Dec. 2, 2016
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'Arrival' Review

Yay Half the country is celebrating the arrival of an iconoclastic new leader, while the other half is gripped with despondency and even fear.
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Nov. 30, 2016 by Neil Morris

'Fire at Sea' Review

Ok Though Fire at Sea does well at establishing its message, it fails to evolve into a full-fledged narrative. ... More

Nov. 30, 2016 by Kim Jones

'Moonlight' Review

Yay In a new work based on the previously unproduced screenplay In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) brings us a romantic drama fueled by self-discovery. ... More

Nov. 23, 2016 by Kim Jones

'Don’t Call Me Son' Review: Here Comes the Son

At best, we’re getting half a story

Meh A moody teenage boy is thrust into a labyrinth of overwhelming heartache and confusion when he learns that the woman he believed was his mother kidnapped him as a baby some 17 years ago.
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Nov. 30, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'SEED: The Untold Story' Review: Beauty, Mystery, Danger

All part of the unfolding story of seeds

Yay “The diversity in our seed stock is as endangered as a panda or golden eagle or a polar bear right now.”
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Nov. 16, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Review: Half Magic

Good news for Potter-heads, really only OK news for everyone else

Ok Say you’re JK Rowling and find yourself sitting on a property that practically prints cash. It would only make sense that you’d find it somewhat difficult to leave all that behind. Probably.
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Nov. 23, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Looking Through a Glass Onion: Deconstructing The White Album' Review

Ok Composer Scott Freiman’s love for The Beatles runs so deep, he’s considered one of the world’s foremost Fab Four scholars (yes, scholar). Thus, with his new filmed lecture, Looking Through a Glass Onion: Deconstructing The White Album, Freiman ... More

Nov. 16, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'The Handmaiden' Review: A New Kind of Handjob

Oldboy director weirds us out all over again

Yay Korean director Chan-wook Park takes another twisted trip down the rabbit hole of bizarre familial relations and erotic intrigue with The Handmaiden. ... More

Nov. 09, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Christine' Review

Ok If you were around in the 1970s, you may remember when newscaster Christine Chubbuck shot herself live on the air during a broadcast.
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Nov. 09, 2016 by Kim Jones

Gimme Danger Review: Lust For Life

Jim Jarmusch tackles Iggy Pop and The Stooges

Yay Gimme Danger begins at the end. One ending, anyway, as Jim Osterberg—now much older but still in damn good shape—explains the events of 1973 from what appears to be his laundry room.
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Nov. 02, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'Being 17' Review

Meh With a father abroad in the military and a pregnant mother bedridden with a pulmonary infection, what are two 17-year-old boys to do when their lives are compromised and their sexualities begin to manifest? ... More

Nov. 02, 2016 by Kim Jones

'Keeping up with the Joneses' Review

Ok Holding up undercover identities was easy for the Joneses in 30 foreign countries. But less than a week in the suburbs in the USA, and they’re blown in a big way. ... More

Oct. 26, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival

Don’t-miss choices from the fest’s founders

Movie Reviews As we enter the eighth year of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF), it’s worth taking a moment to note just how far the annual event has come.
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Oct. 19, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'No Light and No Land Anywhere' Review

Ok Her eyelids lay heavy, struggling not to shutter completely over her hazel-spotted pale blue eyes. Tears crystallize, balancing upon the bottom lids, grasping to defy gravity.
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Oct. 19, 2016 by Jonny Leather

'The Accountant' Review

Yay Suspense and problem-solving mixed with a dash of hopeless romance and a pinch of dysfunctional family history are the staples that sustain The Accountant, yet it’s the strength of the main character that makes us grade this cinematic achievement with approval. ... More

Oct. 19, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm
 

Morning Word: Toulouse Oliver Heads to Santa Fe Early

Morning Word The secretary of state-elect will assume duties on Dec. 9 after interim Secretary Brad Winter opts out early. ... More

Dec. 01, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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