V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
Only The Brave
Hotshots fight fire with fire in true-life tragedy
Celebrating the bravery and brotherhood of cocky, good-looking American boys battling a nameless, faceless foe is Only the Brave’s job and it does so with a single-mindedness that makes it strong, tense and emotionally gripping.
Chinese Couplets, the filthy John Waters, goat cuddling, a Max Evans documentary or The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live musical score.
V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
Frida on Film
Free The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo and The Whole Wide World screenings, and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017
Erotic thriller or winking parody: sexy indie straddles the line
The softcore European erotica of the ’70s had a dark, cautionary edge to it, and Thirst Street carries this inspiration forward into its natural, horror movie extreme.
Attend a Phantasm event in Santa Fe, see Texan-Italian cult comedy Tiramisu For Two or go to a Q&A about Hollywood screenwriting.
V.26 No.39 | 9/28/2017
Battle of the Sexes
Sporting flashback has a lot to say about gender, sexuality
Battle of the Sexes is about two people trying to figure out who and what they are—at a time when society is happy to dictate exactly who and what they are.
See Hidden Figures, Nasario Remembers the Rio Puerco or “High Desert Indie—New Directors Debut." And a $2,000 grant is available to one deserving filmmaker to help pay for post-production costs.
V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
Unvarnished memoir of the Boston bombings trades exploitation for emotion
Stronger is a refreshingly down-to-earth look at recent, real-world horrors that is neither “too soon!” nor too manipulative.
Bruce Campbell is selling autographed books, there's a “Let’s Make a Western” fundraiser and Mulan is showing at Civic Plaza.
V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017
Summer Cinema Meltdown
The good, the bad and the ugly of 2017’s box office
2017’s summer movie box office has come to an end and like a roller coaster, it was a season of highs and lows with a hell of an exciting finish.
Go see ¡Cine Magnífico!, Spirited Away or The General.
V.26 No.36 | 9/7/2017
Neither Wolf Nor Dog
Roadtrip through Lakota country is slow but sincere in its message
In Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a Minnesota-based writer travels to meet an inscrutable elder Native, to learn and tell his story.
Times (They Are A-Changin’)
Alibi’s film section has stopped carrying complete film times for Albuquerque.
V.26 No.35 | 8/31/2017
8 Mile goes to Jersey in beat-dropping indie drama
There’s just enough charisma and likability on display throughout Patti Cake$ to make you wish the man behind it were as interested in originality as he was in sentimental manipulation, crowd-pleasing formulas and rhyming insults.
George Grants a Grant
A grant is available for your science fiction or fantasy film idea, there’s a stage reading series to debug your dialog and a fundraiser for The Deadly Link documentary. Or just watch Sing at Civic Plaza.