V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise
The Favourite is loopy, long-winded and devolves into increasingly misanthropic spirals, but has wonderfully deadpan humor, scabrous assessment of female power dynamics and a well-played lesbian twist.
Feliz Año Nuevo
Laugh it up with Mi Gran Noche, check out the High Desert Screening and get through the 12 Days of Christmas Movies.
TV’s worst holiday specials
What were the most painful holiday specials ever made?
V.27 No.49 | 12/6/2018
Maria By Callas
“Temperamental” diva defends her controversial life in deeply personal documentary
Maria By Callas attempts to illuminate the singer’s controversial life and career, relying entirely on the words of the diva herself to set the stage.
See Warren Miller’s Face of Winter or Adrift. A TV show wants a co-host and the New Mexico Film Office wants volunteer interns.
The Nuttiest Nightmare
“The Shivering Truth” on Cartoon Network
“The Shivering Truth” is a work of pure, demented genius and one of the most original shows you’re likely to experience this time of year and you definitely won’t be thinking about Frosty the Snowman.
V.27 No.48 | 11/29/2018
Meow Wolf: Origin Story
Radical New Mexico art collective goes to the movies
New Mexico’s homegrown success story, the radical arts collective known as Meow Wolf, continues its rocket ship ride to intergalactic success with a documentary feature chronicling the group’s circuitous rise to fame.
Buy a Guild T-shirt, see Tortilla Soup, attend “The Power of Story: Part 2—Expect the Unexpected” and sneak peek the Season 3 premiere of “Victoria."
For the Honor of Grayskull!
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” on Netflix
Netflix’s “She-Ra” is a re-imagined, entirely re-energized, top-down revamp of the animated standby. In fact, it may be the first ’80s reboot to eschew easy nostalgia (aimed at parents) for contemporary relevance (aimed at actual kids).
V.27 No.47 | 11/22/2018
Slow-to-ignite South Korean thriller requires patience
Burning is like a hard-boiled egg that takes two hours to crack. When it does, spilling its messy secrets, it’s a doozy.
New Mexico Film Foundation wants filmmakers to take their survey and Jon Moritsugu is teaching a two-day filmmaking crash course. Imus Ranch will become the home studio for Rural Media Group’s RFD-TV and The Cowboy Channel.
Season of Schmaltz
Holiday rom-coms around the dial
If you’re into high-powered, overworked female executives forced to return to their rural hometowns for the holidays where they promptly reunite with their high school sweethearts while saving the local bakery/parade/talent show/Christmas tree lot from destruction, then here’s your exhaustive guide to this year’s mistletoe-covered rom-coms.