V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
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.
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
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.
MLK Day Teaser
See I Am Not Your Negro or go to a screenwriting workshop.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
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.
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
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.
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
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.
A Christmas Story screens again, all eight Harry Potter films play at KiMo and The Guild takes a day off.
V.26 No.50 | 12/14/2017
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.
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
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.
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
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.