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V.28 No.11 | 3/14/2019
“Happy little clouds!”

Film Review

Ruben Brandt, Collector

Animated film folds art history lessons into Hitchcock-style thriller

Like all great works of art, your appreciation of Ruben Brandt, Collector may depend on what you bring to it. Watched as a casual, technically proficient imitation of a classic, Hitchcock-style move caper, it's a breezy, stylish diversion. Push past the surface and dive deep into its multiple layers and it's a Stendhal syndrome-inducing intellectual exercise.
Reel World

Reel World

Funny Films

This week there's the New Mexico Actors Showcase and screenings of Dinner at Eight and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Funny Fest is looking for people and KiMo Theatre is offering guided tours.
Shrill trailer

Idiot Box

Girl, Uninterrupted

“Shrill” on Hulu

“Shrill” balances its amusing pop cultural observations with some harsh realities about how cruel we can be—both to others and, ultimately, to ourselves.
I Am Richard Pryor trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.10 | 3/7/2019
Climax

Film Review

Climax

Gaspar Noé gets down with his bad self in one freaky acid trip

Half Bob Fosse and half Marquis de Sade, Climax will be a torture test for the average moviegoer. But for those in the market for something unshakably original, this is one very bad trip you might want to check out for yourself.
Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour ad

Reel World

Get High

This festy week has the Banff Mountain Film Festival, the March Indie Screening, CatVideoFest 2019 and the Italian Film & Culture Festival.
Twilight Zone trailer

Idiot Box

TV News

Tidbits from around the dial

CBS All Access is shaping up as the classic sci-fi lovers channel; Will Scheffer and Mark V. Olsen to adapt T.C. Boyle’s PEN/Faulkner Award-winning novel The Tortilla Curtain; Netflix is reviving childhood fave “The Baby-Sitters Club"; Disney’s proprietary streaming service will launch with “Book of Enchantment.”
After Life trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.9 | 2/28/2019
Never Look Away

Film Review

Never Look Away

German director examines the war of art

As an Oscar-nominated epic conflating art and history, Never Look Away is impressive in size and scope, but shortcuts keep this film from being a penetrating, nuanced work.

Reel World

Work Hard, Play Hard

This week in Albuquerque you should see two PBS “¡COLORES!” documentaries or 9 to 5 on a big screen. Up in Santa Fe there's The Providers and the “NMFF Indie Screening."
Whiskey Cavalier trailer

Idiot Box

Live and Let Spy

“Whiskey Cavalier” on ABC

"Whiskey Cavalier" is exactly what you’d get if you crammed a bunch of “Moonlighting” scripts and a couple of Roger Moore era James Bond movies into a blender and filmed the slurry that plopped out after a quick purée.
Divide and Conquer: The Roger Ailes Story trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.8 | 2/21/2019

Idiot Box

Red Carpet Countdown

The Oscars on ABC

Believe it or not, you can start your Oscar binge seven hours before the official telecast.
This Giant Beast That is the Global Economy trailer

Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.
V.28 No.7 | 2/14/2019
Tito and the Birds

Film Review

Tito and the Birds

Brazilian cartoon paints a dark picture

Adults will certainly appreciate Tito and the Birds' visual brio—which reads like a children’s bedtime story run through a Museum of Modern Art nightmare machine.