Mar 20 - 26, 2008 

Reel World

Gimme DVD

Scott Phillips’ locally shot horror thriller Gimme Skelter hit DVD last week and is--appropriately enough--the first release from the new Albuquerque-based DVD label Burning Paradise Entertainment. The full-feature DVD includes writer/director commentary, video blogs from the making of the film, a still gallery, a music video, a blooper reel and more.

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“Who wants a hug?”

Film Review

Under the Same Moon

Sentimental drama puts a cute little face to illegal immigration

By Devin D. O’Leary

It’s fairly safe to say that Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)--with its fantastical faith in the American Dream and its saintly portrait of illegal aliens--was not made by right-wing-radio-listening, border-fence-building members of the Minuteman Project.

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Relax, it’s Holiday Inn.

Film Review

4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

Rough, real and straight out of Romania

By Devin D. O’Leary

If someone started out by telling you that 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is a bleak drama about abortion, shot in Romania and set in the Communist era of the ’80s, you’d probably avoid it like the plague. So, instead, I’ll start out by telling you 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days captured the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, won Best Film and Best Director at the European Film Awards, was nominated for a Golden Globe and landed on numerous critics’ top 10 lists for last year. ... Now for the rough part.

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Idiot Box

Can They All Be Found Guilty?

“Lewis Black’s The Root of All Evil” on Comedy Central

By Devin D. O’Leary

Comedy Central continues its successful foray into all things pseudo-real (pseudo newscast “The Daily Show,” pseudo pundit program “The Colbert Report”) with a pseudo judge show starring apoplectic curmudgeon Lewis Black.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

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

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