Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![CDATA['Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened' Review - ]]>
By: Kim Jones
Director Lonny Price (Company and 2001’s Sweeney Todd in concert) explores the complexities of the 1981 Broadway musical Merrily We Roll Along.
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<![CDATA[Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Review: Side Quests - Good news everyone—it rules!]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Now that we’re apparently going to get our Star Wars movies in annualized form, it’s only natural to question the validity of Rogue One]]>
<![CDATA['The Eagle Huntress' Review: Fly, You Fools! - Documentary is breaking the ice, hunting the fox, sneaking into the boys’ club]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Forget Frozen. Just let it go. And ditch your heartbreak-turned-fury over the role sexism likely played in the recent presidential election.
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<![CDATA['Stronger Than Bullets' Review: Songs of Revolution - The role of music during Gaddafi’s fall]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Filmmaker Matthew Millan explores Gaddafi's ban on music parallel to the Libyan revolution.]]>
<![CDATA['The Lost City of Cecil B DeMille' Review - ]]>
By: Kim Jones
Who wouldn’t love a film about a dismantled film set turned archaeological dig?]]>
<![CDATA['Arrival' Review - ]]>
By: Neil Morris
Half the country is celebrating the arrival of an iconoclastic new leader, while the other half is gripped with despondency and even fear.
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<![CDATA['Moonlight' Review - ]]>
By: Kim Jones
In a new work based on the previously unproduced screenplay In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue by Tarell Alvin McCraney, director Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy) brings us a romantic drama fueled by self-discovery.]]>
<![CDATA['SEED: The Untold Story' Review: Beauty, Mystery, Danger - All part of the unfolding story of seeds]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
“The diversity in our seed stock is as endangered as a panda or golden eagle or a polar bear right now.”
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<![CDATA['The Handmaiden' Review: A New Kind of Handjob - Oldboy director weirds us out all over again]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Korean director Chan-wook Park takes another twisted trip down the rabbit hole of bizarre familial relations and erotic intrigue with The Handmaiden.]]>
<![CDATA[Gimme Danger Review: Lust For Life - Jim Jarmusch tackles Iggy Pop and The Stooges]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Gimme Danger begins at the end. One ending, anyway, as Jim Osterberg—now much older but still in damn good shape—explains the events of 1973 from what appears to be his laundry room.
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<![CDATA['Multiple Maniacs' Review: Bad Taste - Long-lost John Waters film finally sees the light of day]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Even mega-fans of the Baltimore filth-master’s body of work probably haven’t seen Waters’ second feature film.]]>
<![CDATA['The Accountant' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Suspense and problem-solving mixed with a dash of hopeless romance and a pinch of dysfunctional family history are the staples that sustain The Accountant, yet it’s the strength of the main character that makes us grade this cinematic achievement with approval.]]>
<![CDATA['Shin Godzilla' Review: Gojira! - The 31st film in the long-running series does everything right]]>
By: Alex De Vore
As far as making a statement goes, or even spearheading the beloved Japanese kaiju film movement, Godzilla as metaphorical creation is actually quite brilliant, rubber suit or no.]]>
<![CDATA['Long Way North' Review: Exponential Growth - A gorgeous animated film about love, loss and learning]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In a world dominated by computer- animated films both full-length and short, hand-drawn animated movies are not only refreshing, they’re borderline novel.
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<![CDATA['Starving the Beast' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Starving the Beast Should students and the private sector bear the financial burden of sustaining the publicly funded universities in the United States because individuals and businesses are the beneficiaries?]]>
<![CDATA[‘Starving the Beast’ Review: Higher Education - Battle against deep cuts to higher education funding fuels documentary]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Should students and the private sector bear the financial burden of sustaining the publicly funded universities in the United States because individuals and businesses are the beneficiaries?
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<![CDATA['The Hollars' Review: Family Matters - Scary hospital stays and singing sons make for a keeper]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
From the outside, the complexity of the way a single family operates as an organism is unintelligible. Meet Don, Ron, John and their mom (Sally).]]>
<![CDATA['Snowden' Review: One-Way Ticket to Moscow - Oliver Stone taps into the world of the infamous whistleblower]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Oliver Stone doesn’t do short and sweet. He does long and developed. Most of the time, he’s even really good at doing important, tense, conflicted moments in US history.
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<![CDATA['The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years' Review - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Practically everyone is familiar with the story of The Beatles and their rise from the basement venues of Liverpool and Hamburg to unprecedented crowds of screaming fans.
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<![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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