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Matt, I’m Only Dreaming

'Sleepwalk with Me' is hilarious [yay!]

Movie Reviews Mike Birbiglia has made something of a miracle. Sleepwalk with Me is hysterically funny, filled with good stand-up, sympathetic performances and characters we care about.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 David Riedel

The Smiling Scoundrel

'Arbitrage' is smart, sharp and tense

Movie Reviews Imagine if Richard Gere’s character in Pretty Woman, Edward Lewis, didn’t have a moral compass. That’s Robert Miller, the character he plays in Nicholas Jarecki’s sharp new thriller, Arbitrage.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 David Riedel

Stop Talking

If only the words in 'The Words' were good

Movie Reviews How bad is The Words? I’d gladly sit through Cosmopolis again than watch this vapid tale populated with bland souls. Seriously, what were the filmmakers thinking?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 David Riedel

Cars, No Crashes

David Cronenberg misses again with 'Cosmopolis'

Movie Reviews If there’s one film director who can make audiences flee, it’s David Cronenberg. Anyone who watched Crash, his graphic tale of car crashes and sex, or his adaptation of William Burroughs’ Naked Lunch, k...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 David Riedel

Rashida Jones, Will McCormack talk 'Celeste & Jesse'

Movie Reviews Break-ups are tough. Movies dealing significantly with break-ups are dicey, too. For every Annie Hall (which follows a relationship from start to finish and beyond), there are five The Break-Up's.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 David Riedel

Moonshinin’ and Shootin’

'Lawless' is sporadically effective

Movie Reviews It would be wonderful to report that director John Hillcoat and screenwriter-musician Nick Cave’s re-teaming for Lawless is as good as their previous effort, The Proposition. Sadly, it’s not so.Wh

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 David Riedel

A Smart Comedy About Divorce

'Celeste & Jesse Forever' is sharp, funny and heartbreaking

Movie Reviews Imagine this: Two best friends fall in love, get married and seem to have the happiest union of anyone around. Then suddenly, they split up. The weird thing is, they remain inseparable friends.That’

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 David Riedel

He Sees Dead and Dismembered People

ParaNorman is fun with a message

Movie Reviews It seems crazy, but animated films may be the best way within the movies to tackle mature themes. How else can a movie make us deal with subjects such as death and bullying without coming off like an After Scho...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 David Riedel

Late Summer Cars and Guns

'Hit & Run' is fitfully fun

Movie Reviews Just because Hit & Run hits theaters now doesn’t mean it’s bad. It’s not necessarily good, either. However, there are enough solid laughs and stunt driving to make one gloss over the many things ab...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 David Riedel

Hope Springs

Screenplay and milquetoast approach betray its supremely talented cast

Movie Reviews The latest from The Devil Wears Prada director David Frankle certainly knows how to deliver emotional truth, but its screenplay and milquetoast approach betray its supremely talented cast.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Corey Johnson
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Morning Word: Sanctuary Standoff

Morning Word Sessions Doubles Down on Sanctuary ThreatUS Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeated a Trump promise that sanctuary cities will lose funding if they don't toe the line and work with federal Immigratio ... More

March 28, 2017 by Matt Grubs


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