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Over the Hills and Far Away

Climb aboard the cable cars to ‘Manakamana’

Yay The idea of something being interesting-mundane captures the feeling one may have when being presented with Manakamana.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 David Riedel

Surprise! You’re Dead!

‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is a smart summer action flick

Yay Edge of Tomorrow has all the signs of a creative team and studio wanting to make a good, borderline-great action spectacular, and the film delivers.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 David Riedel

Never trust the Spanish-speaking doctor with the German accent

'The German Doctor' is moody and creepy

Yay If you know your postwar history, you know The German Doctor is based on a true story.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Waiting for Her Real Life to Begin

'Belle' is quietly moving

Yay Belle, a fictionalized account of the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, is a captivating and moving piece of entertainment.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Suck It!

'Only Lovers Left Alive' explores existential loneliness—with vampires

Yay Jarmusch taps into existential loneliness with Only Lovers Left Alive.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

Young, Dumb and Full of…Ah, You Know

'Neighbors' is surprisingly funny

Yay Director Nicholas Stoller has edged toward complete outrageousness before, but 'Neighbors' is the first time he’s fully embraced it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

So Much Violence

Blue Ruin is a thriller with a conscience

Yay 'Blue Ruin' is tense, from the dramatic touches—a body thumping in a car trunk, waiting in a dark room—to the music to Blair’s performance, which is outstanding.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

On the Road

Tom Hardy is impressive in ‘Locke’

Yay In 'Locke' Tom Hardy’s brilliance shines.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

Check Your Shorts!

It’s a short film bonanza at the Santa Fe Film Festival

Yay Here are some of the best showings of the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

The Best of All Unmade Movies?

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ tells the story about a movie that couldn’t

Yay Lots of movies don’t get made. In his book A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson spends a chapter on a film called Arrive Alive that was shut down after a few weeks of production.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel
 
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