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V.26 No.3 | 1/19/2017
20th Century Women

Film Review

20th Century Women

Coming-of-age dramedy looks for family in friends

By Devin D. O’Leary
20th Century Women is an ensemble cast character sketch, imagining its people as products of their late 1970s era and environment.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Lunch & Learn

New Mexico Women in Film kicks off its 2017 “Brown Bag Lunch & Learn” series and New Mexico Film Foundation wants N.M. girls to make movies.
V.26 No.2 | 1/12/2017
“I’ll take two.”

Film Review

Elle

Script-flipping European thriller finds Isabelle Huppert getting down with her bad self

By Devin D. O’Leary
Alibi film expert Devin O’Leary discusses Paul Verhoeven’s latest work, Elle.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Reel Runs Out

Reel New Mexico ends its run, a New Mexico-based documentary titled Nasario Remembers the Rio Puerco will be screened in Santa, there will be a screening party for 2 Years of Love and KiMo Theatre continues to show cinematic gems.
V.26 No.1 | 1/5/2017
There’s the ocean. And there are the waves.

Film Review

Ocean Waves

Animated story of teenage love finally washes up on American shores

By Devin D. O’Leary
Ocean Waves, an animated story of teenage love, finally washes up on American Shores
V.25 No.52 | 12/29/2016
The Handmaiden

Film News

The 10 Best Films of 2016

Superheroes, first ladies, road warriors and cute rabbits

By Devin D. O’Leary
The best films of 2016 include Villeneuve’s Arrival, the next installment of Captain America’s tale, a mystical view of the Amazon and a biopic about Mrs. Kennedy.
V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Jackie

Film Review

Jackie

Camelot is born in media-savvy biopic about JFK’s grieving widow

By Devin D. O’Leary
Jackie is an intellectual, visually stylized exercise in nostalgia and myth-making—crystalizing the moment when politics became more about optics.
V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016
La La Land

Film Review

La La Land

Modern-day musical should garner fans despite flaws

By Devin D. O’Leary
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is lovingly assembled and will nab fans with its sheer nostalgic novelty.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Quadri-City Fiesta

New Mexico Women in Film Fiesta submission deadline approaches, Chicago’s best shorts screen here and predators invade the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science.
V.25 No.49 | 12/8/2016
Incarnate

Film Review

Incarnate

The devil is not in the details in redundant new exorcism drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Incarnate is terribly derivative and made up of random scraps of a whole bunch of other movies—right down to the “gosh, where have I seen that before?” ending.
Almost Paris

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Film in the Fe

Experience the Santa Fe Film Festival from Dec. 7 through Dec. 11. Selections run the gamut from shorts to documentaries, romantic dramas and sports films, too.
V.25 No.48 | 12/1/2016
Moana

Film Review

Moana

Disney sets sail in the South Seas with a mythical new toon

By Devin D. O’Leary
Moana's got everything you love about Disney animated movies, but for all the tradition, this one’s playful about its roots, poking fun at Disney’s endless princess franchise.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Poster Purchase

Guild Cinema sells off posters, SFCC offers film industry training program, Kimo continues "Comics in Disguise" and NMFF takes submissions for actors showcase.
V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Holiday Film

Your 2016 Holiday Film Guide

Assassins, vampires, rebel scum and singing animals

By Devin D. O’Leary
Thanksgiving is a time for assassins, vampires, rebel scum and singing animals.
V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016
Pussy Riot

Film Review

A Street Cat Named Bob

Felines and heroin make for an odd mix in feel-good British drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Felines and heroin make for an odd mix in this feel-good British drama.
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