Alibi V.27 No.25 • June 21-27, 2018 
It’s not truly a “heist” until disguises are involved.

Film Review

American Animals

Genre-bending crime thriller incorporates documentary techniques in its true(?)-life narrative

American Animals intercuts interview footage of the real-life people behind the story with scripted scenes of the actors portraying them, but subverts the docudrama trappings.
Reel World

Reel World

Get coaching and filming on your monologue, learn how to take advantage of the state’s filmmaking tax credit system and hear a talk about the pitfalls and importance of modern-day 24/7 media coverage after watching Ace in the Hole.

Idiot Box

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

Showtime to get its very first late-night talk show; GLOW rebooted as WOW; “Lucifer” goes to Netflix; Jordan Klepper changes shows.
Next of Kin trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
Image courtesy of Santa Fe Independent Film Festival


A Film Festival Different

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

The Santa Fe Independent Film Festival returns Wednesday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 20 at a number of venues around The City Different including Lensic Performing Arts Center, Center for Contemporary Arts, The Screen and more. Night one kicks off with a 60th anniversary screening of Billy Wilder's Some Like It Hot at 3pm at Jean Cocteau Cinema and caps off with opening night film, Just Mercy at 7pm at Violet Crown. Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Brie Larson star in this dramatic true story of Harvard grad Bryan Stevenson, who heads to Alabama to defend people who were wrongly condemned because they could not afford legal proper representation. Dozens more thought-provoking features, documentaries and shorts from filmmakers around the world follow. Tickets for the opening night film and party are $30. Learn more at