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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.
V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
“... And yet, I can’t help but feel our hats could be larger.”

Film Review

Love & Friendship

Jane Austen anti-romance adds the wit of a modern sophisticate

By Devin D. O’Leary
Whit Stillman, meet Jane Austen. Jane Austen, meet Whit Stillman. Yeah, it’s kind of astonishing that it’s taken so long for these two creative minds to cross paths.
V.25 No.19 | 5/12/2016
High-Rise

Film Review

High-Rise

Apartment living falls apart in energetic adaptation of cult classic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tim Hiddleston buys an apartment with a view of the apocalypse in the social sci-fi High-Rise.
Alibi 2016 Summer Film Guide
Illos by Rob M

Feature: Film Guide

Angry Birds, X-Men, Ben-Hurs, Bad Moms and Yoga Hosers

Your 2016 guide to summer movies

By Devin D. O’Leary
Summertime here in the good old USA means three things: popsicles, pool parties and summer movie blockbusters.

V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Louder Than Bombs

Film Review

Louder Than Bombs

Grief drama cripples three men with a bad case of the feels

By Devin D. O’Leary
Grief porn has an eye for the small stuff but offers little in the way of answers, explosions or conclusions.
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