Santa Fe Reporter - Movie Reviews http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-28-1-movie-reviews.html <![CDATA['Life' Review - Just like 1979’s Alien but with less Sigourney Weaver]]>
By: Kendall Mac
Director Daniel Espinosa’s new science fiction thriller follows six absurdly attractive astronauts attempting to control a celestial life-form. ]]>
<![CDATA[Beauty and the Beast Review - Porcelain patriarchy’s latest portrayal of Stockholm syndrome success story]]>
By: Kendall Mac
Is your masculinity feeling fragile? ]]>
<![CDATA['My Scientology Movie' Review: Not Deep Enough - British filmmaker kinda-sorta looks into the sci-fi religion]]>
By: Alex De Vore
British writer/producer/filmmaker Louis Theroux’s look into the church of Scientology could have been fascinating.
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<![CDATA['Kong: Skull Island' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
The most recent Hollywood take on the giant ape himself, King Kong, should have left us with a monstrous hunger for more.]]>
<![CDATA['Off the Rails' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
On paper, Darius McCollum is the kind of repeat offender that our crime-and-punishment elected officials want to use as reason for harsher sentences. He’s been arrested 19 times and has served more than 30 years behind bars.
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<![CDATA['Logan' Review: Bye-Bye, Wolvie - Hugh Jackman’s final SCHNIKT!]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
While this is really the bajillionth in a series of long, sometimes-overproduced and complicated tales in the X-Men franchise, it’s true that you don’t really need a lot of backstory to follow along.]]>
<![CDATA['Kedi' Review - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The camera moves along the ancient streets of Istanbul, following a particularly adorable orange cat. Diners at streetside cafés hand over treats. Passersby respectfully step around her.
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<![CDATA['Get Out' Review: Shattered Expectations - Jordan Peele conquers the horror world]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Much of the draw of Get Out is in seeing its writer/director Jordan Peele (of legendary comedy duo Key and Peele) strike out of the genre for which he’s known.
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<![CDATA[The Great Wall Review: Leapin’ Lizards! - To whom do you suppose Matt Damon owed a favor?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Picture it: a bunch of mostly white mercenary types from various countries set aside their differences to journey to China in seach of black powder—a most poweful weapon that’ll basically make ’em rich, or at least help them with a cool firewor]]>
<![CDATA[I Am Not Your Negro Review: Required Viewing - The words of James Baldwin are needed as much as ever]]>
By: Alex De Vore
You’d never know it was Samuel L Jackson reading the words from activist and writer James Baldwin’s unfinished work, Remember This House, in the new documentary I Am Not Your Negro, but it mostly works. The downside, of course, is that Baldwin’]]>
<![CDATA['Staying Vertical' Review: Merde! Ce film suce - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s slightly jarring that Staying Vertical just sort of starts out of nowhere, even more so when it jumps from scene to scene in a loosely structured series of vignettes tied to one another by a main character and seemingly little else.]]>
<![CDATA['The Salesman' Review: Slowest of the Slow - Death of an attention span]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) has been the recipient of much praise for his newest movie, The Salesman, but it’s difficult to understand why.
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<![CDATA[The Founder Review: We’re Really Only Kind of Likin’ It - The true story of McDonald’s sounds exciting, but mostly isn’t]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Everyone has eaten at a McDonald’s at least once, but the actual story of how the mega-chain came to exist within a few miles of wherever you happen to be right now is slightly darker than the family-friendly style they’re selling.
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<![CDATA['Paterson' Review: Sheer-ish Poetry - Jim Jarmusch almost gets there]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When I was a kid, my aunt bought an 1980s-era Mercedes; her dream car, and I started to notice them everywhere.
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<![CDATA['20th Century Women' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Jamie isn’t your average teenage boy raised by a single mom and coming of age in 1979. Or maybe he is.]]>
<![CDATA['Strike a Pose' Review - ]]>
By: Kim Jones
In 1990, infamous pop star Madonna launched her Blond Ambition tour, which proved one of the most controversial concerts of all time.
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<![CDATA[Paterson Review: Sheer-ish Poetry - Jim Jarmusch almost gets there]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Jarmusch has tapped into an often-overlooked type of storytelling that favors relating a simple tale told well over spectacle.]]>
<![CDATA['Chatty Catties' Review - You’d think a movie about talking cats would rule, and yet...]]>
By: Kim Jones
If you’re a die-hard cat person, Chatty Catties might pique your interest, but if your movie needs aren’t met with cute pets alone then it may be a flop. The seemingly low-budget comedy by relatively new director Pablo Valencia follows the life o]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Figures Review: Space Relations - An inside look at the non-white women who made the space race possible]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The amazing true story of the women who made safe space flight possible.]]>
<![CDATA['Fences' Review: The Measure of a Man - August Wilson’s classic play comes to the screen]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Simplicity is the name of the game in Fences, the new film adaptation of playwright August Wilson’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of family, death and betrayal set in 1950s Pittsburgh.]]>