Alibi V.28 No.51 • Dec 19-25, 2019 
The Farewell

Year in Review: Film

The Avengers vs. Martin Scorsese

The best films of 2019

Here—for your perusal, comparison and possible rejection—are the “best” feature films we saw in 2019 (in alphabetical order).
Knives and Skin

Film Review

Knives and Skin

Feminist thriller goes deep

Devote a couple hours’ worth of dedicated attention to Knives and Skin, and you’ll never see making meatloaf, giving books report or recycling tinfoil quite the same way again.

Idiot Box

Top TV

Best television of 2019

Having binge-watched as much as humanly possible in the last 12 months, here are our picks for the top TV of 2019.
Reel World

Reel World

See The Polar Express or The Whistle, go to New Year’s Movie Camp for Youth and “American Pickers” might want your antiques.
The Witcher trailer

Week in Sloth

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


Hump the Pain Away

Hump Fest

For the third year in a row, author, journalist and LGBTQ+ activist Dan Savage brings his touring amateur art porn festival HUMP! Fest back to Albuquerque. Understandably for you vanillas out there, this might sound terrifying. Watching the most unusual, and honestly thought-provoking, pornography in a theater surrounded by strangers could be a nightmare. If you appreciate sex and quality cinema, we assure you that this is a really cool experience. Appreciatively, there is a disclaimer at the beginning of each showing explaining the rules. The rules are basically this: Don't make obnoxious comments and keep your hands to yourself. Pretty simple. As in years past, the festival is hosted at Guild Cinema and has brought short films that run the gamut of emotions. This juried collection of works run Thursday, Jan. 30 through Saturday, Feb. 1 with showings at 7pm and again at 9pm each night. Tickets are $18 and you must be over 18 to get your rocks off with strangers.