Movies


V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Film Review

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

Richard Gere commits to character in influence-peddling drama

If your attention span is sturdy enough and your interest in international business/Israeli politics strong enough to get you through a swamp of wordy details, Norman is worth catching for the committed character work of Richard Gere.
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Indie Evening

Attend “Indie Film Night" at the Albuquerque Museum, cuddle with a baby goat and enjoy a movie, and submit your film for 2017 NM Filmmakers Showcase.
V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
Wonder Woman

Feature: Film Guide

Sequels, Superheroes, Sharks, Spirits, Squirrels and Shoot-’Em-Ups

Summer film guide 2017

Use this guide to navigate the possibilities available to you at your local cineplex between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

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Secret Cinema

Screening: a secret film in a secret location, "Max Headroom" in Santa Fe and a "capstone" project at Kimo.
V.26 No.18 | 5/4/2017
Creepy

Film Review

Creepy

Unsettling Japanese horror-hybrid knows how to make skin crawl

Creepy makes the most of its long-simmering atmosphere of tension and dread, shying away from clear psychological and supernatural resolutions, to provide enough unwholesome suggestions to make you look askance at your fellow man.
The Lost Boys

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Rogue History

See Rogue One on a big screen, Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and limited-edition “tribute” posters for classic cult films at Tractor’s tap room.
V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
The Transfiguration

Film Review

The Transfiguration

Gritty urban horror-drama contemplates the sad life of a vampire wannabe

Michael O’Shea’s savvy, self-conscious debut film, The Transfiguration, is best exerting its queasy magnetism on lovers of art-house horror, who will appreciate its subtle manipulations of the overworked vampire genre.
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Meditate On Meaning

Let Movies & Meaning awaken your spirit, take the Trollywood Tour and submit your film for Roswell Galacticon or Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017
Experiments in Cinema

Film Festival Preview

From Cuba With Love

Experiments in Cinema v12.3

Experiments in Cinema is a week-long extravaganza of eye-opening, mind-expanding experimental films and videos from around the globe, interspersed with parties, guest lectures, hands-on workshops and live multimedia performances.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017
Gifted

Film Review

Gifted

Dramedy about brains will hit you in the feels

Gifted is a calculated film, to be sure. Emotions will be manipulated, tears will be jerked. But it’s such a sweet-natured story, filled with such likable people, that it’s hard to remain cynical.
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Spaced Out

Sci-Fi ’50s Favorites are at Kimo, Valencia Leading Edge Film Festival spotlights documentary filmmaking and Experiments in Cinema goes Cuban.
V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
Your Name

Film Review

Your Name

Hugely popular Japanese anime explodes on American shores

Your Name is the sort of enjoyable, easy-to-access gateway drug that could introduce a whole new audience to the art of anime.
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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.