Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![CDATA[Kubo and the Two Strings Review: All You Need is Love - Laika achieves its best film yet]]>
By: Alex De Vore
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.
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<![CDATA[Microbe and Gasoline Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
This premise of this movie just isn’t breathtaking. Two boys in France build a car and take a journey. Yawn. Wake us when they get there.]]>
<![CDATA[Ghostbusters Review - So good it's almost scary]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The reboot from Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids) and Parks and Recreation writer Kate Dippold is actually everything you want and more, so, like good scientists, let’s examine the facts here.]]>
<![CDATA[Tickled Review: Global Tickling Phenomenon - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
What first seemed a quirky TV story for New Zealand pop culture journalist David Farrier quickly took a turn into the control fetish of a well-heeled (and perhaps even dangerous) recluse. ]]>
<![CDATA[Yarn Review: Rhythm Section - With nary a sock or sweater, doc spins unexpected stories]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Something about knitting graffiti generates a joyful energy.
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<![CDATA['A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Review - ]]>
By: Rose Antonelli-Fatton
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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<![CDATA[Neigh! - Neigh! How a rag-tag group of misfits rebuilt their lives by becoming thoroughbred equine aficionados]]>
By: Rose Antonelli-Fatton
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.]]>
<![CDATA[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]]>
By: Steven Hsieh
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Once a Marine - New raw documentary exposes the difficulty in reintegrating after military service.]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
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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<![CDATA[Love & Friendship - Finally. A period piece that isn’t boring as hell.]]>
By: Jeff Berg
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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<![CDATA[¡Que Viva! - Music and machismo bring drama to the doorstep, as Viva learns to fly in Havana]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Is there anyone who’s not talking about Cuba these days? As the island recently became fair game for American tourists after decades of prohibition on travel, it seems to occupy a new place in the sphere of imagination, too. ]]>
<![CDATA[Here They Come to Save the Day - Civil War is every bit as dumb and fun as we’d hoped]]>
By: Alex De Vore
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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<![CDATA[Talking Cats - Only in France]]>
By: Ben Kendall
Hand-drawn animated features are a rarity is this day and age. Having one shipped over from Europe that has any kind of resonance is even rarer (the last one that this critic can recall personally was The Triplets of Belleville).
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<![CDATA[Hail to the King - Oh yeah, movies have actual stories sometimes]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Tom Hanks is almost always at his best when he plays the everyman thrust into extraordinary circumstances. He’s America’s sweetheart, and while the man has proven his chops in dozens of memorable films over the years, he always excels in roles th]]>
<![CDATA[El-Dough-Rado - Food critic Jonathan Gold opens the doors to LA’s nosh]]>
By: Ben Kendall
Los Angeles is home to about 20 million people. Its greater metropolitan area stretches in all directions for around 500 square miles.
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<![CDATA[Music is Truth - And the truth will set you free]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It may be visible every day for most, but those who would dare question the power of music need look no further than filmmaker Johanna Schwartz’ triumphant 2015 documentary.]]>
<![CDATA[Cinema-Constrictor - One of the few movies filmed in the Amazon is rad]]>
By: Ben Kendall
The bloody history of rubber exploitation and colonization in the Amazon is brought into stark relief in writer/director Ciro Guerra’s new film, Embrace of the Serpent.
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<![CDATA[Highbrow Kid Stuff - New Pixar film attacks social issues]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Not everyone is enamored with the saccharine-sweet films from the admittedly fine folks at Pixar, and not everyone loves CGI-produced animated films the way they love good old-fashioned cell animation.
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<![CDATA[Sacrificial Altar - Sometimes cinema is really uncomfortable]]>
By: Ben Kendall
Calling The Club (originally El Club) heavy in terms of subject matter and emotional resonance would be an understatement.
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<![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.]]>