Santa Fe Reporter - Movie Reviews http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-28-1-movie-reviews.html <![CDATA[The Great Wall Review: Leapin’ Lizards! - To whom do you suppose Matt Damon owed a favor?]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Picture it: a bunch of mostly white mercenary types from various countries set aside their differences to journey to China in seach of black powder—a most poweful weapon that’ll basically make ’em rich, or at least help them with a cool firewor]]>
<![CDATA[I Am Not Your Negro Review: Required Viewing - The words of James Baldwin are needed as much as ever]]>
By: Alex De Vore
You’d never know it was Samuel L Jackson reading the words from activist and writer James Baldwin’s unfinished work, Remember This House, in the new documentary I Am Not Your Negro, but it mostly works. The downside, of course, is that Baldwin’]]>
<![CDATA['Staying Vertical' Review: Merde! Ce film suce - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s slightly jarring that Staying Vertical just sort of starts out of nowhere, even more so when it jumps from scene to scene in a loosely structured series of vignettes tied to one another by a main character and seemingly little else.]]>
<![CDATA['The Salesman' Review: Slowest of the Slow - Death of an attention span]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) has been the recipient of much praise for his newest movie, The Salesman, but it’s difficult to understand why.
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<![CDATA[The Founder Review: We’re Really Only Kind of Likin’ It - The true story of McDonald’s sounds exciting, but mostly isn’t]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Everyone has eaten at a McDonald’s at least once, but the actual story of how the mega-chain came to exist within a few miles of wherever you happen to be right now is slightly darker than the family-friendly style they’re selling.
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<![CDATA['Paterson' Review: Sheer-ish Poetry - Jim Jarmusch almost gets there]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When I was a kid, my aunt bought an 1980s-era Mercedes; her dream car, and I started to notice them everywhere.
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<![CDATA['20th Century Women' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Jamie isn’t your average teenage boy raised by a single mom and coming of age in 1979. Or maybe he is.]]>
<![CDATA['Strike a Pose' Review - ]]>
By: Kim Jones
In 1990, infamous pop star Madonna launched her Blond Ambition tour, which proved one of the most controversial concerts of all time.
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<![CDATA[Paterson Review: Sheer-ish Poetry - Jim Jarmusch almost gets there]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Jarmusch has tapped into an often-overlooked type of storytelling that favors relating a simple tale told well over spectacle.]]>
<![CDATA['Chatty Catties' Review - You’d think a movie about talking cats would rule, and yet...]]>
By: Kim Jones
If you’re a die-hard cat person, Chatty Catties might pique your interest, but if your movie needs aren’t met with cute pets alone then it may be a flop. The seemingly low-budget comedy by relatively new director Pablo Valencia follows the life o]]>
<![CDATA[Hidden Figures Review: Space Relations - An inside look at the non-white women who made the space race possible]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The amazing true story of the women who made safe space flight possible.]]>
<![CDATA['Fences' Review: The Measure of a Man - August Wilson’s classic play comes to the screen]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Simplicity is the name of the game in Fences, the new film adaptation of playwright August Wilson’s 1983 Pulitzer Prize-winning tale of family, death and betrayal set in 1950s Pittsburgh.]]>
<![CDATA['Ghostland' Review - ]]>
By: Kim Jones
Rookie director Simon Stadler shocks and humbles viewers with Ghostland: The View of the Ju’Hoansi, a documentary following the Ju’Hoansi bushmen of Namibia.
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<![CDATA[Movies to Watch in 2017 - That possibly, more than likely, without a doubt might perhaps be good, maybe]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We here at SFR love going to the movies. Sure, television sneakily became the superior creative ecosystem, but there’s still magic to be had in going to a theater and enjoying Hollywood’s best (and worst) releases.]]>
<![CDATA[Santa Fe Independent Film Festival - Don’t-miss choices from the fest’s founders]]>
By: Alex De Vore
As we enter the eighth year of the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival (SFIFF), it’s worth taking a moment to note just how far the annual event has come.
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<![CDATA[The Force Awakens: Not Just for Nerf Herders - JJ Abrams' foray into the franchise is far better than we could have hoped for]]>
By: Alex De Vore
As Thursday the 17th wore on, SFR Art Director Anson Stevens-Bollen and I felt our Star Wars tickets burning holes in our respective pockets. ]]>
<![CDATA[Nativize Me - Sandler gaffe proves old habits are hard to shake off in Hollywood ]]>
By: David Riedel
Last week, news broke that some Native American actors working on a new Adam Sandler movie in the area walked off the set over what they say are disrespectful jokes in the script, historically inaccurate costumes, characters who speak in halting English and generally shitty attitudes (my take) from producers.]]>
<![CDATA[Good Riddance, 2014 - It was a bad year for good movies and a good year for bad movies]]>
By: David Riedel
So 2014 is finally over, and I think I speak for everyone who loves movies when I say: Good goddamn riddance, 2014. You sucked. Like, REALLY SUCKED.
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<![CDATA[It’s a Wrap! - 2013 was a year filled with glory, slurps and triple barfs]]>
By: David Riedel
So this year was a pretty good one for movies. It’s just that movies that were bad were so bad. Just inexcusable. Sweet Jesus. But we’ll get to those after my five favorite movies of 2013.]]>
<![CDATA[Fall Flicks - It’s the attack of the award-worthy films!]]>
By: David Riedel
Welcome to autumn. As we all know—and if you don’t, WHAT THE FUCK, ARE YOU LIVING UNDER A ROCK?—it’s the time of year when the studios, big and small, start pushing their awards fodder picture]]>