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V.25 No.26 | 6/30/2016
Godzilla Roll

Restaurant Review

A Hidden Home

Crazy Fish is crazy good

By Megan Reneau
Crazy Fish is crazy good.
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Swiss Army Man

Film Review

Swiss Army Man

Dano and Radcliffe team up for exceedingly corporeal comedy

By Devin D. O’Leary
Alibi Film Critic Devin O’Leary screens the “kinetic off-kilter oddness that is Swiss Army Man.”
V.25 No.25 | 6/23/2016
spring rolls and peanut sauce

Restaurant Review

Cats, Cookies and So Much More

Patrons of Gatos y Galletas will feel right at home

By Maggie Grimason
Gatos y Galletas isn’t your average Albuquerque cafe.
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Finding Dory

Film Review

Finding Dory

Simple but satisfying sequel follows its own motto and just keeps swimming

By Devin D. O’Leary
Accountant-required sequel doesn’t suck.
V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
Chips and Salsa

Restaurant Review

Panza Llena, Corazón Contento

Revisiting Los Cuates for the gazillionth time

By August March
The food is still consistent in flavor and presentation; delicious and detailed—with history and hot chile.
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Dheepan, a former Tamil soldier, abandons his past and assumes a new identity as a refugee, a caretaker, a husband and a father.

Film Review

Dheepan

French film unpacks the pain of immigrant life

By Maggie Grimason
With a mastery of style that is firmly rooted in the telling detail, Jacques Audiard creates a film with rare conscience that unfolds one story of immigration to illuminate us all.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Shrimp with noodles and veggies
Monica Schmitt

Restaurant Review

Steamy, Wonton Romance

May Café serves a tantalizing Thai tea

By Monica Schmitt
Never judge a book by its cover, and never judge a restaurant by its exterior. To miss out on good food because of poor judgment is a sin, so when you see a massive armless lumberjack looming above the plain outer surface of May Café, don’t be alarmed.
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Maggie’s Plan

Film Review

Maggie’s Plan

Control, narcissism and love mix with oddball results

By Renée Chavez
Funny one-liners and strange antics keep the story moving along even if hazy clouds of anthropology jargon glaze the eyes every once in a while.
V.25 No.22 | 6/2/2016
Zahraa-Hashim and Mohammad-Hashim

Restaurant Review

The Artist Formerly Known As...

Middle Eastern Food & Kabobs doesn’t need a flashy name

By Joshua Lee
All in all, I have to say this was the best dining experience I've had in this city to date.
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The Lobster

Film Review

The Lobster

Absurdist romance makes monkeys out of us all

By Devin D. O’Leary
Is The Lobster a comedy or a tragedy? A sci-fi film or a mind-bending fantasy? A romance or ... whatever the exact opposite of that is?
V.25 No.21 | 5/26/2016
Don kasu
R Chavez

Restaurant Review

Asian Pear, You are Beautiful

Korean café serves delectable dishes with a smile

By Renée Chavez
Go try out this happy little spot downtown; the food will not disappoint.
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A Bigger Splash

Film Review

A Bigger Splash

Slow-burning, sexually provocative drama sends viewers on a wild trip to paradise

By Devin D. O’Leary
Erotic, exotic drama A Bigger Splash exposes its characters in more ways than one.
V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
The famed Cervantes fireplace
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Cervantes, Swords and Tequila

There might be enchiladas

By August March
Due to its out-of-the-way location, one-of-a-kind atmosphere and choice menu, Cervantes is indeed a hidden pearl in the oyster of Albuquerque.
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“... And yet, I can’t help but feel our hats could be larger.”

Film Review

Love & Friendship

Jane Austen anti-romance adds the wit of a modern sophisticate

By Devin D. O’Leary
Whit Stillman, meet Jane Austen. Jane Austen, meet Whit Stillman. Yeah, it’s kind of astonishing that it’s taken so long for these two creative minds to cross paths.
Zero K

Book Review

DeLillo’s Try for Immortality

Zero K extends career-long queries

By Maggie Grimason
Despite the unnecessary opaqueness of Zero K, it is a testament to DeLillo’s literary intellect and one-of-a-kind style.
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