V.28 No.46 | 11/14/2019
No Safe Spaces
Conservatives cry over “cancel culture”
If you’re terribly saddened by the idea of Ben Shapiro, Milo Yiannopoulos and the like not being allowed to host rallies for their drinking-age fanboys on a campus near you, No Safe Spaces is the film for you.
Now We’re Cooking
Check out Soufra, The Mesopotamian Tale in Performance and the Furry Burque Film Festival. And the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival is now accepting submissions for next year's event.
High School Apocalypse
“Daybreak” on Netflix
For the most part, “Daybreak” counts primarily as comfort food for teenage audiences. It mixes together a lot of familiar elements, coming out the other end as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off combined with “The Walking Dead” with a dash of Night of the Comet tossed in for good measure.
V.28 No.45 | 11/7/2019
Pain & Glory
Celebrated Spanish filmmaker offers “autofictional” story of celebrated Spanish filmmaker
Inward-looking and overwhelmingly elegiac in nature, Almodóvar’s Pain & Glory still manages to feel more like a life-affirming wake than a glum funeral—offering at least as much glory as pain.
Pretty Fly For a White Guy
Check out the International Fly Fishing Film Festival, Indigipop X free preview night and Little. And maybe learn about your next job at the Film and Television Career Connection.
Passing the Cape
“Batwoman” on The CW
So far, "Batwoman" has done an credible job finding an identity of its own and it gives longtime bat-fans some hope that there are still fresh stories left to tell in the Batman universe.
V.28 No.44 | 10/31/2019
Hitler was the funny one? Who knew?
Waititi’s gentle, big-hearted, humor-loving nature shines through from start to finish. If you can absorb the provocative joke at the center of it (Adolf Hitler as comic relief), Jojo Rabbit is a whole lot of wonderful in a very small package.
Get scared this week with the KiMo ghost tour and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth, The Shining and The Intruder.
The Boo Tube
Halloween Around the Dial
Thursday is a crummy night for Halloween. It’s not on the weekend, so adults can’t go to any good parties. And it’s on a weeknight, so the kids have to go to school the very next morning. Since there’s no point in going out, you might as well just stay home and watch TV.
V.28 No.43 | 10/24/2019
Documentaries of the Dead
This is a busy week with La Festividad de los Muertos, Noche de Animas, Reel Rock 14 Film Tour, the GRAL Brothers providing live musical scores to horror films, Corpse Bride, Psycho, the “Writing the Horror Movie" workshop and Horror Film Trivia Vol. III: The Final Reckoning.
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.