Movies


V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
The Hero

Film Review

The Hero

Sam Elliott’s fictional career looks suspiciously like his real one in slow-going indie drama

In The Hero, what aims to be a self-referential, self-deprecating, late-career look back in regret ends up as a frustratingly predictable film with an overqualified, underutilized star standing front-and-center.
Reel World

Reel World

Submit Your Cine

Submit your film to ¡Cine Magnífico!, take a workshop in storyboards, sip margaritas while watching Hairspray or hear Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Spanish.
V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Cars 3

Film Review

Cars 3

Sentimental and scenic, trilogy-ending sports flick cruises to the finish line

Cars 3 is no ironclad Pixar classic but it is a well made film that delivers more or less the same sentimental moral as the original and Larry the Cable Guy is hardly in this one at all.
Reel World

Reel World

Diné Docs

See the Navajo Documentary Film Tour, the Annual Feline Film Festival and The LEGO Batman Movie outdoors.
V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Paris Can Wait

Film Review

Paris Can Wait

Rambling romantic trip to Paris should have taken the bullet train

Paris Can Wait is exactly the sort of pretty, pseudo-exotic, post-menopausal romance you’d expect a wealthy, film-obsessed octogenarian to make in conjunction with Lifetime Films.
Reel World

Reel World

Pride in Pictures

See a documentary about a 19-year-old’s gender identity evolution, To Kill a Mockingbird at the Kimo or other movies in parks.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
My Cousin Rachel

Film Review

My Cousin Rachel

Love, marriage and maybe murder in merry olde England

Between My Cousin Rachel's intriguing opening and its punchy ending, the nuanced script and subtle direction successfully elevate du Maurier’s self-consciously old-fashioned source material.
Reel World

Reel World

Experience More

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience continues and movies show in parks and plazas.
V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
The Wedding Plan

Film Review

The Wedding Plan

Israeli romantic comedy eschews romance and comedy, but still finds sympathy for its undaunted heroine

The Wedding Plan never fully convinces as a romantic comedy but has a certain charm and velocity that’s hard to escape.
Reel World

Reel World

Mix It Up

The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience returns, while CineFesta Italia and a mixer for local filmmakers hit Santa Fe.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
The Lovers

Film Review

The Lovers

Married couple cheat on the cheaters they’re cheating with in admirably drab domestic dramedy

Yo Dawg, I heard you like cheating, so I put cheating in your cheating so you can cheat on your cheater.
All the King’s Men

Reel World

Politics on the Big Screen

All the King’s Men and the Feline Film Festival hit KiMo and “Writing and Imagining the Short Film” class happens at Arts Lab UNM.
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.
Reel World

Reel World

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.