Apr 11 - 17, 2013 
Trance

Film Review

Trance

Danny Boyle’s twisty film noir tries to psych us out. Or does it? ... Yes, it does.

By Devin D. O’Leary
High-concept, twist-filled setup requires lots of voice-overs, frequent flashbacks and plenty of explicatory scenes in order to keep viewers apprised of what the hell is going on.

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Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary
Experiments in Cinema v8.53 washes over the Duke City this weekend like a cinematic fever dream. This is the eighth year for the alternative film festival (or something like it, that numbering system of theirs is pretty wacky). The multi-day festival is billed as “an annual celebration of international cinematic experimentation.”

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Idiot Box

Eat This

“Hannibal” on NBC

By Devin D. O’Leary

NBC’s bloody brilliant “Hannibal” may not reverse the network’s tragic ratings tailspin all by itself. But it’s already a huge improvement over the last show to inhabit the Thursday night 9 p.m. timeslot. Given that show, “Do No Harm,” only lasted three episodes, though, that’s not saying a lot. Still “Hannibal” is one of the best new shows of the midseason, and one of the few to challenge ratings-hog rival CBS at its own game.

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Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

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