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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.

V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Sure, she looks good now. But wait till you see her in the morning.

Film Review

Spring

Can odd indie romance get its act together for love or monsters?

By Devin D. O’Leary
Oddball indie Spring mixes monsters and amore.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Shoot your cat

Humane Society wants your cat videos, Cine Magnifico is looking for a poster, New Mexico-made thriller Truth premieres at Guild Cinema.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
OK, now the party can get started!

Film Review

The D Train

Bromantic dramedy tries to be edgy, settles for “edgeish”

By Devin D. O’Leary
Jack Black and James Marsden buddy up in edgy comedy The D Train.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Big Eyes, big art

Bubonicon salutes Leonard Nimoy, KiMo goes ape for King Kong, The Dolls love Mommie Dearest.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
“The hills are alive with the sound of ... Oh, wait. There’s no music. Don’t you think it’s weird there’s no music? Let’s talk about the importance of music in modern cinema.”

Film Review

Clouds of Sils Maria

Film industry drama finds actress caught between art and a hard place

By Devin D. O’Leary
Juliette Binoche stars as Juliette Binoche (more or less) in navel-gazing film industry drama Clouds of Sils Maria.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Batman: The Animated Feature

Santa Fe Launches Labor Film Festival, Midnight Movies screens Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, University of Art and Design brings back Outdoor Vision Fest.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Film Review

The Salt of the Earth

Breathtaking photography forms backbone of life-changing biopic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Wim Wenders profiles Brazilian photjournalist Sabastiao Salgado in life-changing biopic The Salt of the Earth.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Wreck’s in effect

Director talks The Wrecking Crew, Musical Chairs dances up a storm, and Bill Plympton rewards Guild Cinema for Cheatin’.
V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
“Gravity? What has it ever done for you?”

Film Review

Merchants of Doubt

If facts have a liberal bias, then emotions love conservatives

By Devin D. O’Leary
Merchants of Doubt shines a light on the tactics lobbyists, PR firms and spin doctors use to convince us that cigarettes are healthy and climate change doesn’t exist.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

An interview with Experiments in Cinema guru Bryan Konefsky

An interview with Bryan Konefsky, the cinematic guru behind the 10th annual Experiments in Cinema film festival.
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V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
Just your typical date night in suburban Detroit.

Film Review

It Follows

Innovative indie horror flick creeps into the mainstream

By Devin D. O’Leary
Innovative indie horror flick It Follows creeps into the mainstream
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