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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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Wreck’s in effect

Director talks The Wrecking Crew, Musical Chairs dances up a storm, and Bill Plympton rewards Guild Cinema for Cheatin’.
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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

An interview with Experiments in Cinema guru Bryan Konefsky

An interview with Bryan Konefsky, the cinematic guru behind the 10th annual Experiments in Cinema film festival.
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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

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Cowboy country

Get your films in for the Women in Film Fiesta, see Hi-Lo Country at Reel New Mexico, catch the dirty documentary Symphony of Soil at Natural History.
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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

King + Gandhi

Reel New Mexico screens docs about King and Gandhi, National Hispanic Cultural Center brings modern Spanish cinema, Museum of Natural History gains dino doc.
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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Dangerous curves

Dead Billy screens at South Broadway, Left For Dead hits Launchpad, Sweet Georgia Brown pays tribute to African-American women in WWII.
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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Cinematic Comanche

LaDonna Harris introduces Indian 101 at Pueblo Cultural Center, Taos Shortz shows up north and New Mexico Women in Film lauches its Short Film Fest.
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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Fantasy come true

Peter S. Beagle introduces The Last Unicorn, Indie Q returns to KiMo, Film or Flight Youth Film Festival takes off and the New Mexico Actor’s Showcase shows off.
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.
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