Santa Fe Reporter - Movie Reviews http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-28-1-movie-reviews.html <![CDATA[Terminal USA Review - “Oh my god, this is too weird.”]]>
By: Lauren Thompson
There’s no easy way to describe Terminal USA. Sure, it fits the “punk rock, soap opera comedy” that it’s often credited as, but it’s really much, much more than that.]]>
<![CDATA['Chasing Trane' Review - Jazz for the ages]]>
By: Lauren Thompson
Featuring the friends, family and famous fans of John Coltrane (read: Bill Clinton and John Densmore of The Doors fame), the documentary Chasing Trane follows the celebrated jazz man from “country bumpkin” to full-on legend.
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<![CDATA['Band Aid' Review - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Band Aid is a meditative look at the drudgery of relationships, the loss of one’s passions and the valuable idea that failing can be perceived more productively as growth. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Mummy Review - Who's the real monster here?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Where do we even begin in dismantling any far-fetched high hopes for a quality reboot?]]>
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By: Neil Morris
The long-overdue Wonder Woman film is an origin story that doesn’t shrink from the beauty or brawn of a hero in whom the parallels of ancient mythology and modern superhero fiction become literal.
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<![CDATA['Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent' Review - A chef for all seasons]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Those who haven’t ravenously pursued the history of food can be forgiven for never having heard of Jeremiah Tower but, fact is, he’s a titan in the culinary world known to everyone from Batali to Bourdain, Stewart and beyond.
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By: Alex De Vore
When a young French woman named Jeanne (Lou de Laâge) travels to visit her boyfriend in Sicily, she instead finds his mother, Anna (Juliette Binoche of The English Patient), who is reeling from the recent loss of a family member.
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<![CDATA['Obit' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Inside a brittle folder in a metal filing cabinet in an overstuffed room, there’s evidence that journalists had been preparing for her death since 1931.
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<![CDATA[Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review - Damn, it feels good to be a pirate]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Johnny Depp and crew are back as Captain Jack Sparrow and a bunch of bafflingly yet inextricably linked seafaring types.]]>
<![CDATA['The Commune' Review - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The fragility of aging relationships takes center stage in The Commune, a tense vision of 1970’s Denmark that manages to tell an honestly painful love story through unconventional yet believable means.
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<![CDATA['Alien: Covenant' Review - The Fassbender principle ]]>
By: Matt Grubs
It doesn’t take much to get me to suspend disbelief in sci-fi—I want to be on that new planet or in that ship—but you’ve gotta try. ]]>
<![CDATA['Norman' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Norman Oppenheimer might have the same last name as SantaFamous philanthropists and the guy who gets the credit for facilitating the atomic bomb up there in Los Alamos, but his life apparently had fewer headline accomplishments.]]>
<![CDATA['Dead Awake' Review - Don’t move a muscle]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Final Destination scribe Jeffrey Reddick returns to his horror roots with 2016’s Dead Awake, a wildly mediocre look at laughably archaic explanations surrounding sleep paralysis played out in the modern day.
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By: Julie Ann Grimm
Whispered horror stories about what happens when angsty teen girls get into cars with strangers become harrowing, vivid screams in this Australian work of fiction.
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<![CDATA['Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2' Review - The perfect summer movie]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In a sea of ultra-serious films based on comic books, melodrama fatigue becomes a serious concern. Thank goodness then for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.]]>
<![CDATA['Risk' Review - A challenging glimpse at a flawed modern icon]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange remains a calculated mystery, even after filmmaker Laura Poitras’ eye-opening documentary Risk, a grim look at the man himself covering Wikileaks’ rise to prominence before Assange’s descent.]]>
<![CDATA['The War at Home' Review - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Though it’s been nearly 40 years since the initial release of The War at Home in 1979, this close look at the domestic protest efforts waged during the Vietnam War rings as relevant as ever.
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<![CDATA['My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea' Review - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
With no shortage of memoir-esque graphic novels on the circuit, comic artist/animator Dash Shaw brings the gestalt to the big screen, albeit in a wildly exaggerated fashion.
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<![CDATA['Free Fire' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Sans setup or messy character development, Free Fire drops the audience right into the story of an improbable meetup between dudes looking to buy guns and the dudes who have the guns.
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<![CDATA['Maurizio Cattelan: Be Right Back' Review - Art provocateur forges his own path to enlightenment]]>
By: Kendall Mac
Amid the admiration and admonishment of Maurizio Cattelan’s career hides the resolute reality of the artist’s unlikely and unconventional achievements in a manufactured and manipulated world.
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