V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Sam Elliott’s fictional career looks suspiciously like his real one in slow-going indie drama
In The Hero, what aims to be a self-referential, self-deprecating, late-career look back in regret ends up as a frustratingly predictable film with an overqualified, underutilized star standing front-and-center.
Submit Your Cine
Submit your film to ¡Cine Magnífico!, take a workshop in storyboards, sip margaritas while watching Hairspray or hear Vicky Cristina Barcelona in Spanish.
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.
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.
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.
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.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
Married couple cheat on the cheaters they’re cheating with in admirably drab domestic dramedy
Yo Dawg, I heard you like cheating, so I put cheating in your cheating so you can cheat on your cheater.
Politics on the Big Screen
All the King’s Men and the Feline Film Festival hit KiMo and “Writing and Imagining the Short Film” class happens at Arts Lab UNM.
V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Richard Gere commits to character in influence-peddling drama
If your attention span is sturdy enough and your interest in international business/Israeli politics strong enough to get you through a swamp of wordy details, Norman is worth catching for the committed character work of Richard Gere.
Attend “Indie Film Night" at the Albuquerque Museum, cuddle with a baby goat and enjoy a movie, and submit your film for 2017 NM Filmmakers Showcase.
V.26 No.19 | 5/11/2017
Feature: Film Guide
Sequels, Superheroes, Sharks, Spirits, Squirrels and Shoot-’Em-Ups
Summer film guide 2017
Use this guide to navigate the possibilities available to you at your local cineplex between Memorial Day and Labor Day.