review


V.27 No.50 | 12/13/2018
Emma Stone waits her turn

Film Review

The Favourite

Mean and nasty historical drama makes ambition a courtly enterprise

The Favourite is loopy, long-winded and devolves into increasingly misanthropic spirals, but has wonderfully deadpan humor, scabrous assessment of female power dynamics and a well-played lesbian twist.

Restaurant Review

Escape the Noise at Cellar Bar

Zinc’s downstairs bar offers a stellar happy hour and a relaxed vibe

Cellar Bar is a sexy place where you'll feel compelled to dress up a little, and not even be upset about it.
V.27 No.49 | 12/6/2018
La Callas herself

Film Review

Maria By Callas

“Temperamental” diva defends her controversial life in deeply personal documentary

Maria By Callas attempts to illuminate the singer’s controversial life and career, relying entirely on the words of the diva herself to set the stage.
The sushi boats are a big part of Shogun’s charm
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Hosho Dreams of Sushi

Shogun delivers quality sushi and serene vibes

Shogun has become part of the city's dining DNA, an Albuquerque institution. Any time you and yours have a hankerin' for Japanese, the consistent quality and vibrant central location make it hard to beat.
Left Turn Distilling
Lauren Kostelnick

Bar Review

Turn Left for Great Drinks

Spirits, brews and snacks at Left Turn Distilling

Left Turn Distilling is a haven of very pointedly New Mexican liquors and ciders that doesn’t typically get mentioned in the guidebooks.
V.27 No.48 | 11/29/2018
Needs more glitter.

Film Review

Meow Wolf: Origin Story

Radical New Mexico art collective goes to the movies

New Mexico’s homegrown success story, the radical arts collective known as Meow Wolf, continues its rocket ship ride to intergalactic success with a documentary feature chronicling the group’s circuitous rise to fame.
V.27 No.47 | 11/22/2018
Burning

Film Review

Burning

Slow-to-ignite South Korean thriller requires patience

Burning is like a hard-boiled egg that takes two hours to crack. When it does, spilling its messy secrets, it’s a doozy.
V.27 No.46 | 11/15/2018
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Film Review

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

You’re a mediocre one, Mr. Grinch

With nothing fresh or original or particularly clever to add to what already exists, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is like that Christmas sweater you get every year from your aunt.
The Kyoto roll
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

New Japanese Joint in Rio Rancho

Kyoto offers sushi and noodles to a chain-heavy neighborhood

Kyoto is certainly a step above most of what’s available to Rio Rancho, and residents seem to have caught onto that.
V.27 No.45 | 11/8/2018
Filet de salmon
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

La Belle Vie!

P’tit Louis Bistro sends you to Paris for a night

If you prefer traditional French over more experimental fusion or updated takes on the cuisine, then you'll find plenty to love at P'tit Louis Bistro.
“Nope, still not drunk enough.”

Film Review

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

F is for Fraudulence

When you look at it in a certain light, all authors are liars, but there’s also something rebellious and cheeky about it and it’s this morally ambiguous middle-ground that Can You Ever Forgive Me? finds so fertile.
V.27 No.44 | 11/1/2018
Suspiria

Film Review

Suspiria

Remake of cult horror classic engages in mesmerizing, confounding dance of death

Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria remake is ravishing, challenging, dark, erotic, gruesome, punishing and pretentious all at once—the sort of film that neatly divides audiences into “didn’t get it” and “gotta see it again to figure it all out” camps.
The sunshine bowl
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

I Want to Live at Modern General

New Erin Wade restaurant serves diner food with modern touch

This overall vibe that Modern General has going on definitely has a lot to do with its appeal. Thankfully, the food is as lovely and satisfying as the restaurant itself.
V.27 No.43 | 10/25/2018
Halloween

Film Review

Halloween

Familiar fright film comes out slashing

Halloween has got energy, style, a couple of fresh ideas and a bunch of gruesome murders. It’s good, all right; but it’s not great. Should it be? Does it have to be?
Green chile cheeseburger
Eric Williams Photography

Restaurant Review

Eat Your Meat!

A preamble for seasonal carnivores

August and Samantha hunt for steaks and burgers.