V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
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.
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
Courtesy of Film Movement
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.
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
Courtesy of The Orchard
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.
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
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?
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
From Here to Hereditary
An interview with writer-director Ari Aster
We interview Hereditary's writer and director, Ari Aster.
courtesy of the producers
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.