V.27 No.46 | 11/15/2018
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.
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 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.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
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.
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” 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.
V.27 No.44 | 11/1/2018
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.
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” 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.
V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
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 Silent Treatment
Among this week's terrors are the The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Practical Magic, Bad Clowns and the Haunted KiMo Tour.
The Boo Tube
Halloween around the dial
Here’s a look at what’s haunting the airwaves this week.