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V.24 No.5 | 1/29/2015
“Relax, honey. We’ll get through this. ... One day the ’80s will be over.”

Film Review

A Most Violent Year

Chandor’s ’70s-style crime thriller aims for greatness, hits goodness

By Devin D. O’Leary
J.C. Chandor’s ’80s-set crime saga A Most Violent Year aims for greatness, but only hits goodness.
V.24 No.4 | 1/22/2015

Film Review

Blackhat

When it comes to information technology, Hollywood just can’t hack it; or the history of bad computer movies in one review

By Devin D. O’Leary
Michael Mann’s preposterous thriller Blackhat proves that Hollywood just can’t hack high tech.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
“Why did you change your name from Leaf Phoenix? Leaf Phoenix was awewome. ... What’s the matter, Leaf?”

Film Review

Inherent Vice

Trippy mystery gets lost (albeit pleasantly) in a fog of drugs and weirdness

By Devin D. O’Leary
Paul Thomas Anderson tackles Thomas Pynchon with drug-addled mystery Inherent Vice.
V.24 No.2 | 1/8/2015
Now that’s what I call sexy.

Film Review

Wetlands

German sex comedy proves your body is a wonderland—an icky, smelly, disease-infested wonderland

By Devin D. O’Leary
Raunchy German sex comedy Wetlands proves your body is a wonderland—an icky, smelly, disease-infested wonderland.

We Like to Watch (Instantly)

Stream docs on Afrobeat, hip-hop nation and Hole drummer Patty Schemel

By August March
Wherein we hype three music docs (on Fela Kuti, Clarence Reid and Patty Schemel) that are available to stream on Netflix now.

Book Review

Perl in the Rough

Review by Renee Chavez

Easy Street (The Hard Way)

Ron Perlman’s new memoir offers rock-solid wisdom on the movie industry and growing up weird. But maybe skip the end?
V.23 No.52 | 12/25/2014
Stranger danger, honey.

Film Review

Into the Woods

Disney’s latest fairy tale mashup is fun but fractured

By Devin D. O’Leary
Disney’s latest fairy tale heads Into the Woods for a fun but fractured take on Sondheim’s musical mashup.
V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
“You ever see Booty Call, kid? I was great in that.”

Film Review

Annie

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

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tone-deaf update of Annie can’t find its rhythm.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
Poor, deluded fools. You think you can keep the blackness of tooth decay at bay? Choke on your bourgeois ignorance!

Film Review

Force Majeure

Natural disaster kills the mood in icy Swedish examination of love and marriage

By Devin D. O’Leary
Happy family falls apart after escaping avalanche in ice-cold drama Force Majeure.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
The Homesman

Feature: Film Guide

Mummies, Moses and Middle-Earth

Alibi Holiday Film Guide 2014

By Devin D. O’Leary
From mummies to Moses to Middle-earth, Devin D. O’Leary is your guide to all the Hollywood films hitting theaters this holiday season.

Crispin Hellion Glover
Courtesy of the artist

Film Interview

Begging the Question(s)

Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
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.
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V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
“Hey, baby. Wanna hear my theory on space-time singularities as they relate to non-rotating black holes?”

Film Review

The Theory of Everything

Love is a black hole in surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Love is a black hole in the surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
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