Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![CDATA[Rollin’ on the Dead River - A tense literary thriller from local filmmaker]]>
By: Brianna Stallings
Write what you know. Never meet your heroes. Truth is stranger than fiction. There are two sides to every story. These ideas and more are at the heart of Dead River.]]>
<![CDATA[Distant Murmurs - Documentary sheds light on old conflict]]>
By: Ben Kendall
War. War never changes. Between June 5 and June 10, 1967, Israel fought a two-front war against the collected forces of Syria, Egypt and Jordan.]]>
<![CDATA[Grizzly - DiCaprio serves up his own brand of mountain-side justice in González Iñárritu's 'The Revenant']]>
By: Alex De Vore
Whereas there are any number of standout western films that occupy the pantheon of filmmaking, there has been an almost unnoticeable resurgence in postmodern, cerebral storytelling within the genre ov]]>
<![CDATA[Definition of Suspense - Documentary explores classic cinema bromance]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In 1966, French filmmaker François Truffaut, known primarily at the time for The 400 Blows, wrote to the acclaimed master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock, and invited him to discuss his entire body of cinematic work in great detail.
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<![CDATA[Wide Awake - JJ Abrams’ foray into the franchise is far better than we could have hoped for]]>
By: Alex De Vore
As Thursday wore on, SFR Art Director Anson Stevens-Bollen and I felt our Star Wars tickets burning holes in our respective pockets.
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<![CDATA[Buckets of Blood on the Snow - Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' was worth the wait]]>
By: Brianna Stallings
The Hateful Eight Filmgoers have been champing at the bit for The Hateful Eight—director Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film and second Western— since he announced it in 2013.
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<![CDATA[Thou Shalt Be King - The Scottish Film aims big and delivers]]>
By: Lucas Iberico Lozada
It’s refreshing in this age of flashy big-budget flops to see an enormous film take on an intimidating subject and thrust a dagger of nearly perfect artistry through it.
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<![CDATA[What's Old is New Again - Paranoia surrounding technology isn't a modern invention]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It wouldn’t entirely make sense to call Dreams Rewired a documentary.
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<![CDATA[Women after the War - 'Beneath the Olive Tree' explores untold horror story what happened in Greece after WWII]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Filmmaker Stavroula Toska’s new documentary, Beneath the Olive Tree, aims to uncover an often hidden chapter of WWII history from the viewpoint of Greek women who survived the aftermath of their country’s occupation. ]]>
<![CDATA[Are You Ready - 'Creed' is a knockout movie with a rocky premise]]>
By: Alex Falcone
Creed centers on Adonis Johnson Creed, the son of Rocky’s enemy-turned-friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), who died in the ring in Rocky IV.]]>
<![CDATA[All the Lights on - Tracing The Boston Globe’s pursuit of church abuse]]>
By: Lucas Iberico Lozada
The often-tedious work of investigative journalism is transformed into a gripping drama in the nimbly plotted Spotlight.
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<![CDATA[Out of Obscurity - 'Tab Hunter Confidential' documents star's life as gay man in 1950s Hollywood]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Tab Hunter is one of those movie star names we all kind of vaguely know, but he has mostly faded into the land of Tinsel Town obscurity.]]>
<![CDATA[The Return - Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s first film in nearly a decade is an abstract martial-arts epic]]>
By: Adam Katzman
After an eight-year hiatus, director Hou Hsiao-Hsien is back with a martial-arts movie, though it is one as reverent to genre trappings as Andrei Tarkovsky was to science fiction.]]>
<![CDATA[Taking Patriarchy to the Cleaners - Streep and Mulligan put on their big-girl bloomers for 'Suffragette']]>
By: Amy Wolfe
Working tirelessly in a laundry since the age of 7, Maud Watts (Carey Mulligan) finally puts her iron down and takes up political activism in Suffragette.]]>
<![CDATA[Shoot First, Ask Questions Later - 'Peace Officer' takes a hard look at police violence]]>
By: David Riedel
Anyone with a penchant for mistrusting police will find plenty to like in Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber’s Peace Officer.]]>
<![CDATA[A Good Leg to Stand On - Finders Keepers tells a bizarre story in a simple, straightforward manner]]>
By: David Riedel
Finders Keepers tells a story so outrageous that it would be impossible to make up.]]>
<![CDATA[Upstairs/Downstairs - A beautiful performance makes up for an also-ran story in The Second Mother]]>
By: David Riedel
The Second Mother’s upstairs-downstairs tale won’t win points for originality. ]]>
<![CDATA[Looking for the Light - In 'Blind', a woman copes with losing her sight and a skewed perception of herself]]>
By: David Riedel
Blind isn’t without its problems, but it’s a compelling, unique view of a singular experience and the pain that comes along with it.]]>
<![CDATA[This Grandma Isn't Going to Bake Cookies for You - Lily Tomlin is great in 'Grandma']]>
By: David Riedel
Grandma jumps along to become one of the surprises of the year.]]>
<![CDATA[One Hit-and-Run, a Bunch of Dirty Cops and a Funeral - 'A Hard Day' has a fresh take on some cinematic tropes ]]>
By: David Riedel
A Hard Day delivers the shocks and thrills, with a couple moments that are so jarring you may actually jump out of your seat.]]>