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 David Nichols was so unlike old-school Hollywood you’d never imagine he worked alongside the likes of Martin Scorsese or Robert De Niro. Instead, he was a charming and personable soul … more
With the lockdown having shut down the town, from music venues to art galleries, theaters to parks, we are witnessing a virtual boom on the web. The folks at Seco Live have also been hard at work online this spring, creating digital opportunities to support the artistic community in Taos. more
Arron Shiver was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 40 some years ago, and spent a great deal of his youth in Taos. Here is where he discovered acting quite early on in life at high school with famed Taos High School drama teacher Nancy Jenkins, and in the rich community theater that has long thrived here. He was married for several years, to artist Anaïs Rumfelt (who appears on our cover with their son, Jackson). He has appeared in many motion pictures and television shows, as well as onstage. He lives in Los Angeles but visits often. His mother, Melody Swann, founder of Cowgirls Design, still lives here, and Jackson Shiver splits his time between LA and Taos. more
One month ago, Jean Stevens, the director of the annual Taos Environmental Film Festival, canceled the film screenings to be held at the Taos Community Auditorium in response to the state emergency quarantine order for the coronavirus pandemic. Fast forward to Earth Day, April 22, thanks to the determined efforts of Society of the Muse of the Southwest, director Jan Smith and a stunning roster of local actors, poets, musicians and activists, a different, uniquely Taos community-inspired online gathering of artists will speak to these times. All the proceeds from online donations will go to Holy Cross Hospital to provide personal protective equipment for the staff. more
The Taos Center for the Arts closed its doors on March 12, in accordance with the governor's emergency public health orders in response to COVID-19. But that doesn't mean it's stopped providing stimulating entertainment. more
7th-grade student Brooklyn shares her love of filmmaking in this impressive Taos Talent 2020 video submission. A must-see! more
Approximately 300 people turned out Feb. 27 at Taos Community Auditorium for a one-time screening of "No Small Matter," a new documentary film that underscores the critical need for early childhood education. more
This Friday (March 6) at 7 p.m., John Biscello and SOMOS present a variety show benefiting the production of the indie film "Ballad of the Cuckoos." The film is written by Biscello, the novelist, poet, playwright and spoken word performance artist who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has called Taos home since 2001. more
There are some easy assumptions that can be made about South Korean writer-director Bong Joon Ho’s 2020 Academy Awards Best Picture winner, not the least of which is whether it deserves such an accolade given the hints of predictability laid out in opening scenes. But, as one watches this film the realization we are in the presence of a highly skilled, deliberate and truly insightful talent becomes readily apparent. more
“No Small Matter,” billed as the first documentary to explore the most powerful and overlooked force for change in America today, will air at 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 27) at Taos Community Auditorium, 145 Paseo del Pueblo Norte. more
Taos Pueblo filmmakers interested in developing their media-arts projects are eligible to receive funding through the newly established Senator John Pinto Memorial Filmmakers Fund. Individual Native filmmakers can use funds toward any aspect of production. This can include, film, TV, video games or audio visual projects. more
February is off to a rousing start with plenty of art, literary and music events in the Taos scene to take in this week. Here are some highlights: more
The all-too-familiar formula that is easy to glean from most films that set out as an action spy thriller with a tinge of seriousness — think Daniel Craig’s 007, “Mission Impossible” or “Jason Bourne” — isn’t so much apparent in this movie from director Reed Morano, working from a screenplay by Mark Burnell based on his own novel.  more
What would you think if the Son of God reappeared in our midst? Today? In the Middle East? Would we even recognize Him, understand His message, or would we dismiss Him as just another cult leader or charlatan? more
You have to give a lot of credit to director Greta Gerwig. Not only did she helm one of the best cinema adaptations (among many) of Louisa May Alcott’s 19th century semi-autobiographical novel, she was also pregnant while shooting it and went into labor the day after she turned in her first rough cut of the movie. more
Just what is the "Star Wars" universe trying to teach us? Is it that Wookiees are incredibly loyal, fierce and loveable friends? Or, that brave freedom fighters will always give their lives for a just cause? Or, that evil will never die and that a gigantic armada of Imperial Star Destroyers can be built in secret by a cranky old relative? more
Lightning rarely strikes twice in animated movies, and now with the “Disney Princess Movie” imprint to uphold, the motive to electrify audiences for the new “Frozen II” movie is even more imperative ... more
The new car racing film "Ford v Ferrari" by James Mangold is a well-designed bit of semi-macho fluff based upon a real life rivalry ... more
While we may not have been “psychedelized” as the Chambers Brothers suggested, the past can be tricky and so can the future. That’s why remembering ... more
There's a brief hint of winter set to land in Taos, but by this weekend's Taos Mountain Balloon Rally, things should clear and spirits will certainly be high. In the meantime, there are a lot of other things happening here to keep your creative juices flowing. Of course, for more check out this week's Tempo magazine inside the Taos News on sale bright and early Thursday morning. more
Will Smith actually plays his age, 51, in director Ang Lee’s action thriller “Gemini Man,” but given the level of CGI and stunt double agility exhibited by his character, you’re probably supposed to think, “Dang, he looks pretty good for an old guy.” more
The roar of heavy motorcycles is indelibly linked to the legends of Dennis Hopper and Peter Fonda, stars of the iconic hippie-biker movie “Easy Rider” (1969). Nowhere was that more apparent ... more
Julian Fellowes has created quite a little industry cataloguing the manners and accoutrement of British aristocracy circa 1920s via his popular television show, “Downton Abbey.” more
Horror author Stephen King knows what scares us because he knows what hurts. It's the key to his success. He makes horror a personal experience ... more
I hate movies about dogs. Not because I think they’re intrinsically all bad. I just know dogs and for all the love and attention we give them, fate more
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