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V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
Eating Animals

Film Review

Eating Animals

Farming documentary hopes to influence food choices

Eating Animals spends its time talking about sustainable alternative solutions to factory farms, giving in to neither hardcore carnivores nor militant animal lovers.
Reel World

Reel World

Jews on Film

This week you can go to the Jewish Film Festival, Family Movie Night (Jurassic World), NMFF's annual Summer Soiree Fundraiser and Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood returns with Almost Famous.
V.27 No.26 | 6/28/2018
The Great Silence
Courtesy of Film Movement

Film Review

The Great Silence

Classic Italian Western is restored to its cold, dark glory

Sergio Corbucci's 1968 masterpiece The Great Silence has been digitally restored for its 50th anniversary and it's brutal, uncompromising and visually sweeping.
Reel World

Reel World

Film History 101

New Mexico film historian and author Jeff Berg hosts a night of films and discussions, see Star Wars: The Last Jedi on DynaTheater’s towering movie screen or Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone at a library, and the early bird deadline approaches for submissions to both the 48 Hour Film Project and the Las Cruces International Film Festival.
V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
It’s not truly a “heist” until disguises are involved.
Courtesy of The Orchard

Film Review

American Animals

Genre-bending crime thriller incorporates documentary techniques in its true(?)-life narrative

American Animals intercuts interview footage of the real-life people behind the story with scripted scenes of the actors portraying them, but subverts the docudrama trappings.
Reel World

Reel World

Fake News Goes Local

Get coaching and filming on your monologue, learn how to take advantage of the state’s filmmaking tax credit system and hear a talk about the pitfalls and importance of modern-day 24/7 media coverage after watching Ace in the Hole.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
Yup, those are mountains, all right.
Greenwich Entertainment

Film Review

Mountain

This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep

Australian writer-director Jennifer Peedom’s rather bluntly titled Mountain could have easily expanded its title to Mountains: What Are They, and Why Are They So Popular?
Reel World

Reel World

Submit!

Submit your work to the Gallup Film Festival; send your kids to Summer Break Make-A-Movie Camp; see 25th anniversary screening of Falling Down, the results of the 66 Hour Digital Shootout or professional local actors perform reading of No Place screenplay.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
Toni Collette, during a calmer moment, in Hereditary.

Film Interview

From Here to Hereditary

An interview with writer-director Ari Aster

We interview Hereditary's writer and director, Ari Aster.
Ol’ Max himself
courtesy of the producers

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Max Experience

Get out to the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience or go to Gallup to participate in a 66 Hour Digital Shootout.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story

Film Review

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The now-divisive franchise has fun with a propulsive prequel

Solo: A Star Wars Story, isn’t (and can’t be) all things to all people, but does just about everything it conceivably can to earn the praise of moviegoers.
Reel World

Reel World

Drag It Out

This week, enjoy a Big Gay Movie Night, the Full Draw Film Festival, a “¡COLORES!” double feature and the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.
V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
1945

Film Review

1945

Stark drama tackles postwar Europe’s Dirty Little Secret

1945 plays out as an inevitable march toward an unavoidable, dreadful confrontation. A bill is coming due, and there are a lot of people unwilling to pay up.
Reel World

Reel World

Heroes at the Library

Justice League for free, go to some fun food-and-movie pairings, see the "Shirts!" short or party like it's Y2K software modification billing day at the “Budgeting & Accounting for the Film Industry" talk.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
Deadpool 2

Film Review

Deadpool 2

The Merc With a Mouth comes again

If you have no idea who freakin’ Shatterstar is, you’re still going to get some rock solid belly laughs out of Deadpool 2, but the deeper your knowledge of early-’90s comic books, the more you’re going to feel fan-serviced.