V.27 No.12 | 3/22/2018
Icy family drama will make you glad you don’t live in Russia
Loveless is a stark, dark, often beautifully bleak “feelbad” family drama wrapped around the hardened core of a procedural crime thriller. It is, in short, an extraordinarily Russian film.
Indie Q film screenings and NMFF's New Mexico Actors Showcase return; Albuquerque Sol hosts Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit Story; New Mexico Film Office offers talk on how to make money off the film business.
V.27 No.11 | 3/15/2018
Master filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami ruminates on time, art and image with final film
Abbas Kiarostami evidently began what became 24 Frames by speculating on great works of art. Paintings are designed to capture one specific moment in time. What, he wondered, happened immediately before and after those famous “freeze frames” that the artists chose?
Submit to the State
New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase submission deadline looms, teens can screen their work at Desert Light Film Festival and director Kyle Henry introduces Rogers Park.
V.27 No.10 | 3/8/2018
A Fantastic Woman
Chilean drama examines grief and gender
A Fantastic Woman is a tiny character study of a film with an almost gut-wrenching impact.
A feast of festivals are happening: Taos Shortz Film Fest, Banff Mountain Film Festival and Italian Film & Culture Festival.
V.27 No.9 | 3/1/2018
The Celebrated and the Snubbed
A look at the 2018 Academy Awards nominations
The Oscars date back almost a century, a span of time that seems both epic in scope and shockingly brief. This year, who is getting a pat on the back and who is getting a kick in the butt?
Feature: Film Guide
Oscar Nominees 2018
Here’s your handy ballot for this year’s Oscars (telecast locally this Sunday, March 4 at 6pm on KOAT-7).
Submit to Santa Fe
Drive north for the "Hap and Leonard" season 3 pilot episode sneak preview or south for the Las Cruces International Film Festival. Early bird (i.e. cheapest) deadline approaches for submitting your film to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
V.27 No.8 | 2/22/2018
Afrofuturist epic takes superheroics in a fresh direction
Black Panther stakes out its own unique territory, mixing the royal backstabbing and intrigue of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones” with the impossibly high-tech, glowing bodysuit action of Disney’s Tron.
See how female filmmakers are interacting with issues connected to the US-Mexico border and learn how to make films from them. Nasario Remembers the Río Puerco returns and find out how to become a background extra.
V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Have a Nice Day
Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter
Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.
Better Than the Book?
See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.
See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.