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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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Fra-GEE-leh

KiMo screens A Christmas Story, Film & Music Experience wants smart phone movies, and Dark Matters Film Fest lowers the lights for Horror Bites.
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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.

Reel World

By Devin D. O’Leary

Get small

Museum of Natural History gets Tiny Giants 3D, Friends of Film teaches the art of interviewing, and KNME sneaks “Downton Abbey.”
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Streaming the Holidaze

Screen docs about backup singers, Muscle Shoals and Metallica

By August March
Wherein we review three music documentaries available to stream now on Netflix: 20 Feet From Stardom, Muscle Shoals and Metallica Through the Never.
V.23 No.49 | 12/4/2014
Crispin Hellion Glover
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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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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.

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.
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