V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction
Black Panther stakes out its own unique territory, mixing the royal backstabbing and intrigue of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” with the impossibly high-tech, glowing bodysuit action of Disney’s Tron.
See how female filmmakers are interacting with issues connected to the US-Mexico border, and learn how to make films from them. Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns and find out how to become a background extra.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Have a Nice Day
Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter
Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.
Better Than the Book?
See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.
See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018
Shot in State, Shown in State
New Mexico Film Week 2018
New Mexico Film Week 2018 is a collaborative effort between many organizations to bring government film offices, film festivals, film businesses and filmmakers together and market them to the film industry, both in and out of state.
V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018
In the Fade
Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society
There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.
Bless Me, Ultima takes Red Sky At Morning's spot at NHCC’s BoA Theatre. Learn about the state's film incentives and George & Michael Kuchar.
V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on
Those inclined to see a movie about the unquestioned heroism of American soldiers (and cannily employing the word “strong”) will like the patriotic dustup of 12 Strong just fine.
See a Dennis Hopper documentary or Bless Me, Ultima. Travis Miller shows off some films and invites you to be in his next one.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Call Me By Your Name
Languid romance withers under the Tuscan sun
Stripped of its postcard beauty and its academic pretensions, Call Me By Your Name is little more than a soapy, overlong melodrama.
MLK Day Teaser
See I Am Not Your Negro or go to a screenwriting workshop.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
Scanning Our Cinematic Future
What does the 2018 box office have in store?
Gazing into our crystal ball looking for signs of the year to come isn’t all that difficult when it comes to the movie industry. Hollywood has already mapped out the year’s biggest release dates.
Free The Dark Tower screening at the Central & Unser library and submissions are being taken for New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase and the “Let’s Make a Western” grant.