June 24, 2016
Yay Ok Meh barf

'L’attesa' Review: Endless Waiting

The perfect film for people who love to be bored

Ok We want to like the film, we really do, but despite some standout performances and a gorgeous setting, it just never gets to the point that makes audiences forget they’re watching a movie. ... More

June 22, 2016 by Alex De Vore

'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.
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June 22, 2016 by Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Ta-Da!

Oh, oh, oh, it’s magic—and little else

Ok The original Now You See Me was not the kind of movie you saw because you thought it would actually be good.
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June 15, 2016 by Alex De Vore

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.  ... More

June 01, 2016 by Steven Hsieh

Sunset song?

More like Sunset WRONG

Barf Based on the 1932 book of the same name by Scottish author Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the film has the makings of an epic, yet it’s a fair bet that his plot and character development is a lot richer than in this big-screen adaptation. ... More

June 15, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

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. ... More

June 01, 2016 by Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Paralyzed by Awfulness

Me Before You sucks so, so hard

Barf Emilia Clarke joins Sam Claflin in Me Before You, an emotionally manipulative pile of dreck that tries so hard to make us feel anything, but winds up feeling like the longest hour and 50 minutes of your life. ... More

June 08, 2016 by Alex De Vore

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.
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May 25, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Crustacean Nation

Colin Farrell better learn to love, lest he be transformed into a lobster

Ok From time to time in cinema, the aspirations and ideas for a story can sound absolutely incredible, but the ultimate payoff winds up falling short.
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June 01, 2016 by Alex De Vore

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.
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May 25, 2016 by Jeff Berg

Play Nice

Gosling and Crowe try their best to be funny

Ok It’s only fair to give kudos to Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling—actors who generally tend to take serious roles—for their attempts at slapstick, but the overall cheese factor of The Nice Guys keeps it from ever achieving the levels of cool to which it so obviously aspires. ... More

May 25, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Clooney's been taken hostage!

Jodie Foster directs Clooney and Roberts in one of the most "just OK" movies ever.

Meh It’s definitely exciting that movies like this or The Big Short are beginning to look at the straight thievery of Wall Street, but whatever moral they may have been attempting to get across in this particular film is lost in the shuffle. ... More

May 18, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Here They Come to Save the Day

Civil War is every bit as dumb and fun as we’d hoped

Yay Notoriously grumpy comics genius Alan Moore has referred to the recent influx of superhero films as a “cultural catastrophe.” Them’s fightin’ words, but at the rate we’re being inundated with these things, he ain’t that far off.
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May 11, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Game Over

'Ratchet & Clank' is, itself, ratchet

Meh In the early 2000s, the fine folks at Insomniac Games brought a spirited young Lombax named Ratchet and an adorable defective robot named Clank together, and the gaming landscape was forever blown away. ... More

May 04, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Fairy Tale Cinema

Stars might be the only thing going for it

Ok Tale of Tales consists of three well-trodden fairy tales from the works of Giambattista Basile, a writer and poet of the 16th and 17th century also credited with penning the first versions of Cinderella, Rapunzel and several other twice-told yarns. ... More

May 11, 2016 by Jeff Berg
 

Morning Word: SFR Ranks Top 10 Selling Medical Cannabis Producers

New Mexico Health Department under-reports first quarter receipts

Morning Word Plus the latest on New Mexico's wildfires, including two near Santa Fe's watershed. ... More

June 24, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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