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V.23 No.51 | 12/18/2014
“You ever see Booty Call, kid? I was great in that.”

Film Review

Annie

It’s a hard-knock life for a former orphan and a guy who used to be Daddy Warbucks in this not-so-expertly updated musical

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tone-deaf update of Annie can’t find its rhythm.
V.23 No.50 | 12/11/2014
Poor, deluded fools. You think you can keep the blackness of tooth decay at bay? Choke on your bourgeois ignorance!

Film Review

Force Majeure

Natural disaster kills the mood in icy Swedish examination of love and marriage

By Devin D. O’Leary
Happy family falls apart after escaping avalanche in ice-cold drama Force Majeure.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
The Homesman

Feature: Film Guide

Mummies, Moses and Middle-Earth

Alibi Holiday Film Guide 2014

By Devin D. O’Leary
From mummies to Moses to Middle-earth, Devin D. O’Leary is your guide to all the Hollywood films hitting theaters this holiday season.

Crispin Hellion Glover
Courtesy of the artist

Film Interview

Begging the Question(s)

Crispin Hellion Glover talks critical thought, propaganda and taboo

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Samantha Anne Carrillo interviews actor, author and auteur Crispin Hellion Glover in preview of his “It trilogy” screenings, Big Slide Shows and Q&As at the Guild Cinema this weekend.
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V.23 No.48 | 11/27/2014
“Hey, baby. Wanna hear my theory on space-time singularities as they relate to non-rotating black holes?”

Film Review

The Theory of Everything

Love is a black hole in surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Love is a black hole in the surprisingly romantic Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
V.23 No.47 | 11/20/2014
Filmmaker Judy Irving contemplates her subject.

Film Review

Pelican Dreams

Odd duck of a documentary looks in on our fine, feathered friends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Director of Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill wings it again with Pelican Deams.
V.23 No.46 | 11/13/2014
“Dammit, son! I know Neil Peart, and you are no Neil Peart!”

Film Review

Whiplash

Intense musical drama is tough enough to make the kids from “Glee” cry ... more than they normally do

By Devin D. O’Leary
Musical drama Whiplash proves practice makes perfect by mixing “Glee” and Full Metal Jacket.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014
You know it’s a bad day when your imaginary, superhero alter ego is giving you shit.

Film Review

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Michael Keaton mocks his own backstory in high-flying show biz satire

By Devin D. O’Leary
Michael Keaton mocks his own backstory in heady, high-flying show biz satire Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).

Aural Fixation

From virus to solstice

Wherein we preview Björk’s new concert film Biophilia Livescreening this weekend at Guild Cinemaand review new Metallica biography Into the Black: The Inside Story of Metallica (1991-2014).

V.23 No.44 | 10/30/2014
Crime, French-style

Film Review

The Blue Room

Tightlipped French crime drama drops few clues

By Devin D. O’Leary
Sex turns deadly in tightlipped French crime drama The Blue Room.
V.23 No.43 | 10/23/2014
Sam White (Tessa Thompson) would like you to rephrase that last remark.

Film Review

Dear White People

Unabashed comedy-drama about black and white college students plays all the race cards

By Devin D. O’Leary
Freshman director tackles race relations on campus in unabashed comedy-drama Dear White People.
V.23 No.42 | 10/16/2014
The Book of Life

Film Review

The Book of Life

Mexican-themed cartoon offers unexpected seasonal treats

By Devin D. O’Leary
Whimsically dark animted film The Book of Life takes a fantastical look at Mexico’s Day of the Dead traditions.
V.23 No.41 | 10/9/2014
Now make a wish and blow out your homework.

Film Review

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Kid-centric comedy is better than its many adjectives

By Devin D. O’Leary
Cinematic adaptation of popular kids’ book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day chooses unusual director.
V.23 No.40 | 10/2/2014
“You thinkin’ what I’m thinkin’?” “Yeah ... snacks.”

Film Review

The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)

WWII chiller illuminates the art of survival

By Mark Lopez
Insular WWII drama delves into two young brothers’ survival training.
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