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It's Finally Here! And This Is It?

'Fifty Shades of Grey' is 50 shades of meh

Meh Now that Fifty Shades of Grey is upon us and we can get past the hype, here’s the real deal: It ain’t bad. It isn’t good, either, but it’s also not the train wreck that most people seem to wan

Monday, February 16, 2015 David Riedel

Respect for the Dead

'Still Life' works until it takes a disastrous turn

Meh At what point does a filmmaker decide he’s going to kill a good story in exchange for poignancy?

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 David Riedel

It's War

'American Sniper' is a soldier’s story; if only others worked into it

Meh American Sniper represents a return to form for one of our great directors. Clint Eastwood is in command of the material; if only the material were better.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 David Riedel

Divorce for Dummies

'Goodbye to All Tha't has moments but is nothing special

Meh Goodbye to All That would be more enjoyable if Otto weren’t such an idiot.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 David Riedel

Dicks, Asses and North Korea (Oh My!)

Eh, 'The Interview'

Meh So after all the threats and delays and hacks and brouhaha, it comes down to a bunch of jokes about Seth Rogen’s ass and James Franco’s dick.

Monday, December 29, 2014 David Riedel

Another Holiday, Another Musical

'Into the Woods' should have been put in turnaround

Meh Into the Woods suffers from serious cases of a) the cutes; b) the dull production design; c) the egregious casting; and d) the sloppy direction.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 David Riedel

It’s Not Even in the Top 10

Chris Rock doesn’t make it in 'Top Five'

Meh One thing is clear about Chris Rock: He wants to make good movies.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 David Riedel

After Hours With a Kid

'Before I Disappear' almost works

Meh Before I Disappear is almost a good movie, but it can’t escape its origins, the Academy Award-winning short film Curfew.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 David Riedel

You're Better off at the Hanging Tree

'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' squanders…everything

Meh Does the creative team behind The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 see the parallel between its characters’ cynical use of propaganda and the movie studio’s cynical marketing decision to turn the final book ...

Thursday, November 20, 2014 David Riedel

What We Talk about When We Talk about Overblown

'Birdman' has too much production and not enough story

Meh Co-writer and director Alejandro González Iñárritu is more concerned with the whiz-bang look of Birdman than genuine human emotions.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 David Riedel
 
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