V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
This mountain is certainly high, but not very deep
Australian writer-director Jennifer Peedom’s rather bluntly titled Mountain could have easily expanded its title to Mountains: What Are They, and Why Are They So Popular?
Submit your work to the Gallup Film Festival; send your kids to Summer Break Make-A-Movie Camp; see 25th anniversary screening of Falling Down, the results of the 66 Hour Digital Shootout or professional local actors perform reading of No Place screenplay.
V.27 No.23 | 6/7/2018
From Here to Hereditary
An interview with writer-director Ari Aster
We interview Hereditary's writer and director, Ari Aster.
courtesy of the producers
Get out to the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience or go to Gallup to participate in a 66 Hour Digital Shootout.
V.27 No.22 | 5/31/2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story
The now-divisive franchise has fun with a propulsive prequel
Solo: A Star Wars Story, isn’t (and can’t be) all things to all people, but does just about everything it conceivably can to earn the praise of moviegoers.
Drag It Out
This week, enjoy a Big Gay Movie Night, the Full Draw Film Festival, a “¡COLORES!” double feature and the Albuquerque Film & Music Experience.
V.27 No.21 | 5/24/2018
Stark drama tackles postwar Europe’s Dirty Little Secret
1945 plays out as an inevitable march toward an unavoidable, dreadful confrontation. A bill is coming due, and there are a lot of people unwilling to pay up.
Heroes at the Library
Justice League for free, go to some fun food-and-movie pairings, see the "Shirts!" short or party like it's Y2K software modification billing day at the “Budgeting & Accounting for the Film Industry" talk.
V.27 No.20 | 5/17/2018
The Merc With a Mouth comes again
If you have no idea who freakin’ Shatterstar is, you’re still going to get some rock solid belly laughs out of Deadpool 2, but the deeper your knowledge of early-’90s comic books, the more you’re going to feel fan-serviced.
See The Post with post discussion, Thank You For Your Service or "The Power Of Story."
Feature: Film Guide
Summer Film Guide 2018
More dinosaurs, extra superheroes, another Star Wars story and one additional purge
What do we have to look forward this summer at our local movie theaters? It's a schedule jam-packed with sequels, prequels, remakes and cinematic adaptations of young adult novels.
V.27 No.19 | 5/10/2018
An interview with the writer-director and the star of The Rider
How does a Chinese filmmaker living in Denver end up having a mutualistic symbiotic relationship with a South Dakota cowboy?
Eat & Educate
Among several chances to see student films, you can also see one about how to become a "normal person." There's also an informal monthly lunch meeting for film and media professionals.
V.27 No.18 | 5/3/2018
What Would Willy Do?
An interview with novelist, musician Willy Vlautin
Foregoing Hollywood-drama fodder for the more realistic victories and defeats of the working class, each of Willy Vlautin's books and films quietly breaks your heart while scraping out a measure of redemption.
New Mexico is safe from graboids. Enjoy Paper Lanterns, Wonder or a Sci-Fi Film Festival.