Alibi V.28 No.47 • Nov 21-27, 2019 

Film Review


European idyll appears comfortable in first gear

Award-winning, non-Hollywood filmmaker Ira Sachs returns to theaters with all the trademark elements necessary for an art house drama in tow. His latest indie, Frankie, boasts a star-studded cast, an exotic locale, 90 minutes worth of dysfunctional family drama and a tone so low-key it couldn’t possibly overexcite its target audience of retirement age moviegoers.

Reel World

See the long-lost 1936 “New Mexploitation” film The Lash of the Penitentes, The Sword in the Stone and the made-in-Albuquerque short film "Expolo." High Desert Screening is on the hunt for locally made movie trailers, music videos, short films and student films for next year’s event.
LotR teaser map

Idiot Box

Put a Ring on It

Deets about Amazon’s “LOTR” emerge

Amazon Studios' The Lord of the Rings production is finally beginning, and we’re getting our first, tantalizing facts about this much-anticipated fantasy series.
Cheat trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.