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V.29 No.11 | 3/12/2020
Wendy

Film Review

Wendy

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.
One of the many things you can choose to chow down on at Sawmill Market.
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

A Food Hall For All

Sawmill Market is set to be the next big thing in eating

Locally owned businesses growing into huge spaces is fantastic, but isn’t it more fun to have a location with a little bit of everything for everyone? Smaller local businesses can finally get a foothold and step up with a new place called Sawmill Market, New Mexico’s first food hall.
V.29 No.10 | 3/5/2020
Greed

Film Review

Greed

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.
Not one part of this meal is bad.
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Let’s Roll, S-A

S-A BBQ brings the smoke to Green Jeans

S-A BBQ is still fresh, having been open for just over three months and they’ve hit the mark with good food, carving out a unique identity at Green Jeans.
V.29 No.9 | 2/27/2020
Impractical Jokers: The Movie

Film Review

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.
tacos
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Danny Loves Choche

Don Choche brings authentic Mexican to Nob Hill

Don Choche has brought their style to Nob Hill in a location brimming with restaurants and they’ve found a niche that allows them to stand uniquely above others with their immense servings and incredibly affordable pricing structure. You owe it to yourself to get in there now, before it becomes the next go-to spot that has you waiting outside for a chance to sneak in for a bite.
V.29 No.8 | 2/20/2020
The Assistant

Film Review

The Assistant

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.
V.29 No.7 | 2/13/2020
Downhill

Film Review

Downhill

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.
Beauty and flavor, together as one.
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Tonari No Mise Brings Unique Flavor to City

The store next door is amazing for sure

This is the ice cream that genuinely stops you in your tracks to take a minute and appreciate all that it is. There is probably a long and complicated German word for that feeling, but in that moment of trying it, only one simple word came to mind: Bliss.
V.29 No.6 | 2/6/2020
Wing It Up chicken
Dan Pennington

Restaurant Review

WInging It As We Go

Wing It Up brings chicken and waffles to the street

Wing It Up has genuinely refreshing takes on wing sauces that break the mold and try something a little different. Hunt them down, don’t wait for their magic to find you. This is the food truck your life has been missing.
V.29 No.5 | 1/30/2020
Mackenzie Davis faces creepy kids, murderous ghosts and a bad hair day.

Film Review

The Turning

Historic haunted house drama is a ghost of its former self

If you’re looking for cheap PG-13 scares, you could—theoretically anyway—do worse than The Turning. But dragging a classic like The Turn of the Screw into this generic haunted house mess feels, at best, like a missed opportunity and, at worst, like an insult to English literature.
food from Urban Taqueria
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Talking Tacos

Urban Taqueria starts a political conversation

Urban Taqueria offers a mesh of tradition with Modernism allows them to exist in that sweet spot that hipsters love to blog about while still appealing to casual diners.
V.29 No.4 | 1/23/2020
The Song of Names

Film Review

The Song of Names

Historical drama plucks at heartstrings but buries tune

Those interested in stories of love, family, forgiveness and faith will be swayed by the backstory but The Song of Names gets lost somewhere in its construction, working far too hard to deliver an emotional payoff that should have been immediate and effortless.
Umami bowl
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Umami, Ooh Daddy

Umami Moto finds new home in New Mexico

Umami Moto has a burrito and they have curry. There are sandwiches and stir fry, pot stickers and tots. The idea is to have a little bit of something for everyone. The twist is that all these things have an Asian street food angle to them.
V.29 No.3 | 1/16/2020
Dolittle

Film Review

Dolittle

Newest version of animal-filled fable does a little

Dolittle has just enough fantastical visuals and innocuous one-liners to appease the family audiences it’s aimed at.