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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
V.24 No.14 | 4/2/2015
“Bacon, bacon, bacon!”

Film Review

White God

Canine coup strikes Hungary in animalistic revenge flick

By Devin D. O’Leary
Every dog has its day in animalistic revenge flick White God.

Film

This Week at the Guild Cinema

By Carl Petersen [ Wed Apr 1 2015 5:10 PM ]

Look what’s playing at the Guild this week. Their ad on page 66 of this week’s issue looks like it got chewed up in the digital lawnmower. Alas, ye. Now begone!

V.24 No.13 | 3/26/2015
“Who wants cake?”

Film Review

Wild Tales

Energetic Argentine anthology believes revenge is a dish best served on fire

By Devin D. O’Leary
Energetic Argentine anthology Wild Tales feels revenge is a dish best served on fire.
Kory Westerhold

Show Up!

Take Yourself Out Tonight

For music, people and life

By August March
Show Up! delivers deets on the best go-go marching band, percussive noise, hip-hop and pop-punk concerts happening this week in Burque.
V.24 No.12 | 3/19/2015
Northern Ireland: Come for the car bombings, stay for the ethno-nationalist conflict.

Film Review

’71

Fast-paced British thriller drops viewers into the middle of the Northern Ireland conflict for some bruising action

By Devin D. O’Leary
Gripping thriller ’71 looks at the conflict in Northern Ireland from behind enemy lines.
V.24 No.11 | 3/12/2015

Film Review

Cinderella

Non-update of classic Disney fairy tale is as comfortable and worn-out as an old shoe

By Devin D. O’Leary
Disney remakes Cinderella without the animation.
V.24 No.10 | 3/5/2015
The local playground leaves something to be desired.

Film Review

Leviathan

Grim Russian recasting of Biblical parable is intimate, challenging

By Devin D. O’Leary
Russian realist recasts Biblical parable in dark drama Leviathan.
V.24 No.8 | 2/19/2015
“Go out there and run faster than all the other kids. ... Boom. Inspiration.”

Film Review

McFarland, USA

Standard-issue “inspirational sports movie” still manages to inspire

By Devin D. O’Leary
Inspirational true-life sports movie McFarland, USA sticks to the formula, still manages to inspire.
V.24 No.7 | 2/12/2015
“I really need to know: Team Edward or Team Jacob?”

Film Review

Still Alice

Alzheimer’s hits hard in simple family drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Oscar-nominated psychological drama Still Alice addresses the horror of Alzheimer’s head-on.
V.24 No.6 | 2/5/2015
“Zut alors! Even our ice cream sucks.”

Film Review

Two Days, One Night

Simple, working-class story about job security delivers Oscar-worthy drama

By Devin D. O’Leary
Working-class film from Belgium finds Oscar-quality drama in economic insecurity.
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