V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
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.
See the Navajo Documentary Film Tour, the Annual Feline Film Festival and The LEGO Batman Movie outdoors.
“Blood Drive” on Syfy
With its new trashy-and-proud-of-it action drama “Blood Drive,” Syfy veers into the uncharted realm of grindhouse exploitation.
There are monsters in "The Mist" and in "Hotel Transylvania: The Series" but in Okja, who are the real monsters?
V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
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.
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.
What Up, Dog?
“Hey Duggee” on Nick Jr.
Hey, Duggee, I’m kind of addicted to your cartoon show, but I have a few questions.
’80s style punks with guns, a nostalgic BBC costume drama and for some reason an old scandal named Watergate is on peoples’ minds again.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
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.
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience continues and movies show in parks and plazas.
“Claws” on TNT
“Claws”’s mix of rowdy comedy, rude shocks and good, old-fashioned Florida noir tell us this could be a down-and-dirty adventure worth sticking with.
Syfy has a new grindhouse exploitation series, Orphan Black's fifth and final season gets underway and Smithsonian has amazing monkeys.
V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
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.
Mix It Up
The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience returns, while CineFesta Italia and a mixer for local filmmakers hit Santa Fe.
Fall Break (Part 2)
The 2017/18 upfront season
What else can we look forward to watching (or not) in what the networks call "upfront season?"