V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
It’s a hard-knock life for a former orphan and a guy who used to be Daddy Warbucks in this not-so-expertly updated musical
Tone-deaf update of Annie can’t find its rhythm.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
Natural disaster kills the mood in icy Swedish examination of love and marriage
Happy family falls apart after escaping avalanche in ice-cold drama Force Majeure.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
Feature: Film Guide
Mummies, Moses and Middle-Earth
Alibi Holiday Film Guide 2014
From mummies to Moses to Middle-earth, Devin D. O’Leary is your guide to all the Hollywood films hitting theaters this holiday season.
Begging the Question(s)
Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo
Samantha Anne Carrillo interviews actor, author and auteur Crispin Hellion Glover in preview of his “It trilogy” screenings, Big Slide Shows and Q&As at the Guild Cinema this weekend.
V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
The Theory of Everything
Love is a black hole in surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic
Love is a black hole in the surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Odd duck of a documentary looks in on our fine, feathered friends
Director of Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill wings it again with Pelican Deams.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
Intense musical drama is tough enough to make the kids from “Glee” cry ... more than they normally do
Musical drama Whiplash proves practice makes perfect by mixing “Glee” and Full Metal Jacket.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
Michael Keaton mocks his own backstory in high-flying show biz satire
Michael Keaton mocks his own backstory in heady, high-flying show biz satire Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
From virus to solstice
Wherein we preview Björk’s new concert film Biophilia Live—screening this weekend at Guild Cinema—and review new Metallica biography Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014).
V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
The Blue Room
Tightlipped French crime drama drops few clues
Sex turns deadly in tightlipped French crime drama The Blue Room.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Dear White People
Unabashed comedy-drama about black and white college students plays all the race cards
Freshman director tackles race relations on campus in unabashed comedy-drama Dear White People.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
The Book of Life
Mexican-themed cartoon offers unexpected seasonal treats
Whimsically dark animted film The Book of Life takes a fantastical look at Mexico’s Day of the Dead traditions.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Kid-centric comedy is better than its many adjectives
Cinematic adaptation of popular kids’ book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day chooses unusual director.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)
WWII chiller illuminates the art of survival
Insular WWII drama delves into two young brothers’ survival training.
Christmas at the Yucca Vista at Aux Dog Theatre
This year join The Dolls for all the crazy antics at the Yucca Vista Trailer Park for a Christmas you won’t soon forget. Runs through 12/21.
Chatter Sunday: David Felberg • conductor • Ingele Onstad • soprano • James Holland • cello and more at The Kosmos
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