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V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
Only the Brave

Film Review

Only The Brave

Hotshots fight fire with fire in true-life tragedy

Celebrating the bravery and brotherhood of cocky, good-looking American boys battling a nameless, faceless foe is Only the Brave’s job and it does so with a single-mindedness that makes it strong, tense and emotionally gripping.
Reel World

Reel World

China Crisis

Chinese Couplets, the filthy John Waters, goat cuddling, a Max Evans documentary or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live musical score.
Mindhunter trailer

Idiot Box

Chatting with Killers

“Mindhunter” on Netflix

Some may find “Mindhunter” a bit too chatty, and it does take getting past the first episode for things to click into place. Once our protagonists start going face-to-face with killers, though, the show has a sneaky, edgy thrill.
1922 trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
Reel World

Reel World

Frida on Film

Free The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo and The Whole Wide World screenings, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns.
Ghosted trailer

Idiot Box

Attack of the Clones

“Ghosted” on FOX

FOX’s new series “Ghosted” lazily riffs on the “X-Files” formula without ever developing an original idea of its own.
I Love You, America song

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017
Thirst Street

Film Review

Thirst Street

Erotic thriller or winking parody: sexy indie straddles the line

The softcore European erotica of the ’70s had a dark, cautionary edge to it, and Thirst Street carries this inspiration forward into its natural, horror movie extreme.
Phantasm

Reel World

Phantasm Man

Attend a Phantasm event in Santa Fe, see Texan-Italian cult comedy Tiramisu For Two or go to a Q&A about Hollywood screenwriting.

Idiot Box

Cape Fear

“Marvel’s Inhumans” on ABC/“The Gifted” on FOX

The X-Men’s ongoing trope of “teenage mutants as metaphor for outcast outsiders of all stripes” is wearing a bit thin after more than 50 years, but “The Gifted” works thanks to a solid cast, a gritty look and some propulsive action. Here’s hoping “Inhumans” steps it up.
Spielberg trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.26 No.39 | 9/28/2017
Battles of the Sexes

Film Review

Battle of the Sexes

Sporting flashback has a lot to say about gender, sexuality

Battle of the Sexes is about two people trying to figure out who and what they are—at a time when society is happy to dictate exactly who and what they are.
Reel World

Reel World

Final Friday

See Hidden Figures, Nasario Remembers the Rio Puerco or “High Desert Indie—New Directors Debut." And a $2,000 grant is available to one deserving filmmaker to help pay for post-production costs.
9JKL preview

Idiot Box

Television Dead Pool

Which of the new fall shows will be the first to die?

Which of the over-hyped, underwhelming new fall TV shows will be the first to face the dreaded ax of cancellation? Place your bets.
Gerald’s Game trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.