V.29 No.13 | 3/26/2020
Albuquerque’s locally owned arthouse theater Guild Cinema has hooked up with a number of distributors who are now providing “theatrical at home” screenings. And owner Keif Henley has come up with a novel way to fill its movie poster boxes, offering them to “local graphic artists, weirdo picture makers, wack imagesters and the like.”
V.29 No.12 | 3/19/2020
Love in the Time of Coronavirus
Health restrictions alter immediate future of film industry
Ever-evolving health restrictions are wreaking havoc with the entertainment industry in cities big and small. So where does the state of the film industry, the weekly focus of this here section of the Alibi, stand?
V.29 No.11 | 3/12/2020
Arty reimagining of Peter Pan grows up fast
Wendy is a fantastical and wholly original work of art but its mixture of gritty, down-to-earth realism and dreamy childhood reverie are two strong flavors that aren’t always easy to swallow together. If you prefer your fairy tales fractured, however, Wendy definitely fits the bill.
Buster + Beer
This week there's the GRAL Brothers, My Beautiful Stutter, The Boondock Saints party and screening, A Nightmare on Elm Street and “Sex and Power: The Visual Language of Oppression.”
V.29 No.10 | 3/5/2020
Steve Coogan fiddles while Rome burns in broad satire
Greed has definite moments of pointed humor, but the target of the film’s humor and outrage is just too broad. We don’t need a comedy to tell us the Kardashians are stupid or a drama to tell us that billionaires don’t care about the 99 percent.
Casting the Net
Vote in Marvel March Madness and see "¡Colores!" documentaries about prominent New Mexico women. Actors, get your foot in the door at an open casting call for a Netflix series that will be shooting in Albuquerque and then go to the Performers Forum the next day.
V.29 No.9 | 2/27/2020
Impractical Jokers: The Movie
Why, God, why?
The guys in Impractical Jokers: The Movie are clearly having some stupid fun. Unlike the Coronavirus, however, the fun is not all that infectious.
This is the week for a “Showdown in Lobo Village" sitcom live reading, a Tribesourcing discussion, NMFF Indie Screening and Jim Henson in Performance. And it's time to submit your entry to the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival.
V.29 No.8 | 2/20/2020
Low-key drama examines office politics in #MeToo era
If The Assistant were a documentary, it would be deadly dull. As a drama it’s … well, it’s still pretty dull.
Student Becomes Teacher
See Are We There Yet? with director Q&A or The Breakfast Club. Apply for a grant from the John Pinto Native Filmmakers Memorial Fund.
V.29 No.7 | 2/13/2020
Icy European dramedy gets watered down stateside
Downhill is an English language reshoot of Ruben Östlund’s 2014 film Force Majeure, by the writing-directing team of Nat Faxon & Jim Rash. Yet where Östlund’s packed a primal punch, Faxon & Rash’s offers only a light slap.
Film up in Fe
Check out the Santa Fe Film Festival and Blonde Crazy.
V.29 No.6 | 2/6/2020
Who could win, who might lose?
Who should you pick in your office’s Oscar pool? To see how the 92nd Annual Academy Awards are shaping up in the “Top Five” categories, we turn to the various critics organizations who handed out their own golden statues during Award Season and to New Jersey-based sports betting provider DraftKings (odds listed as of 1/31).
Feature: Film Guide
Oscars 2020 Ballot
Here’s where your popcorn habit pays off
The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Here are the nominees from some of the top categories.
This week there's the Books to Big Screen film series, “Art of War” test screening/fundraising event, Harriet and a 50th Anniversary Celebration in honor of “Sesame Street."