising depth and is positively hypnotic.
Reel World

Reel World

Watch and Win

This week’s cinematic activities include an Oscar viewing party at the DoubleTree, a museum exhibit about New Mexico in film and TV, the documentary My Choice and a film on bowhunting at the South Broadway Cultural Center.
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Samuel Kerwin

Feature: Film Guide

2017 Oscar Ballot

Use this year’s Weekly Alibi-generated Academy Awards ballot to shock co-workers, impress neighbors or just to enjoy the tastiest fruit from this year’s filmic tree!

V.26 No.7 | 2/16/2017
Toni Erdmann

Film Review

Toni Erdmann

German comedy-drama finds odd connection between ridiculous father and uptight daughter

One sure sign of this German dramedy's success is how quickly the American remake rights were snapped up.