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In Loving Memory

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Adrian Jeffery Edsitty of Sheep Springs, N.M., died on Jan. 9. He was 29.

He was born in Gallup on May 31, 1993.

Adrian was preceded in death by his grandparents Doris Carl and Joe Carl Sr., Christine Allen, John Allen, Nelson Etsitty, Kee James, and Helen Y. James.

He is survived by his mother Gloria Carl; his father...

‘White Noise’ is a mixed bag

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This feature is now streaming on Netflix.

As 2022 came to an end, it certainly seemed as if there were a lot of grandiose (and lengthy) features striving to combine many elements and ideas into a cohesive whole. Based on a well-regarded book by Don DeLillo, White Noise attempts to combine comedy with personal drama, as well as elements from disaster pictures. Heck, it even throws in a dance number for good measure. It’s all a bit messy and the results are ultimately uneven, but at least there are individual sections that do work and a few fun moments to behold.

The film starts in 1984 and focuses on a charismatic but...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for January 6, 2022

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Welcome back to another look at highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. With the holiday season just ending, it’s a shorter list than usual, but there are still plenty of interesting titles coming your way. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week or need to stay indoors, be sure to check out one of these titles.



ARMAGEDDON TIME: This period drama is loosely based on the personal experiences of writer/director James Gray (Ad Astra,The Lost City of Z). A young boy struggles at school and has a difficult time getting on with his parents, but shows interest in other areas. When he meets a young black student being treated unfairly...

‘Babylon’ is an overly grandiose endeavor

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Running Time: 188 minutes

This feature from Paramount Pictures opened at theaters on December 23.

Sometimes, advertising about a movie can be misleading.

The new film Babylon has been described in some circles as a drama/comedy set during the days of early Hollywood that depicts the outrageous excesses and decadence of stars and producers. Yes, there is a wild party presented early on, but the movie is actually a story about various silent performers and producers adapting to change when sound technology is introduced (one imagines this plot synopsis wasn’t considered exciting enough). And it also tries to sandwich in a message about the power of...

The best movies of 2022

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With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, it is a perfect opportunity to list some personal favorite movies from 2022.

First off, the biopic Till from United Artists makes a lasting impression. Telling a horrific true story of a group of white supremacists murdering a black teenager and the effect this event had on his mother, the film boasts a memorable performance by Danielle Deadwyler as Mamie Till that perfectly encapsulates a mother’s grief and fury.

While we critics do tend to laud heavy dramas, this reviewer remains taken by Avatar: The Way of Water and its awe-inspiring spectacle. Yes, this sequels’ family drama is corny (although this reviewer did find...

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