V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017
The Disaster Artist
Actor-director James Franco transforms into actor-director Tommy Wiseau
The Disaster Artist is both a hilarious comedy of errors and a touching love letter to Hollywood. Add to that The Disaster Artist’s meta-humorous “film within a film”/“good actors playing bad actors” japery, and you’ve got the makings of a cult film about making a cult film.
Documentary of the Dead
See the history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, or Where God Left His Shoes or Baraka.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Crime doesn’t pay and neither does justice in pitch perfect comedy-drama
Between its corrosive sense of humor, its jaundiced look at small-town Americana and its cynicism about the entire concept of “justice,” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri probably isn’t for mainstream audiences looking for a simple larf, but those attracted to interesting shadows will find a wealth of rewards here.
Finish That Film!
Get a grant to help with post-production, submit a spec script, attend a foley lecture/workshop or just watch some documentaries.
V.26 No.47 | 11/23/2017
Great Gerwig’s witty charm is undiluted in savvy coming-of-age comedy
With her newest, the coming-of-age semi-memoir Lady Bird, Gerwig steps fully behind the camera to write and direct, leaving the acting duties to others.
Feature: Film Guide
Have Yourself a Jedi Little Christmas
Holiday Film Guide 2017
The holiday movie season, wedged tightly between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, has arrived, and with it comes something for everyone. There are cartoons for the kids, rude comedies for the teens, Oscar-bait dramas for the adults and a Star Wars movie for just about everyone.
Win Some Jedi History
Revenge of the Jedi poster raffle, The Road at the KiMo and Las Cruces wants your film.
V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
Magic-minded documentary switches hands on audiences
Dealt follows Richard Turner, master of prestidigitation who doesn't let his lack of sight slow him down.
Central Features Contemporary Art Gallery featuring the 1954 feature Salt of the Earth; The New Mexico Film Foundation unveils its second annual Student Filmmakers Showcase; 4th Annual Pueblo Film Fest gets underway; Dynatheater will screen Dream Big.
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
The Divine Order
Vox pop as engine of reeducation
Swiss screenwriter-director Petra Volpe deftly illustrates the subversive power of communal coercion in the Swiss suffrage dramedy The Divine Order.
Vets on Screen
Ken Burns' Vietnam War documentary excerpt and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales are screening for free, the Desert Light Film Festival wants film submissions from middle and high school students and you can see all of the 48 Hour Horror Project's entries.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Absurdist filmmaker scares up a new film
The Killing of a Sacred Deer looks gorgeous in its own grim, spare way and builds an air of tension and mystery, but lacks director Yorgos Lanthimos' usual deadpan sense of humor.
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.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Literary biopic explores bonds and barriers between fathers and sons
Goodbye Christopher Robin emerges on screen as a wonder-filled, emotion-packed reminder of the joys of childhood and the attendant pains of growing up.
See Juan of the Dead for free, Freaks with a five-course beer-paired meal and a Boris Karloff salute at the Kimo.