Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![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.]]>
<![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. ]]>