V.27 No.33 | 8/16/2018
Never Goin’ Back
Teenage stoner comedy lets the ladies do the dirty work for a change
Whether you find Never Goin’ Back a hilarious tribute to the wild shenanigans of youth or a depressing wake-up call about the horrors of the Millennial Generation may depend largely on your age group.
Popcorn and Frybread
See More Than Frybread with some frybread, Spotlight and The Merry Maids of Madness.
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.”
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).
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.
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.
V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
Farming documentary hopes to influence food choices
Eating Animals spends its time talking about sustainable alternative solutions to factory farms, giving in to neither hardcore carnivores nor militant animal lovers.
Jews on Film
This week you can go to the Jewish Film Festival, Family Movie Night (Jurassic World), NMFF's annual Summer Soiree Fundraiser and Fake News: Journalism Goes to Hollywood returns with Almost Famous.
V.27 No.26 | 6/28/2018
Courtesy of Film Movement
The Great Silence
Classic Italian Western is restored to its cold, dark glory
Sergio Corbucci's 1968 masterpiece The Great Silence has been digitally restored for its 50th anniversary and it's brutal, uncompromising and visually sweeping.
Film History 101
New Mexico film historian and author Jeff Berg hosts a night of films and discussions, see Star Wars: The Last Jedi on DynaTheater’s towering movie screen or Harry Potter & the Sorcerer’s Stone at a library, and the early bird deadline approaches for submissions to both the 48 Hour Film Project and the Las Cruces International Film Festival.
V.27 No.25 | 6/21/2018
Courtesy of The Orchard
Genre-bending crime thriller incorporates documentary techniques in its true(?)-life narrative
American Animals intercuts interview footage of the real-life people behind the story with scripted scenes of the actors portraying them, but subverts the docudrama trappings.