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V.24 No.27 | 7/2/2015
Earl and me (not pictured: dying girl)

Film Review

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Teenage dramedy avoids cliché, but not sympathy

By Devin D. O’Leary
Dying is easy thanks to sweetly snarky teenage dramedy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Chicago on fire

Artist Judy Chicago debuts documentary, Civic Plaza becomes a walk-in theater, The Overnight Director Skypes with Santa Fe.
V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015
Inside Out

Film Review

Inside Out

Pixar’s emotional new fantasy has all the feels

By Devin D. O’Leary
Pixar’s cerebral new cartoon Inside Out has all the feels.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

KiMo cinema

KiMo Theater screens ‘90s Batman marathon, New Mexico Film Foundation meets with filmmakers, the 48 Hour Film Project combs Albuquerque for teams.
V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015
“ ... It’s the tie, isn’t it?”

Film Review

The Connection

French crime film makes connection to classic American gangster sagas of yesteryear

By Devin D. O’Leary
The French version of The French Connection is known as The Connection. (The “French” part is implied.)
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Bad romance

Grease at the Santa Fe Railyard, Back to the Future under the wings at the Museum of Nuclear Science and a teen film camp at South Broadway Cultural Center.
V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015
“Groovy, baby!”

Film Review

Saint Laurent

French biopic about famed fashion designer gives us glorious surface, poor structure

By Devin D. O’Leary
French biopic Saint Laurent takes languid look at fashion icons life.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Summer kids’ movies

Summer kids’ movies now weekly at local theaters, Creature double feature comes to KiMo, local casting company looks for kids to go corporate.
Cobain

I Like to Watch (Instantly)

Heck of a Montage, Kurt

By August March
Montage of Heck makes use of Cobain’s personal artifacts to tell a tale that rises up from the world of rock music and comes to reside in the realm of American culture as a portrait of one our nation’s great makers.
V.24 No.23 | 6/4/2015
Rock and roll sounds so much better with matching suits.

Film Review

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Musical documentary charts the sounds of love and war

By Devin D. O’Leary
Musical documentary charts the sounds of love and war in swingin’ ’60s Cambodia.
Icon Cinema exterior

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Building an Icon

New Mexico-based Icon Cinemas moves into the old Four Hills Theater space with a brand-new, luxury movie house.
V.24 No.22 | 5/28/2015
Life May Be

Film News

By Devin D. O’Leary

Meditate on Movies

A “new kind of festival” is coming to Albuquerque in the form of Movies and Meaning. Described by organizers as a “dream space festival” for people who “love stories and light,” the four-day festival will feature film, workshops and special guests—not to mention “dancing, magic and you.”
V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015
“Wanna make out and then milk some cows?”

Film Review

Far from the Madding Crowd

Gritty, 19th-century English romance finds love and hate down on the farm

By Devin D. O’Leary
Far from the Madding Crowd is a rough romance.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Walk-in movies

The open-air cinema series Movies on the Plaza picks up this Friday, May 22, at Downtown Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza. From 4 to 8pm, food trucks will gather around the Plaza as part of ABQ Food Fridays.
Jurassic World

Feature: Film Guide

Sequels, Remakes, Reboots and More!

Summer Film Guide 2015

By Devin D. O’Leary
Devin O’Leary’s synopsis of all the hotter months’ movies.

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