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Rise of the Planet of the Apes kickstarts a phony franchise

Movie Reviews I’ve seen episodes of Lassie that made me ponder the human-animal relationship more than Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 SFR

Middling Mashup

Cowboys & Aliens boasts more writers and producers than good ideas

Movie Reviews Cowboys & Aliens doesn’t just sound conceptually obvious; it’s obvious in every other way, too.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Patriot Games

Captain America delivers over-the-top, America-lovin’ fervor

Movie Reviews Captain America: The First Avenger does accurately reflect a few things from actual history. But while the United States did flirt with eugenics for a while, and Nazi Germany did try to vaporize whole populatio...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Final Fantasy

The Harry Potter series comes to its big, bombastic finish

Movie Reviews After the rambling first half of the final Harry Potter installment, the filmmakers get down to business to give the franchise a resilient balance of emotion, story and spectacle.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Cole Smithey

Murderous Uproar

The hysterical, deliciously dark Horrible Bosses satisfies

Movie Reviews As a much more successful bromance comedy than The Hangover Part II, Horrible Bosses benefits from the volatile comic mixture of chemistry between its actors and a genuinely quirky script.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Cole Smithey

Bad Education

Tom Hanks teaches a master class in mawkishness with Larry Crowne

Movie Reviews This must begin with a shameful confession: The trailer for Larry Crowne made me want to punch Julia Roberts in the face.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Trolling Abroad

Norway does the mock-doc monster movie…better

Movie Reviews Writer-director André vredal’s film begins with a sober disclaimer. What follows, we’re told, is a chronologically assembled, unretouched trove of haphazard documentary footage, gathere...

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Art History

!Women Art Revolution documents a revolution but doesn’t start one.

Movie Reviews The subversive wit of Lynn Hershman Leeson’s documentary !Women Art Revolution is apparent very early on, when the film uses man-on-the-street interviews for a pop quiz on women in museums. As Hershman Le...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Mutant Babies

X-Men: First Class doesn’t challenge the institution

Movie Reviews X-Men is the franchise we have to thank for the last decade’s numbing proliferation of comic-book superhero movies. So we should hold it to a higher standard.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer

Mourning After

The latest Hangover feels like one

Movie Reviews It’s not the worst, as group-of-dudes comedy sequels go. We’re not talking Ghostbusters II here. But of course, we weren’t talking Ghostbusters to begin with. We were talking The Hangover. So ...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Jonathan Kiefer
 
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Morning Word: A Day Without an Immigrant

Morning Word A Day Without an ImmigrantSanta Fe showed up strong to the more-or-less impromptu protest. Dozens of locally owned businesses around town closed their doors in solidarity with immigrant employees. Oth ... More

Feb. 17, 2017 by Matt Grubs

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