Nov. 24, 2015
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If You Don't Watch This Movie, They'll Probably Shoot a Dog

It’s there in the title of 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon'

Meh Is this movie worth seeing? That will depend on how you feel about 1970s and 1980s comedy nostalgia.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 David Riedel

Surprise, Surprise, the Genius Is Difficult

'Steve Jobs' is not difficult, but it is a chore

Meh Give screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle credit for making a biopic that skirts tradition.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 David Riedel

Go Indie or Go Home

There’s a bumper crop of indie goods in Santa Fe via the Independent Film Festival

Picks Normally one doesn’t have to look very hard within Santa Fe’s city limits to find good indie cinema. This week, it’s even easier, thanks to SFIFF. But what to see? There’s so much!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 David Riedel

Gaslighting Charlie

It’s all head games until someone goes nuts in 'Breathe'

Ok Director and co-writer Mélanie Laurent (usually seen in front of the camera) crafts a heartbreaking tale of teenage cruelty.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 David Riedel

Bless the Beasts and Children

'Beasts of No Nation' is good but relentlessly grim

Ok Even if this movie is fiction, child soldiers aren’t (which Fukunaga and the other filmmakers remind us of in the credits).

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 David Riedel

Shoot First, Ask Questions Later

'Peace Officer' takes a hard look at police violence

Yay Anyone with a penchant for mistrusting police will find plenty to like in Scott Christopherson & Brad Barber’s Peace Officer.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 David Riedel

Out on the Tiles, Permanently

'Time Out of Mind' is an OK movie but a better Steely Dan song

Ok Time Out of Mind is sometimes compelling, sometimes exasperating, and often hugely frustrating.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 David Riedel

A Good Leg to Stand On

Finders Keepers tells a bizarre story in a simple, straightforward manner

Yay Finders Keepers tells a story so outrageous that it would be impossible to make up.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 David Riedel

Not Enough Romance, Comedy, or Drama

Sleeping with Other People is a chore to get through

Meh What makes Sleeping with Other People rank above a “barf” rating is its willingness to explore the seamier sides of human interaction.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 David Riedel


A beautiful performance makes up for an also-ran story in The Second Mother

Yay The Second Mother’s upstairs-downstairs tale won’t win points for originality.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 David Riedel
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