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A Brief Encounter With a Stranger on a Train

'Just a Sigh' breathes heavily, but quietly

Ok Alix and Doug make their way from Calais back to Paris via train. Each is going through existential crises. They part ways. Except they don’t, because we know what happens with strangers on trains, right?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 David Riedel

Twists, Turns and Killin’

'Cold in July' is good, gritty stuff

Ok Cold in July is a stark, gritty production and a powerful example of what happens when the screenplay is one step ahead of the audience.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 David Riedel

Searching For a Labrador (Duck) and The Self

‘A Birder’s Guide to Everything’ is quietly charming

Ok A Birder’s Guide to Everything is a quiet, charming and hopeful comedy (with dramatic underpinnings).

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

Moving Pictures

‘Finding Vivian Maier’ tries to tell the story of an unknown talent

Ok So how is it that one of the greatest street photographers ever goes completely unnoticed in her lifetime? After watching Finding Vivian Maier, the answer seems simple: She was a little nuts.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel

So That's Why We like Nicolas Cage

‘Joe’ is the bright spot in the actor’s recent output

Ok Joe is being hailed as the best thing Nicolas Cage's appeared in since The Weather Man.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel

Are You Ready for Some Talk About Football?

‘Draft Day’ is a lamer, but watchable, version of ‘Moneyball’

Ok Draft Day is a shitty, overlong NFL commercial that is nonetheless kind of charming in its stupidity and aw-shucks love of football.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 David Riedel

Death and Desire

There’s a ‘Stranger by the Lake’

Ok There isn’t much more than desire and fear at work in Stranger by the Lake, and it doesn’t need much more.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 David Riedel

Beltin’ Sondheim at 86

A portrait of a Broadway legend in Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Ok Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is fine, but won’t be of much interest to those who don’t already love her or love Broadway musicals. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 David Riedel

Life in tha 'burbs...with drugs

‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ is silly and kind of fun

Ok Better Living Through Chemistry has a tweaked sense of humor and a lively performance by Sam Rockwell. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but Rockwell is as game as ever, and there’s some sharp act...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 David Riedel

Endless Schlock

If by “endless” we mean 107 minutes, because that’s how long 'Endless Love' is

Ok Cut Endless Love a break. David (Alex Pettyfer) and Jade (Gabriella Wilde) are the endless lovers, and everyone else plays his or her part in this over-the-top bordering-on-melodrama silliness.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 David Riedel
 
 
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