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Made an Opera Movie for Everyone

‘Becoming Traviata’ is a welcome surprise

Movie Reviews For someone whose knowledge of opera is limited to two Bugs Bunny vehicles...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 David Riedel

Washed Up at 27

'Frances Ha' is charming and funny

Movie Reviews Frances Ha is a lot of things. It’s good (near great, even).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 David Riedel

Convoluted Nonsense

'Midnight’s Children' is simply bad

Movie Reviews Now that Midnight’s Children is out, it’s easy to understand why there aren’t more Salman Rushdie movies...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 David Riedel

Strap In, Hold Tight

Fast & Furious 6 is stupid and really, really fun [yay!]

Movie Reviews Wow. Where does one begin? The insipid dialogue? Paul Walker’s non-presence? A plot that makes almost no sense? Stunts that defy the laws of physics?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 David Riedel

Flesh! That's All That Matters!

So says Renoir in the aptly named Renoir [meh]

Movie Reviews “Flesh!” shouts Pierre-Auguste Renoir (Michel Bouquet) at his son, Jean (Vincent Rottiers).

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 David Riedel

It ends

So the ads for The Hangover Part III tell us [ok]

Movie Reviews The final (?) chapter in what’s become The Hangover Saga serves up a different plot from its predecessors.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 David Riedel

The Reluctant Audience

It’s easy to see where 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is going [meh]

Movie Reviews One day Riz Ahmed will be cast in a movie that’s worthy of his talent.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 David Riedel

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s Father Yod!

Yet another cult in 'The Source Family' [meh]

Movie Reviews The Source Family is a cult. Or it was a cult.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 David Riedel

Whiskey-Soaked Redemption

Ken Loach tackles comedy with lots of drama in 'The Angels’ Share' [ok]

Movie Reviews Has there been a comedy with this many ass kickings since the Coen brothers’ Miller’s Crossing?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 David Riedel

The Sky is Falling! Or Something!

No, really, 'It’s a Disaster' [ok]

Movie Reviews It’s not often that movies subvert expectations.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 David Riedel
 
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