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V.26 No.8 | 2/23/2017
The Red Turtle

Film Review

The Red Turtle

Silent tale of survival holds surprising depth

By Devin D. O’Leary
The Academy Award-nominated The Red Turtle has surprising depth and is positively hypnotic.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Watch and Win

This week’s cinematic activities include an Oscar viewing party at the DoubleTree, a museum exhibit about New Mexico in film and TV, the documentary My Choice and a film on bowhunting at the South Broadway Cultural Center.
imperial walker
Samuel Kerwin

Feature: Film Guide

2017 Oscar Ballot

Use this year’s Weekly Alibi-generated Academy Awards ballot to shock co-workers, impress neighbors or just to enjoy the tastiest fruit from this year’s filmic tree!

V.26 No.7 | 2/16/2017
Toni Erdmann

Film Review

Toni Erdmann

German comedy-drama finds odd connection between ridiculous father and uptight daughter

By Devin D. O’Leary
One sure sign of this German dramedy's success is how quickly the American remake rights were snapped up.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Act Fast!

Apply to the New Mexico Actors Showcase, learn How to Sell Your Film, take a workshop in TV commercials or see Voces Inocentes.
V.26 No.6 | 2/9/2017
Pear Cider and Cigarettes

Film Review

2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films (Animated)

This year’s short films are long on talent

By Devin D. O’Leary
The Oscar-nominated animated short films screening at the Guild Cinema are a diverse collection.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Pajama Jam

In which The Pajama Men briefly return to their Duke City roots…
V.26 No.5 | 2/2/2017
Julieta

Film Review

Julieta

Spanish provocateur returns with a surprisingly low-key melodrama about familial guilt

By Devin D. O’Leary
Almodóvar is back with a colorful new melodrama, Julieta.
Reel World

Reel World

Breakfast Love

Sceenings of The Breakfast Club and Yochi at the Guild Cinema are complemented by showings of books that became movies at the historic KiMo.
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V.26 No.4 | 1/26/2017
xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Film Review

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

The Xander Zone returns, taking us all back to the era of exxxtreme

By Devin D. O’Leary
Is there any point to criticizing a lunkheaded Vin Diesel action movie for being a lunkheaded Vin Diesel action movie? Get ready for the Xander Zone.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Cry Wolf

This week check out a screening of Dances With Werewolves, send your latest script to Tale Writers or viddy Buñuel’s Tristana at the NHCC.
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 our 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.
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