Major Hollywood movies about robots and AI have generally fallen pretty flat, but that doesn’t change how they’re potentially rich areas for storytelling and the paradoxical notion of what it is to be alive.
Animation powerhouse Laika, which previously brought us Coraline and ParaNorman, is out to blow our minds all over again with Kubo and the Two Strings, a fable heavily influenced by Japanese mythology and one of the finest films of the year.
Meh Space: the final frontier. An infinite vacuum of darkness wherein a film series can come out strong and full of promise but then eventually devolves into a by-the-numbers affair that repeatedly follows the same plotlines apparently forever and ever. ... More
Morning Word At the same time New Mexico lawmakers are trying to shore up the state’s budget, the New Mexico Public Defender's Office is questioning the costs associated with reinstating the death penalty. ... More