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 Jul 19 - 25, 2012 
Beasts of the Southern Wild

Film Review

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Swampy survival tale serves up a gumbo of the real and the fantastical

By Devin D. O’Leary

Riding high on a wave of film fest bonhomie (it snagged the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and four awards at this years’ Cannes), Beasts of the Southern Wild is one of those wildly creative, fiercely independent, proudly idiosyncratic films that will be regarded as little more than a curiosity in the harsh light of the American cineplex. That’s a shame, really.

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Idiot Box

Mixed Drinks

“Sullivan & Son” on TBS

By Devin D. O’Leary

Television has a long history of hanging out in neighborhood bars. Those watering holes have ranged from the cheerful (“Cheers”) to the skeevy (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”). TBS’ newest workplace sitcom, “Sullivan & Son,” plops us down somewhere in the middle.

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Reel World

An incredible 53 teams of hardworking filmmakers spent the weekend running around Albuquerque feverishly trying to complete their short films for the annual 48 Hour Film Project. It’s all over now but the crying.

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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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