V.26 No.25 | 6/22/2017
Renée Chavez Restaurant Review Catch the Pizza Bug Blue Grasshopper has serious pizza and scads of beer Blue Grasshopper Brewpub on the West Side invented neither beer nor pizza, but does a damn fine job at serving up both to the sweaty Burqueños who crawl into its cool, dark depths.
Film Review Cars 3 Sentimental and scenic, trilogy-ending sports flick cruises to the finish line Cars 3 is no ironclad Pixar classic but it is a well made film that delivers more or less the same sentimental moral as the original and Larry the Cable Guy is hardly in this one at all.
V.26 No.24 | 6/15/2017
Eric Williams Photography Restaurant Review El Portal de la Percepción Monica’s is the door to delicious The food at Monica’s El Portal Restaurant resembles and tastes like home-cooked New Mexican fare more than any of the other dozen or so diners August March has visited in the past year.
Film Review Paris Can Wait Rambling romantic trip to Paris should have taken the bullet train Paris Can Wait is exactly the sort of pretty, pseudo-exotic, post-menopausal romance you’d expect a wealthy, film-obsessed octogenarian to make in conjunction with Lifetime Films.
V.26 No.23 | 6/8/2017
Eric Williams Photography Restaurant Review Beans, Burritos and Office Space Acapulco will make you want to stay forever At Acapulco you will find masterfully crafted classics that you might not have realized you were missing so badly.
Film Review My Cousin Rachel Love, marriage and maybe murder in merry olde England Between My Cousin Rachel 's intriguing opening and its punchy ending, the nuanced script and subtle direction successfully elevate du Maurier’s self-consciously old-fashioned source material.
Book Review Memory Rendered into Poetry Jacqueline Woodson's visit and her novel, Another Brooklyn In Another Brooklyn , two-parts poetry and one-part prose, it's not just the story that resonates, but the knack that Jacqueline Woodson has for infusing the world she creates with the contemplativeness that comes with her earnest poetry.
V.26 No.22 | 6/1/2017
Restaurant Review Ride the Wave Hello Poké is cool, fresh and filling Rare is the joint that delivers take-away that is focused on a vibrantly fresh and healthy meal. Enter Hello Poké , riding a giant wave of foodie enthusiasm for one of Hawaii’s proudest dishes.
Film Review The Wedding Plan Israeli romantic comedy eschews romance and comedy, but still finds sympathy for its undaunted heroine The Wedding Plan never fully convinces as a romantic comedy but has a certain charm and velocity that’s hard to escape.
V.26 No.21 | 5/25/2017
Restaurant Review Down Home at The Farmacy Locally-sourced and expertly crafted daytime fare With its locally-sourced fare and smart, cool vibes, the quiet and cozy Farmacy is the kind of place Albuquerque deserves as an option.
Film Review The Lovers Married couple cheat on the cheaters they’re cheating with in admirably drab domestic dramedy Yo Dawg, I heard you like cheating, so I put cheating in your cheating so you can cheat on your cheater.
V.26 No.20 | 5/18/2017
Restaurant Review Finding Fractious Familiar La Familar flummoxes foodie A tale of two enchiladas at La Familiar , wherein August March laments the uncertainty of epicurean life, realizing that nothing is forever.
Film Review Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer Richard Gere commits to character in influence-peddling drama If your attention span is sturdy enough and your interest in international business/Israeli politics strong enough to get you through a swamp of wordy details, Norman is worth catching for the committed character work of Richard Gere.
Book Review All Roads Lead to Florida Sarah Gerard's dark evocations of the sunshine state Sarah Gerard's book of essays, Sunshine State , is an ode to the many faces of her home state, with a the dizzying toggle between internal landscapes and external forces, shifting between the poetic and the starkly unsentimental.