V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Silent tale of survival holds surprising depth
The Academy Award-nominated The Red Turtle has surprising depth and is positively hypnotic.
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.
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
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.