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V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
12 Strong

Film Review

12 Strong

Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on

Those inclined to see a movie about the unquestioned heroism of American soldiers (and cannily employing the word “strong”) will like the patriotic dustup of 12 Strong just fine.
Along For the Ride

Reel World

Hopp On

See a Dennis Hopper documentary or Bless Me, Ultima. Travis Miller shows off some films and invites you to be in his next one.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Call Me By Your Name

Film Review

Call Me By Your Name

Languid romance withers under the Tuscan sun

Stripped of its postcard beauty and its academic pretensions, Call Me By Your Name is little more than a soapy, overlong melodrama.
I Am Not Your Negro

Reel World

MLK Day Teaser

See I Am Not Your Negro or go to a screenwriting workshop.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
Ready Player One

Film News

Scanning Our Cinematic Future

What does the 2018 box office have in store?

Gazing into our crystal ball looking for signs of the year to come isn’t all that difficult when it comes to the movie industry. Hollywood has already mapped out the year’s biggest release dates.
Dark Tower

Reel World

King-Sized Fantasy

Free The Dark Tower screening at the Central & Unser library and submissions are being taken for New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase and the “Let’s Make a Western” grant.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017
Bladerunner 2049

Film News

From Blade Runners to Billboards

The best films of 2017

Hollywood had a great year pumping out innovative, entertaining and downright rule-breaking mainstream blockbusters.
The Mummy

Film News

From Mummies to Ghosts

The worst films of 2017

Despite Hollywood's successes this year, it wasn't without blame when it comes to bad movies.
V.26 No.51 | 12/21/2017
The Shape of Water

Film Review

The Shape of Water

Peculiar romance finds the beating heart below the scaly surface of a misunderstood monster

Surrender to the sensual cinematic visuals and the humid air of sexual tension surrounding The Shape of Water and you’re sure to be swept up in its particular, peculiar tide.
Reel World

Reel World

Pre-Christmas Christmas

A Christmas Story screens again, all eight Harry Potter films play at KiMo and The Guild takes a day off.
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V.26 No.50 | 12/14/2017
Hedy Lamarr

Film Review

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Hollywood documentary embraces beauty and brains

Hedy Lamarr, actress and inventor, gets the documentary biopic treatment she so sorely deserves with Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story.

Reel World

Shoot Yer Eye Out

A Christmas Story screens, Phil Duran teaches police tactics for actors and Albuquerque’s homegrown anime convention returns.
V.26 No.49 | 12/7/2017
The Disaster Artist

Film Review

The Disaster Artist

Actor-director James Franco transforms into actor-director Tommy Wiseau

The Disaster Artist is both a hilarious comedy of errors and a touching love letter to Hollywood. Add to that The Disaster Artist’s meta-humorous “film within a film”/“good actors playing bad actors” japery, and you’ve got the makings of a cult film about making a cult film.

Reel World

Documentary of the Dead

See the history of America’s Spanish colonists who settled in Florida in 1565, or Where God Left His Shoes or Baraka.
V.26 No.48 | 11/30/2017
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Film Review

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Crime doesn’t pay and neither does justice in pitch perfect comedy-drama

Between its corrosive sense of humor, its jaundiced look at small-town Americana and its cynicism about the entire concept of “justice,” Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri probably isn’t for mainstream audiences looking for a simple larf, but those attracted to interesting shadows will find a wealth of rewards here.