V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
Film Review The Transfiguration Gritty urban horror-drama contemplates the sad life of a vampire wannabe 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.
Restaurant Review Light and Color MAYA “Latin infusion” cuisine is zesty There is a vast amount of skill harbored in MAYA 's kitchen, but consistency is everything.
V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017
Restaurant Review Baca Boys in the Barrio Lost and found in Burque’s Downtown August March could could not believe what an epicurean turn-on the aroma at Baca Boys Cafe evoked in him.
V.26 No.15 | 4/13/2017
Restaurant Review Mountains of Chow Fresh food—and a lot of it—at Fareast Fuzion Fareast Fuzion overwhelms. Leave with bellies full of tasty food and hearts full of misplaced pride. (Pride that even though you didn't make the food, you made the decision to order the food.)
Film Review Gifted Dramedy about brains will hit you in the feels 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.
V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
Restaurant Review For Your Consideration … Delish is a name and a descriptor For a quality breakfast or lunch with stark attention to detail, local sourcing and even artistic presentation, Delish absolutely delivers.
Film Review Your Name Hugely popular Japanese anime explodes on American shores Your Name is the sort of enjoyable, easy-to-access gateway drug that could introduce a whole new audience to the art of anime.
Book Review Midwestern Horror Mise en Scène Universal Harvester falls short of its promise Universal Harvester Universal Harvester , despite its amazing jacket design and intriguing concepts, fails to ever pull the reader in fully.
V.26 No.13 | 3/30/2017
Restaurant Review Fun with Mary Jane Coors Cafe is classic The cook at Coors Cafe must've learned his art from Paula Deen, and in my opinion he's a hero. This little brown café is awesome.
Film Review The Boss Baby Weirdly conceived kiddy cartoon bogs down in confusing mythology 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.
V.26 No.12 | 3/23/2017
Restaurant Review Sugar and Spice And almost everything nice at Le Bistro Everything at Le Bistro is of the highest quality, each singular ingredient living up to a high standard.
Film Review Wilson Woody Harrelson is your friendly neighborhood misanthrope in softhearted graphic novel adaptation 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.
V.26 No.11 | 3/16/2017
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 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.
Poetry Review Junk Yards, Church Yards, Everything In-Between Damien Flores translates the life of the city into poetry Damien Flores' work is strongly rooted in Albuquerque, speaking with such specificity that Burqueños will read things in these textured lines that no reader from outside could ever, but at the same moment Flores trains his eye on the universal.
V.26 No.10 | 3/9/2017
Film Review The Ottoman Lieutenant Period romance is predictable but pretty It’s no Doctor Zhivago , but in its own thrifty way, The Ottoman Lieutenant delivers polished, well-paced (if entirely predictable) costumed romance.