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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

Who's That Idiot on the Airwaves?

'Alan Partridge' is hilarious

Yay It’s nice to see Steve Coogan back in top form as Alan Partridge, a character he’s played roughly one billion times.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Soylent Green Ain't the Only Thing That's People

There’s a lot to the minimalist 'Under the Skin'

Yay Under the Skin isn’t for everyone. Those who do not enjoy meandering present-day sci-fi journeys about human nature should stay away

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Still Rumsfeld After All These Years

‘The Unknown Known’ is a fascinating portrait of an unknowable person

Yay Donald Rumsfeld tries to expand on some of his linguistic peculiarities in Errol Morris’ fascinating The Unknown Known.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 David Riedel
 
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