V.23 No.31 | 7/31/2014
Sci-fi love story speculates there’s more to life than meets the eyeIndie filmmaker explores science and spirituality in the eyeball-obsessed I Origins.
Amazeballs or Abso Awk?
Totes RidictionaryFrom cray-cray to twerk, the English language changes every day. But is the Totes Ridictionary the right book to guide us through?
V.23 No.30 | 7/24/2014
Poignant documentary points the camera at the life of movie critic Roger EbertFilmmaker goes from being reviewed by Roger Ebert to making a movie about the famed critic’s final days in Life Itself.
First World Problems
Hard to Be a GodDon Rumata seems like any other obnoxious noble with money to spend and ladies to court, but he’s actually a Communist operative from Earth.
V.23 No.29 | 7/17/2014
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Variety Comes to Old Town
Taking in the breeze at Backstreet Grill Ty Bannerman checks out the newest reason for locals to swing by Old Town.
V.23 No.28 | 7/10/2014
Paul Haggis explores the audacity of despair in morose, muddled anthologyThe man behind Crash tries his hand at another all-star anthology with the confused, contrived melodrama Third Person.
Crazy Town: The Rob Ford StoryCrazy Town is a good read for reasons that transcend the engrossing Rob Ford scandal.
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014
Earth to Echo
Found-footage sci-fi film is a weak echo of earlier, better effortsFound-footage, sci-fi film Earth to Echo aims for Spielbergian nostalgia, but is just a faint echo of earlier, better efforts.
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Beyond the Hot Pot
Ramen comes of age at O Ramen and Curry HouseA new Asian restaurant in the university area is taking ramen beyond the hot pot.
Friendship, Death and Sports
Papers in the Wind This humorous novel of soccer, love and loss follows a group of buddies who try to remain tight in the wake of their close friend’s death.
Pro-choice dramedy is pregnant with possibilityComedian Jenny Slate impresses in mood-straddling abortion-based dramedy Obvious Child.