V.26 No.46 | 11/16/2017
Magic-minded documentary switches hands on audiences
Dealt follows Richard Turner, master of prestidigitation who doesn't let his lack of sight slow him down.
An “Instant” Favorite
Burritos Alisante New Mexican fast food, with that like-your-grandma-made-it love, has withstood each test, delivering their downright affordable menu “in an instant.”
From Ink Black to Paper White
Graphic novel Ink in Water doesn't shy away from the hard stuff
Lacy J. Davis gives structure to her life in meaningful ways in her new graphic novel Ink in Water.
V.26 No.45 | 11/9/2017
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More Than a Menu
Curry Leaf’s fare is expansive, creative and supremely gratifying to eat
Curry Leaf is a restaurant worth visiting—probably many times—in order to sample their interesting dishes which are rooted in India and amalgamated with the tastes of New Mexico.
The Divine Order
Vox pop as engine of reeducation
Swiss screenwriter-director Petra Volpe deftly illustrates the subversive power of communal coercion in the Swiss suffrage dramedy The Divine Order.
V.26 No.44 | 11/2/2017
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Absurdist filmmaker scares up a new film
The Killing of a Sacred Deer looks gorgeous in its own grim, spare way and builds an air of tension and mystery, but lacks director Yorgos Lanthimos' usual deadpan sense of humor.
Strike Forth For Trail(er)s Unknown
Trail Rider Pizza
Trail Rider Pizza is exactly the kind of kitschy-cool spot you’ll want to see to believe.
V.26 No.43 | 10/26/2017
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Literary biopic explores bonds and barriers between fathers and sons
Goodbye Christopher Robin emerges on screen as a wonder-filled, emotion-packed reminder of the joys of childhood and the attendant pains of growing up.
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Into the Unknown
Investigate the paranormal through the pages of Riley Mitchell's book
The Essential Paranormal Bucket List
The Essential Paranormal Bucket List rounds up paranormal wonders from the world over.
V.26 No.42 | 10/19/2017
Only The Brave
Hotshots fight fire with fire in true-life tragedy
Celebrating the bravery and brotherhood of cocky, good-looking American boys battling a nameless, faceless foe is Only the Brave’s job and it does so with a single-mindedness that makes it strong, tense and emotionally gripping.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017
Erotic thriller or winking parody: sexy indie straddles the line
The softcore European erotica of the ’70s had a dark, cautionary edge to it, and Thirst Street carries this inspiration forward into its natural, horror movie extreme.
V.26 No.39 | 9/28/2017
Battle of the Sexes
Sporting flashback has a lot to say about gender, sexuality
Battle of the Sexes is about two people trying to figure out who and what they are—at a time when society is happy to dictate exactly who and what they are.
V.26 No.38 | 9/21/2017
Eric Williams Photography
A Plateful of Tortillas, Please
On Duran Central Pharmacy and the Himalayas
Since 1965, Duran Central Pharmacy has been serving la comida Nueva Mexicana to people that crave an authentic dining experience, with everything made in-house by an OG gang of gastronomes whose loyalty to tradition is unmatched in Burque.
Unvarnished memoir of the Boston bombings trades exploitation for emotion
Stronger is a refreshingly down-to-earth look at recent, real-world horrors that is neither “too soon!” nor too manipulative.
V.26 No.37 | 9/14/2017
Nick and Jimmy’s proves that Joshua Lee is dumb
After four trips to Nick and Jimmy’s, the reviewer has to admit “eclectic” and "fusion" aren't bad words.