V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
An interview with The Signal director William Eubank
By Devin D. O’Leary
With the sci-fi mindbender The Signal hitting theaters this Friday, we chat with director William Eubank about shooting the film right here in New Mexico.
V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Inflammatory Vices: Is Joanna Newsom starring in P.T. Anderson's new film?
By Mark Lopez [ Thu Aug 8 2013 2:32 PM ]
You might know Paul Thomas Anderson's work, from Boogie Nights to Magnolia to There Will Be Blood. Let's pause right there because I have to give a small shout-out to the latter, which I consider to be Anderson's masterpiece. From the elaborate landscapes to Jonny Greenwood’s sinister score to Daniel Day-Lewis' thrilling performance as oil man Daniel Plainview, the movie marked a new turn for Anderson, showing that while his artistic eye can hone in on masterful shots with specific detail, he can also take on grand ideas with the gusto of a man who has a firm handle on his craft. And who can forget the “I drink your milkshake” scene. Fantastic stuff.
Several blogs are thrilled at the possibility that famed singer/
Although it’s pure speculation at this point, it would be pretty exciting for Newsom to be in a feature film; she has already made her mark in the music world, releasing three fantastic records, including the incredible Ys, but she's started popping up in other places, including a guest spot on “Portlandia,” playing a busy mother in MGMT's music video for “Kids,” and appearing on “7 Minutes in Heaven” with Mike O'Brien. The last thing we saw from P.T. Anderson was last year’s The Master. While that film was an excellent addition to Anderson's already impressive cinematic portfolio, here's hoping the next one tops it.
V.22 No.17 | 4/25/2013
The Art of War
An interview with writer-director Kim Nguyen of the Academy Award-nominated drama War Witch
By Lauren Wissot
Writer-director Kim Nguyen’s deeply affecting drama War Witch spent most of last year on the film fest circuit. Boasting beautiful cinematography and patient artistry, Nguyen’s flick doesn’t merely tell the tale of 12-year-old Komona, an African girl forced into becoming a child soldier. It envelops the audience in an entire world, playing out like a horror film set in paradise. Alibi was lucky enough to speak with the French-Canadian filmmaker prior to the film’s New Mexico premiere.
V.18 No.47 | 11/19/2009
Made in New Mexico DVDs
By Devin O’Leary
Plenty of big-budget Hollywood movies have been shot here in New Mexico (Transformers, Terminator Salvation), but we've also got our own homegrown film industry filled with talented writers, directors and actors. Here's just a sample of some of the local indie efforts available on DVD.
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