V.27 No.38 | 9/20/2018
We The Animals
Coming-of-age drama paints impressionistic portrait of preteen life
We the Animals speaks to both the resiliency and the impressionability of youth, with raw performances from the actors and symbol-laden cinematography that weaves a primal world of earth, water, leaves and rain.
Native Movie Night
See She Sings to the Stars, Labyrinth or Salvador; learn "Entertainment Law Basics."
V.27 No.37 | 9/13/2018
The family that writes together fights together in A-list acting display
They say that, “behind every great man there is a great woman.” That axiom gets taken apart like a Swiss watch and examined under the loupe in the high-class literary drama/handcrafted Oscar bait The Wife.
Gallup Gets Going
See the Gallup Film Festival, Hidden Figures, The Godfather or 12 Strong.
V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
Teenage girl is having an art attack in theatrical indie
We’re all actors, Madeline's Madeline seems to imply, acting as ourselves.
Around the World on Screen
Throughout September the National Hispanic Cultural Center becomes the home to the free ¡Globalquerque! International Cinema Series; ¡Cinemagnifico! Latino Film Festival returns as well.
V.27 No.35 | 8/30/2018
Far From the Tree
Documentary addresses the difficulty of “different” families
How do families deal with children who are very different from them? That’s the probing premise behind Rachel Dretzin’s honest and empathetic documentary Far From the Tree.
Projecting the Pueblo
Check out the Pueblo Film Festival; Las Cruces International Film Festival submission deadline looms; there's a special screening featuring two “¡COLORES!” episodes; watch A Quiet Place but don't scream!
V.27 No.34 | 8/23/2018
New take on famed French tale of prison life can’t escape the past
Despite the inadvisability of taking another run at 1973’s highly regarded, Academy Award-nominated Papillon, someone has gone and done just that.
Feel Like Chicken Tonight?
See The Search for General Tso and discuss issues of immigration, adaptation and innovation; enjoy The Book of Life at Civic Plaza; go to "The New Mexico Film Incentive—Getting Your Money" to learn how to get your rebate.
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.