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V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
The Transfiguration

Film Review

The Transfiguration

Gritty urban horror-drama contemplates the sad life of a vampire wannabe

By Devin D. O’Leary
Michael O’Shea’s savvy, self-conscious debut film, The Transfiguration, is best exerting its queasy magnetism on lovers of art-house horror, who will appreciate its subtle manipulations of the overworked vampire genre.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Meditate On Meaning

Let Movies & Meaning awaken your spirit, take the Trollywood Tour and submit your film for Roswell Galacticon or Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017
Experiments in Cinema

Film Festival Preview

From Cuba With Love

Experiments in Cinema v12.3

By Devin D. O’Leary
Experiments in Cinema is a week-long extravaganza of eye-opening, mind-expanding experimental films and videos from around the globe, interspersed with parties, guest lectures, hands-on workshops and live multimedia performances.
Reel World

Reel World

Film x Four

Go to the New Mexico Women in Film quad-city fiesta, learn about Western films or see the Shooting Stars.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017
Gifted

Film Review

Gifted

Dramedy about brains will hit you in the feels

By Devin D. O’Leary
Gifted is a calculated film, to be sure. Emotions will be manipulated, tears will be jerked. But it’s such a sweet-natured story, filled with such likable people, that it’s hard to remain cynical.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Spaced Out

Sci-Fi ’50s Favorites are at Kimo, Valencia Leading Edge Film Festival spotlights documentary filmmaking and Experiments in Cinema goes Cuban.
V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
Your Name

Film Review

Your Name

Hugely popular Japanese anime explodes on American shores

By Devin D. O’Leary
Your Name is the sort of enjoyable, easy-to-access gateway drug that could introduce a whole new audience to the art of anime.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Run, Rabbit, Run

Watch Watership Down to raise funds for rabbits, see architects pimp their works in free shorts and get ready to dress up as your favorite Big Lebowski character.
V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017
The Boss Baby

Film Review

The Boss Baby

Weirdly conceived kiddy cartoon bogs down in confusing mythology

By Devin D. O’Leary
The bones of an interesting story are scattered throughout the film, but The Boss Baby is a convoluted idea with no coherent narrative and too many butt jokes.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Time is Short

Taos Shortz Film Festival begins its final run, HUMP! exposes itself, entertainment pros mix & mingle, and Roswell Science Fiction & Fantasy Film Festival is taking submissions.
V.26 No.12 | 3/23/2017
“What do you mean, you’ve never seen White Men Can’t Jump?”

Film Review

Wilson

Woody Harrelson is your friendly neighborhood misanthrope in softhearted graphic novel adaptation

By Devin D. O’Leary
The humor employed here is angry and uncomfortable (and frequently quite funny, if you’re so inclined), but the script stops short of plumbing the crushing, existential loneliness at the center of it all.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Native New Mexico

Chasing the Light and Excluidas del Paraíso screen as the deadline for the Feline Film Festival approaches.
V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017
The Sense of an Ending

Film Review

The Sense of an Ending

Modest British drama pits the past against the present, but neither one is really that big a deal

By Devin D. O’Leary
The Sense of an Ending features some subtle performances and an intrigue-filled setup, but squanders much of its potential with a too-teasing narrative and an inability to pay off properly in the end.
Reel World

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Women’s Pictures

Learn about women in the film industry, see the N.M. actor’s showcase, the Galapagos’ unique plants and animals or the Italian Film & Culture Festival.
V.26 No.10 | 3/9/2017
The Ottoman Lieutenant

Film Review

The Ottoman Lieutenant

Period romance is predictable but pretty

By Devin D. O’Leary
It’s no Doctor Zhivago, but in its own thrifty way, The Ottoman Lieutenant delivers polished, well-paced (if entirely predictable) costumed romance.
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