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V.24 No.30 | 7/23/2015
Ant-Man

Film Review

Ant-Man

Marvel gets small for latest addition to its cinematic universe

By Devin D. O’Leary
A little less attention to brand development and a little more consideration for the story at hand, and Ant-Man would have been an unqualified success.
V.24 No.27 | 7/2/2015
Earl and me (not pictured: dying girl)

Film Review

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Teenage dramedy avoids cliché, but not sympathy

By Devin D. O’Leary
Dying is easy thanks to sweetly snarky teenage dramedy Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015
Inside Out

Film Review

Inside Out

Pixar’s emotional new fantasy has all the feels

By Devin D. O’Leary
Pixar’s cerebral new cartoon Inside Out has all the feels.
V.24 No.25 | 6/18/2015
“ ... It’s the tie, isn’t it?”

Film Review

The Connection

French crime film makes connection to classic American gangster sagas of yesteryear

By Devin D. O’Leary
The French version of The French Connection is known as The Connection. (The “French” part is implied.)
V.24 No.24 | 6/11/2015
“Groovy, baby!”

Film Review

Saint Laurent

French biopic about famed fashion designer gives us glorious surface, poor structure

By Devin D. O’Leary
French biopic Saint Laurent takes languid look at fashion icons life.
V.24 No.23 | 6/4/2015
Rock and roll sounds so much better with matching suits.

Film Review

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll

Musical documentary charts the sounds of love and war

By Devin D. O’Leary
Musical documentary charts the sounds of love and war in swingin’ ’60s Cambodia.
V.24 No.21 | 5/21/2015
“Wanna make out and then milk some cows?”

Film Review

Far from the Madding Crowd

Gritty, 19th-century English romance finds love and hate down on the farm

By Devin D. O’Leary
Far from the Madding Crowd is a rough romance.
V.24 No.20 | 5/14/2015
Sure, she looks good now. But wait till you see her in the morning.

Film Review

Spring

Can odd indie romance get its act together for love or monsters?

By Devin D. O’Leary
Oddball indie Spring mixes monsters and amore.
V.24 No.19 | 5/7/2015
OK, now the party can get started!

Film Review

The D Train

Bromantic dramedy tries to be edgy, settles for “edgeish”

By Devin D. O’Leary
Jack Black and James Marsden buddy up in edgy comedy The D Train.
V.24 No.18 | 4/30/2015
“The hills are alive with the sound of ... Oh, wait. There’s no music. Don’t you think it’s weird there’s no music? Let’s talk about the importance of music in modern cinema.”

Film Review

Clouds of Sils Maria

Film industry drama finds actress caught between art and a hard place

By Devin D. O’Leary
Juliette Binoche stars as Juliette Binoche (more or less) in navel-gazing film industry drama Clouds of Sils Maria.
V.24 No.17 | 4/23/2015
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Film Review

The Salt of the Earth

Breathtaking photography forms backbone of life-changing biopic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Wim Wenders profiles Brazilian photjournalist Sabastiao Salgado in life-changing biopic The Salt of the Earth.
V.24 No.16 | 4/16/2015
“Gravity? What has it ever done for you?”

Film Review

Merchants of Doubt

If facts have a liberal bias, then emotions love conservatives

By Devin D. O’Leary
Merchants of Doubt shines a light on the tactics lobbyists, PR firms and spin doctors use to convince us that cigarettes are healthy and climate change doesn’t exist.

Sonic Cinema

Success Ain’t Always the Best Revenge

By August March
Joe Angio’s new documentary Revenge of the Mekons captures the joyful chaos of the Brit-punk band that invented alt.country.
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V.24 No.15 | 04/09/2015

news

The Daily Word in sci-fi, hummus and MDC

By Samantha Anne Carrillo [ Thu Apr 9 2015 1:56 PM ]
The Daily Word

For Swans and Mos Def fans in Albuquerque, today will be forever be known as Black Thursday—that day when both Michael Gira and Mos Def canceled their respective Burque gigs.

Wanna be in the long-awaited sequel to Independence Day? You're in luck because a) it's filming in Albuquerque and b) they're looking for extras.

Wait—don't eat that hummus!

Please don't trash the Bosque.

The Mayor's Office balks at Bernalillo County's request that the city of Albuquerque resume 50/50 cost-sharing of operating the Metropolitan Detention Center.

Photographer Giorgio Cravero's surreal portraits of fruits and veggies "express the pain and perseverance of nature."

V.24 No.15 | 4/9/2015
Just your typical date night in suburban Detroit.

Film Review

It Follows

Innovative indie horror flick creeps into the mainstream

By Devin D. O’Leary
Innovative indie horror flick It Follows creeps into the mainstream
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