V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
Wait 20 minutes after eating to view this movie
The Meg is nature disaster monster movie fare at its biggest, loudest and silliest.
See American Girls: A Dominican Story, the Madrid Film Festival, “Better Call Saul” over a pint and “Afrofuturism.”
Yes, I said DOGTV
If you think your TV choices are lame, just imagine what a Shiba Inu thinks of today’s primetime selections.
V.27 No.31 | 8/2/2018
Bo Burnham studies tweenage angst in writing-directing debut
Hilarious and painful and perfectly well-observed, Eighth Grade takes the tired “coming-of-age” indie dramedy genre and refreshes it for the iPhone age.
View the results of The 48 Hour Film Project, the 5th annual Native Film Series and Wonders Are Many (the making of the Doctor Atomic opera).
“Lodge 49” on AMC
"Lodge 49" is mostly just a leisurely hangout among mismatched friends, an hourlong sitcom with the punchlines boiled away by sadness and surreality.
V.27 No.30 | 7/26/2018
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot
True-life tale of alcoholism and cartoons is unexpectedly uplifting
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On Foot is a disarmingly empathetic biopic that surprises with its sincerity and its down-to-earth charm.
The Carless Drive-In
See Basement Films' Open-Air Picture Show #2, Coco with the 505 Fridas or My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes of the Holocaust. Then get your Jeff Berg autograph on Historic Movie Theatres of New Mexico.
DC Comics launches its own network
Marvel and DC Comics properties are going to become available only through their own proprietary streaming services.
V.27 No.29 | 7/19/2018
Sorry To Bother You
Upward mobility gets weird in off-kilter comedy
Sorry to Bother You is not the work of a practiced, disciplined filmmaker. It’s the work of a manic, committed, wildly creative first-timer.
See Jane Eyre and vote for a book, see That Thing Your Do! even though it's not based on a book, take a sneak-peek at Numbskull Revolution and learn how to be a background artist.
“Castle Rock” on Hulu
“Castle Rock” favors slow-building chills, with complex, deeply tangled storylines (full of Easter Eggs) that don’t offer a lot of narrative closure, episode to episode.