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The Old Woman Down the Road

'Found Memories' is thoughtful and rewarding [ok]

Movie Reviews Each morning, Madalena (Sonia Guedes) wakes before dawn to make bread in the dark. A single kerosene lamp lights her kitchen. She then trudges outside, slowly following a set of unused train tracks to Jotuomb...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 David Riedel

Portrait of the Artist as Enigma

What’s going on in Bel Borba Aqui? [meh]

Movie Reviews When all the movie awards start popping up later this year, perhaps someone will recommend a new category: The film most like Seinfeld, the show that was about nothing. Bel Borba Aqui would certainly be among t...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 David Riedel

To the Battlements

How to Survive a Plague chronicles AIDS activism in the ’80s and ’90s [ok]

Movie Reviews How one survives a plague (according to How to Survive a Plague) is to go on the offensive, relentlessly, until you get what you want (or really, deserve).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 David Riedel

Indie Hop

Action! Santa Fe's Independent Film Festival rolls along

Movie Reviews Four years strong, Santa Fe’s independent film fête aims to hold leading-man status by bringing in celebrated festival darlings.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Jose V Chavez

'Liberal Arts' is light and fun [OK]

Movie Reviews At 35, Jesse Fisher (writer/director Josh Radnor) is single and bored with his job at a New York university as an admissions counselor.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 David Riedel

Wanted: Unknown Singer-Songwriter

'Searching for Sugar Man' is quietly inviting [Yay!]

Movie Reviews It sounds like the idea for a bad movie: Talented musician no one cares about disappears. A small group of overseas fans, knowing nothing of his life, endeavors to find him.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 David Riedel

A Boy and His [Dead] Dog

'Frankenweenie' works despite weak spots [ok]

Movie Reviews The great thing about animals—and this is corny and unoriginal—is their unconditional love. A scratch behind the ear, steady food and trips to the park go a long way for a dog, just as a comfy sofa arm go...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 David Riedel

You Get a Zero

'Won't Back Down' backed down from decent screenwriting [barf]

Movie Reviews Won’t Back Down takes a very serious subject—public education and failing schools—and makes it seem as if changing a school’s curriculum and faculty is pretty easy if—gosh golly!—you want it enoug...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 David Riedel

Review: The Master

He shoots, he misfires [meh]

Movie Reviews The Master is competently made and beautifully acted, but there’s a larger sense that the parts do not add up to a whole.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Corey Johnson

Birth, Death, Repeat

Samsara is a thing of captivating beauty [yay!]

Movie Reviews Forget what you’ve heard or read about Samsara. Non-narrative, dialogue-free, whatever. It is a completely immersive film experience—fascinating from the moment its first images appear on screen until th...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 David Riedel
 
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Morning Word: Rep. Espinoza Faces Ethics Complaint

Democratic Party says she used government resources to promote campaign for secretary of state

Morning Word The ethics complaint cites a radio program where Espinoza repeatedly directed listeners to her official, legislative website in order to get information about collecting petitions for her campaign and her contact information. ... More

Feb. 05, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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