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V.27 No.46 | 11/15/2018
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Film Review

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

You’re a mediocre one, Mr. Grinch

With nothing fresh or original or particularly clever to add to what already exists, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is like that Christmas sweater you get every year from your aunt.

Reel World

Get High

The Reel Rock Film Tour and Pueblo Film Fest happen this week, and Fake News: Journalism in Film concludes with All the President’s Men.
The Bisexual trailer

Idiot Box

The B Word

“The Bisexual” on Hulu

At a glance, “The Bisexual” may not be for you. Commit to it for an episode or three, however, and you might find yourself rewarded with a witty, spiky, lovably snarky sitcom that plays like an indie dramedy.
A Prayer For Mr. T: The SuperMansion Thanksgiving Special trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
“Nope, still not drunk enough.”

Film Review

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

F is for Fraudulence

When you look at it in a certain light, all authors are liars, but there’s also something rebellious and cheeky about it and it’s this morally ambiguous middle-ground that Can You Ever Forgive Me? finds so fertile.

Reel World

Stand and Deliver

New Mexico filmmakers show shorts and trailers and there are free screenings of A Place to Stand and Osimi. Physicist and mathematician Dave Thomas presents examples of “scientific animation”—that is, computer-generated movies to illustrate complex phenomena, optical illusions and more.
LEGO Star Wars: All Stars teaser

Idiot Box

It’s Bricky

“LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars” on Disney XD

Most of “LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars"'s shorts clock in under five minutes and barely have room for a story. Clearly, they’re aimed at youngsters, who will appreciate the fast-paced shenanigans and the frequent slapstick comedy, but adults in the audience aren’t given a lot to digest.
Tell Me A Story trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.44 | 11/1/2018
Suspiria

Film Review

Suspiria

Remake of cult horror classic engages in mesmerizing, confounding dance of death

Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake is ravishing, challenging, dark, erotic, gruesome, punishing and pretentious all at once—the sort of film that neatly divides audiences into “didn’t get it” and “gotta see it again to figure it all out” camps.
Reel World

Reel World

Another One Bites the …

See Coco, go to the Spooktacular Night“mare” at the Museum or see Bohemian Rhapsody with Rhapsody Bohemian Pilsner and an I’m Just a Po’ Boy Steak Sandwich. Oh, and the Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline is here.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina trailer

Idiot Box

Witching Hour

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” on Netflix

Though “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” rejects traditional fundamentalist Satanism, the preachiness doesn't bog down the show’s overall sense of horrifying fun. With the frequent bloodletting, hints of sexual activity and wall-to-wall demonic shenanigans—it’s clear this is not your grandparents’ Sabrina.
Clique trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
Halloween

Film Review

Halloween

Familiar fright film comes out slashing

Halloween has got energy, style, a couple of fresh ideas and a bunch of gruesome murders. It’s good, all right; but it’s not great. Should it be? Does it have to be?
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Reel World

The Silent Treatment

Among this week's terrors are the The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Practical Magic, Bad Clowns and the Haunted KiMo Tour.
Spirits of the Dead trailer

Idiot Box

The Boo Tube

Halloween around the dial

Here’s a look at what’s haunting the airwaves this week.