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V.25 No.39 | 9/29/2016
Queen of Katwe

Film Review

Queen of Katwe

Unfamiliar setting and offbeat subject make this sporting drama better than much of its competition

By Devin D. O’Leary
An unfamiliar setting and offbeat subject make this sporting drama better than much of its competition.
V.25 No.38 | 9/22/2016
Max Rose

Film Review

Max Rose

Sad drama about death and regret adds a modest capper to its star’s long career

By Devin D. O’Leary
Sad drama about death and regret adds a modest capper to its star’s long career.
V.25 No.37 | 9/15/2016
“No. I have never played Pokémon GO.”

Film Review

Snowden

Oliver Stone’s high-tech muckraker makes a solid, one-sided argument

By Devin D. O’Leary
Stone’s film is more or less a dramatization of Laura Poitras’ documentary/interview Citizenfour, but Stone fails to remember that uncertainty is the key to suspense.
V.25 No.36 | 9/8/2016
Adam and Leonard Nimoy

Film Review

For the Love of Spock

Touching documentary delves into father/son relationship behind famous sci-fi series

By Devin D. O’Leary
Touching documentary delves into father/son relationship behind famous sci-fi series.
V.25 No.35 | 9/1/2016
The Light Between Oceans

Film Review

The Light Between Oceans

Tragedy-tinged historical romance floods the ocean with tears

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tragedy-tinged historical romance floods the ocean with tears.
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.
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