V.28 No.42 | 10/17/2019
To bee, or not to bee: that is the question
Shot over the course of three years, Honeyland follows Hatidze Muratova, an older woman of Turkish descent who scratches out a living as a wild beekeeper, hiking dutifully up the cliffsides to capture wild honeybees and spirit them back to her traditional, cone-shaped beehives.
For some reason, October is film festival central. This week, in particular, is jammed full of them.
The Land of Entrapment
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
What was going through Jesse’s addled mind in that sudden, unexpected moment of freedom when his former boss, drug kingpin anti-hero Walter White rescued him from enslavement at the hands of some white supremacists? Well, now we know (more or less), thanks to El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
V.28 No.41 | 10/10/2019
“Revolutionary” origin story reimagines itself back into familiar territory
For all its hype about focusing solely on the Joker, for all its controversy-courting, for all its dogged insistence on ignoring DC Comics canon in order to spin its own “new” mythology, Joker adds next to nothing fresh or original.
This week you've gotta see Way OUT West, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Hocus Pocus and Being Leonardo da Vinci: An Impossible Interview.
“Stumptown” on ABC
“Stumptown” doesn’t exactly break new ground in the jokey TV P.I. biz but it’s got a wisecracking lead and a colorful cast of characters.
V.28 No.40 | 10/3/2019
What’s a Quibi?
Streaming for Millennials
Aiming for “the quality of HBO” combined with “the convenience of Spotify,” the billion dollar mobile platform streaming service Quibi hopes to deliver streaming movies and TV shows to today’s ADD-addled Millennial audiences. And who better to know the tastes of modern-day tweens, teens and twentysomethings than a couple of sixtysomething CEOs?
Up, Up and Away
This week, there's Up, "Nuclear After Dark", Sudden Change and Wind Riders.
V.28 No.39 | 9/26/2019
Water you waiting for? Global documentary looks into, around and under the wet stuff.
Aquarela, the new documentary from Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky, focuses on water in its various Earthly forms—frequently frozen and immobile, but occasionally raging and tropical.
Are You Experienced?
The Albuquerque Film & Music Experience really gets going this weekend with film screenings, parties, workshops, events, concerts and even a film-based panel discussion “Moses on the Mesa: Filming Across Cultures in New Mexico."
The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far
Apple TV+ Debuts Soon
Apple wants its own slice of that sweet streaming video service pie.