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'20,000 Days on Earth' documents Nick Cave

Ok If you’re a casual Nick Cave fan 20,000 Days on Earth probably isn’t for you.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 David Riedel

Clean Slate

SFIFF dawns anew

Picks For SFIFF’s sixth year, I simply implore you to check out the film festival because it’s the opposite of the big-budget Hollywood bullshit that we’re subjected to throughout the year.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 David Riedel

Get Up, Stand Up

'Pride' is a great feel-good movie

Yay The underlying theme of Pride is in finding unity and fellowship, in finding people with whom you can share your struggle and draw strength.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 David Riedel

Shot In the Heart and You’re to Blame

'Rudderless' is better than it has any right to be

Ok Despite every story beat being telegraphed way, way in advance Rudderless remains so watchable.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 David Riedel

All That

'Advanced Style' is featherweight, but fun

Ok Lina Plioplyte’s Advanced Style documentary is a 72-minute commercial for Ari Seth Cohen’s book and blog of the same name.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 David Riedel

You Think YOUR Day Is Bad?

'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' could be much, much worse

Ok There are some solid laughs, a dearth of fart jokes, and Carell and Garner have enough energy to make everything passable, if not great.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 David Riedel

Some Wounds Never Heal

'The Judge' is hampered by overlength and an overfamiliar story

Meh Unfortunately, The Judge gets bogged down in a million subplots.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 David Riedel

That Narrator? Totes Unreliable

'Gone Girl' doesn’t feel quite right, even though it’s spectacularly well done

Meh Don’t worry about whether you’ll figure out who’s telling the truth or who’s lying; everybody’s lying.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 David Riedel

Yes Yes!

'No No: A Dockumentary' is all over the place in a good way

Yay No No: A Dockumentary is all over the place, and it seems like a haphazard narrative structure until it becomes clear the storyline is mirroring Major League Baseball pitching great Dock Ellis’ life.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 David Riedel

War Is Hell, and Worse

'The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier)' is a world of shit

Meh The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) is based on a highly regarded novel by Agota Kristof, and I imagine the story in book form is more palatable.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 David Riedel
 
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