movies


V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Have a Nice Day

Film Review

Have a Nice Day

Handcrafted crime film looks up at China from the animated gutter

Modern economic forces and old-fashioned crime collide in Liu Jian’s offbeat, Quentin-Tarantino-meets-Adult-Swim animation, Have a Nice Day.
Reel World

Reel World

Better Than the Book?

See Red Sky at Morning, The Hunting Ground, It and the Books to the Big Screen film series.
V.27 No.6 | 2/8/2018
Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Film Review

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Wannabe actor meets faded star in romantic memoir

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool is happy to serve out its time as a teary-eyed, tragic romance played out in the long shadows of Old Hollywood.

Reel World

Cinematic Experience

See Cariños, Who Bombed Judi Bari? or Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities.
V.27 No.5 | 2/1/2018

Film News

Shot in State, Shown in State

New Mexico Film Week 2018

New Mexico Film Week 2018 is a collaborative effort between many organizations to bring government film offices, film festivals, film businesses and filmmakers together and market them to the film industry, both in and out of state.
V.27 No.4 | 1/25/2018
In the Fade

Film Review

In the Fade

Cross-cultural crime drama puts a match to modern European society

There is power in In the Fade, and much of it comes from actress Diane Kruger. She holds nothing back, letting the grief, pain and anger of her character spill out onto the screen in tears and blood. Even in moments of quietude and stillness, there’s a keening sadness to her performance. Pay closer attention and you’ll notice a lot of the hot button issues writer/director Fatih Akin folds into this deceptively simple story.
Reel World

Reel World

Ultima Encore

Bless Me, Ultima takes Red Sky At Morning's spot at NHCC’s BoA Theatre. Learn about the state's film incentives and George & Michael Kuchar.

V.27 No.3 | 1/18/2018
12 Strong

Film Review

12 Strong

Latest war movie proves Hollywood is still soldiering on

Those inclined to see a movie about the unquestioned heroism of American soldiers (and cannily employing the word “strong”) will like the patriotic dustup of 12 Strong just fine.
Along For the Ride

Reel World

Hopp On

See a Dennis Hopper documentary or Bless Me, Ultima. Travis Miller shows off some films and invites you to be in his next one.
V.27 No.2 | 1/11/2018
Call Me By Your Name

Film Review

Call Me By Your Name

Languid romance withers under the Tuscan sun

Stripped of its postcard beauty and its academic pretensions, Call Me By Your Name is little more than a soapy, overlong melodrama.
I Am Not Your Negro

Reel World

MLK Day Teaser

See I Am Not Your Negro or go to a screenwriting workshop.
V.27 No.1 | 1/4/2018
Ready Player One

Film News

Scanning Our Cinematic Future

What does the 2018 box office have in store?

Gazing into our crystal ball looking for signs of the year to come isn’t all that difficult when it comes to the movie industry. Hollywood has already mapped out the year’s biggest release dates.
Dark Tower

Reel World

King-Sized Fantasy

Free The Dark Tower screening at the Central & Unser library and submissions are being taken for New Mexico Filmmakers Showcase and the “Let’s Make a Western” grant.
V.26 No.52 | 12/28/2017
Bladerunner 2049

Film News

From Blade Runners to Billboards

The best films of 2017

Hollywood had a great year pumping out innovative, entertaining and downright rule-breaking mainstream blockbusters.
The Mummy

Film News

From Mummies to Ghosts

The worst films of 2017

Despite Hollywood's successes this year, it wasn't without blame when it comes to bad movies.