V.28 No.16 | 4/18/2019
This week there's the Taos Environmental Film Festival, Animal Crackers, Wall-E and The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.
Disney+ delivers the details
At “Investor Day” Disney revealed the clearest picture yet of Disney+, the studio’s long-gestating plan to rival Netflix.
V.28 No.15 | 4/11/2019
This week there's Experiments in Cinema v14.2, The Climate Disruption Film Festival and Some Like It Hot.
“In the Dark” on The CW
"In the Dark" has no lack of talent, but is too desperate to mash up disparate genres and to impress us with its dark humor and prickly characters.
V.28 No.14 | 4/4/2019
Poetry in Motion
This week, there are poetry-themed “¡Colores!” documentaries, American Graffiti on the big screen, “The Power of Story: Storytellers Game Show” and training for working in films' art departments.
Booze and Cheers
“Abby’s” on NBC
“Abby’s” tries to wed old school sitcom structure with edgy content, but the humor is just too mild to qualify as “edgy” or particularly “funny.”
V.28 No.13 | 3/28/2019
With the Assist
See The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, take a production assistant training class and take on the western film themed “Official State Ornament” Design Contest.
Send in the Rock Clowns
The Dirt on Netflix
The Dirt is the Animal House of hair metal with an extra helping of disaster. To ask this made-for-TV movie not to be vapid is like asking a skin flick not to be pornographic.
V.28 No.12 | 3/21/2019
Submit to the State
See A League of Their Own on the big screen; film and TV sets need medics (not just people who play them) and it's time for local residents to submit films for the New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase; learn how to join the union for professional film technicians working “below the line” on TV and movie productions.
“Love, Death + Robots”
No Kids “Zone”
“Love, Death + Robots is “adult” in the sense that it’s super violent, loaded with cuss words and shows lots and lots of boobies. If you’re looking for an antecedent, it’s like Heavy Metal, but with less of the arty European fantasy stuff and more old-fashioned American exploitation.