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¡Los Amantes Pasajeros!

I’m So Excited! is both excitable and dull

Movie Reviews Here’s the setup: A plane takes off from Spain headed for Mexico. The pilots discover there’s a problem with the landing gear...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 David Riedel

Ja, I am alone

One woman struggles for survival in The Wall

Movie Reviews Our unnamed narrator (Martina Gedeck) travels with friends to a cabin in the Austrian mountains. The friends walk back to town and leave her with a dog, Lynx...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 David Riedel

Slicin’, Dicin’ and Ass-Whuppin’

'The Wolverine' is a vast improvement over other 'X-Men' movies

Movie Reviews Is The Wolverine all that original? Will it please fanboys? Why is set almost entirely in Japan? The answers to those questions are “not really,” “I don’t know,”...

Monday, July 29, 2013 David Riedel

I Want to Suck Your Blood, But I Feel Conflicted About It

Byzantium is pretty drab

Movie Reviews The following is a plea to novelists, playwrights, screenwriters and film directors: Enough with the vampires. Neil Jordan should know better. He directed Interview with the Vampire (1994), and it

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 David Riedel

Not Quite by the Numbers

It’s all about color in The Painting

Movie Reviews There’s a painting. To a degree, it’s unfinished. But there are some characters in it that are finished (called, appropriately enough, Alldunns)...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 David Riedel

The Audience Certainly Won’t Forgive

Even the title Only God Forgives is pretentious (and not a little stupid)

Movie Reviews It’s only fair that Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling’s new collaboration should be called Only God Forgives...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 David Riedel

Secrets and Lies

Broken is heavy without being heavy-handed

Movie Reviews One lie starts a chain reaction that destroys or significantly alters the lives of everyone living on a cul-de-sac in Broken...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 David Riedel

Choices (?)

'Fill the Void' makes familiar a foreign community

Movie Reviews For those of us who have limited interaction with Orthodox traditions, Fill the Void will take some time getting used to...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 David Riedel

Pro Nukes!

'Pandora’s Promise' promises to make you feel like shit

Movie Reviews Add Pandora’s Promise to the increasing number of agitprop documentaries hitting movie theaters...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 David Riedel

Tonto Takes Over

'The Lone Ranger' should be called 'Tonto! (And the Lone Ranger)'

Movie Reviews Now that The Lone Ranger is upon us, maybe the people who are so offended by the Summer Guide 2013 cover...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 David Riedel
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