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Microbe and Gasoline Review

Yay This premise of this movie just isn’t breathtaking. Two boys in France build a car and take a journey. Yawn. Wake us when they get there.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Ghostbusters Review

So good it's almost scary

Yay The reboot from Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids) and Parks and Recreation writer Kate Dippold is actually everything you want and more, so, like good scientists, let’s examine the facts her...

Monday, July 18, 2016 Alex De Vore

Tickled Review: Global Tickling Phenomenon

Yay What first seemed a quirky TV story for New Zealand pop culture journalist David Farrier quickly took a turn into the control fetish of a well-heeled (and perhaps even dangerous) recluse.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Yarn Review: Rhythm Section

With nary a sock or sweater, doc spins unexpected stories

Yay Something about knitting graffiti generates a joyful energy.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Review

Yay Endless billows of chiffon, surreal lighting and flexible bamboo stilts—no, it’s not Cirque du Soleil, it’s acclaimed director Julie Taymor’s (The Tempest) interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Fly on the Weiner

A fly on the wall witnesses a campaign in decline via a political documentary that gets up close with Anthony Weiner

Yay Throughout Weiner, the eponymous documentary that chronicles a disgraced politician’s ill-fated run for redemption, Anthony Weiner repeatedly refers to “the thing” that ended his career. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Steven Hsieh

Neigh!

Neigh! How a rag-tag group of misfits rebuilt their lives by becoming thoroughbred equine aficionados

Yay Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance won the coveted audience award at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival for its enchanting look at the implausible success of Dream Alliance.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Once a Marine

New raw documentary exposes the difficulty in reintegrating after military service.

Yay Once a Marine Let’s just assume that Memorial Day means something more than a coveted three-day weekend in the first fair days on the edge of summer.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

Love & Friendship

Finally. A period piece that isn’t boring as hell.

Yay Although delightfully uneven, and heavy with both dialogue and horse-drawn carriages, period piece Love & Friendship is thoroughly enjoyable and well made.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Jeff Berg

¡Que Viva!

Music and machismo bring drama to the doorstep, as Viva learns to fly in Havana

Yay Is there anyone who’s not talking about Cuba these days? As the island recently became fair game for American tourists after decades of prohibition on travel, it seems to occupy a new place in the sphere of...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm
 
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Morning Word: Governor Opposes Tax Increases

Morning Word Gov. Susana Martinez prefers deep spending cuts. ... More

Aug. 23, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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