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V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
“Who wants cake?”

Film Review

Wild Tales

Energetic Argentine anthology believes revenge is a dish best served on fire

By Devin D. O’Leary
Energetic Argentine anthology Wild Tales feels revenge is a dish best served on fire.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dangerous curves

Dead Billy screens at South Broadway, Left For Dead hits Launchpad, Sweet Georgia Brown pays tribute to African-American women in WWII.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015
Northern Ireland: Come for the car bombings, stay for the ethno-nationalist conflict.

Film Review

’71

Fast-paced British thriller drops viewers into the middle of the Northern Ireland conflict for some bruising action

By Devin D. O’Leary
Gripping thriller ’71 looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland from behind enemy lines.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Cinematic Comanche

LaDonna Harris introduces Indian 101 at Pueblo Cultural Center, Taos Shortz shows up north and New Mexico Women in Film lauches its Short Film Fest.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015

Film Review

Cinderella

Non-update of classic Disney fairy tale is as comfortable and worn-out as an old shoe

By Devin D. O’Leary
Disney remakes Cinderella without the animation.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Fantasy come true

Peter S. Beagle introduces The Last Unicorn, Indie Q returns to KiMo, Film or Flight Youth Film Festival takes off and the New Mexico Actor’s Showcase shows off.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
The local playground leaves something to be desired.

Film Review

Leviathan

Grim Russian recasting of Biblical parable is intimate, challenging

By Devin D. O’Leary
Russian realist recasts Biblical parable in dark drama Leviathan.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Alien nation

Alien films at KiMo, Samurai Cinema at St. John’s, the Desert Light Film Competition in Alamogordo.
V.24 No.9 | 2/26/2015

Film News

Polishing the Old Oscar

A Monday morning wrap-up of this year’s Academy Awards

By Devin D. O’Leary
The good, the bad and the weird of this year’s Academy Awards telecast.
V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015
“Go out there and run faster than all the other kids. ... Boom. Inspiration.”

Film Review

McFarland, USA

Standard-issue “inspirational sports movie” still manages to inspire

By Devin D. O’Leary
Inspirational true-life sports movie McFarland, USA sticks to the formula, still manages to inspire.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Flying down to Rio

In this week’s Reel World, Billy Jack returns, Black Orpheus celebrates Carnival, and the Oscars come to the KiMo.
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V.24 No.7 |

news

The Daily Word in bulldozing the Bosque, movie moms and R. Crumb

By Lisa Barrow and Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Tue Feb 17 2015 4:37 PM ]
The Daily Word

Want to rally Wednesday afternoon to halt construction in the Bosque?

Balance out those avocados with some spicy chile. Capsaicin "appears to prevent weight gain in mice that are fed a high-fat diet."

Why do prosecutors always get their way?

Alibi writer Genevieve Mueller noticed something strange about movie moms.

The younger Bush can't escape the legacy of his older, poodle-painting brother.

Are insurance companies rewriting Hurricane Sandy damage reports to save money?

Avail yourself of R. Crumb's regimen for staying sane.

V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
“I really need to know: Team Edward or Team Jacob?”

Film Review

Still Alice

Alzheimer’s hits hard in simple family drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Oscar-nominated psychological drama Still Alice addresses the horror of Alzheimer’s head-on.

Reel World

TED-E!

TEDxABQ explores entertainment, Red Sky at Morning screens, Warehose 508 launches Film or Flight.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015
“Zut alors! Even our ice cream sucks.”

Film Review

Two Days, One Night

Simple, working-class story about job security delivers Oscar-worthy drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Working-class film from Belgium finds Oscar-quality drama in economic insecurity.
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