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V.25 No.34 | 8/25/2016
Don't Think Twice

Film Review

Don’t Think Twice

Tragedy is easy, comedy is hard in Mike Birbiglia’s self-reflexive look at the humor industry

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tragedy is easy, comedy is hard in Mike Birbiglia’s self-reflexive look at the humor industry.
V.25 No.33 | 8/18/2016
Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Film Review

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Hezog stares into the abyss of the World Wide Web

By Devin D. O’Leary
The notoriously existential Werner Herzog ruminates on the technology and philosophy of the internet.
V.25 No.31 | 8/4/2016
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit this ain’t.

Film Review

The Innocents

Knocked-up nuns make for a thorny historical drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Knocked-up nuns make for a thorny historical drama in Anne Fontaine’s new film The Innocents.
V.25 No.30 | 7/28/2016
The Grand Wazoo himself
Courtesy Zappa.com

Film Review

You Could Reach Nirvana Tonight!

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

By August March
August March reflects on the life and work of Frank Zappa as seen through director Thorsten Schütte’s lens in Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words.
V.25 No.29 | 7/21/2016
Lights Out

Film Review

Lights Out

Under-illuminated ghost story is too dim to really be scary

By Devin D. O’Leary
Under-illuminated ghost story is too dim to really be scary.
V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016

Event Horizon

You Can't Spell Funeral Without Fun

Saturday, Jul 16: Making Home Funerals

By Megan Reneau [ Fri Jul 15 2016 10:00 AM ]
Explore contemporary beliefs and practices related to death and dying and the home funeral movement.
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V.25 No.28 | 7/14/2016
Wiener-Dog

Film Review

Wiener-Dog

Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change

By Devin D. O’Leary
Morosely amused filmmaker constructs a shaggy dog tale for a change.
V.25 No.27 | 7/7/2016
Brian De Palma

Film Review

De Palma

No nonsense documentary lets film industry icon analyze his own art to a fault

By Devin D. O’Leary
No nonsense documentary lets film industry icon analyze his own art to a fault.
V.25 No.26 | 6/30/2016
Swiss Army Man

Film Review

Swiss Army Man

Dano and Radcliffe team up for exceedingly corporeal comedy

By Devin D. O’Leary
Alibi Film Critic Devin O’Leary screens the “kinetic off-kilter oddness that is Swiss Army Man.”
V.25 No.25 | 6/23/2016
Finding Dory

Film Review

Finding Dory

Simple but satisfying sequel follows its own motto and just keeps swimming

By Devin D. O’Leary
Accountant-required sequel doesn’t suck.
V.25 No.24 | 6/16/2016
Dheepan, a former Tamil soldier, abandons his past and assumes a new identity as a refugee, a caretaker, a husband and a father.

Film Review

Dheepan

French film unpacks the pain of immigrant life

By Maggie Grimason
With a mastery of style that is firmly rooted in the telling detail, Jacques Audiard creates a film with rare conscience that unfolds one story of immigration to illuminate us all.
V.25 No.23 | 6/9/2016
Maggie’s Plan

Film Review

Maggie’s Plan

Control, narcissism and love mix with oddball results

By Renée Chavez
Funny one-liners and strange antics keep the story moving along even if hazy clouds of anthropology jargon glaze the eyes every once in a while.
V.25 No.22 | 6/2/2016
The Lobster

Film Review

The Lobster

Absurdist romance makes monkeys out of us all

By Devin D. O’Leary
Is The Lobster a comedy or a tragedy? A sci-fi film or a mind-bending fantasy? A romance or ... whatever the exact opposite of that is?
V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016

The Daily Word in Worshipping Art, Synthetic Food and Memes

By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 26 2016 11:14 AM ]
The Daily Word

New Mexican't? New Mexican.

Meow Wolf is so blasé—what we need is a temple worshipping art.

Like I needed another reason to love The Weeknd.

Georgia O'Keeffe didn't just paint “flowers.”

A virtual reality film shows what it's like to be an abortion patient.

What if your food breathed and moved while you ate it? And it wasn't an animal?

What really separates Kristen Stewart and Woody Allen in Hollywood? (Hint: If you're going to read this article, it's probably because of Woody Allen)

Memelicious.

V.25 No.21 | 5/26/2016
A Bigger Splash

Film Review

A Bigger Splash

Slow-burning, sexually provocative drama sends viewers on a wild trip to paradise

By Devin D. O’Leary
Erotic, exotic drama A Bigger Splash exposes its characters in more ways than one.
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