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Never trust the Spanish-speaking doctor with the German accent

'The German Doctor' is moody and creepy

Yay If you know your postwar history, you know The German Doctor is based on a true story.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Waiting for Her Real Life to Begin

'Belle' is quietly moving

Yay Belle, a fictionalized account of the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, is a captivating and moving piece of entertainment.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Take a Shit, Call It a Movie

'Blended' blah blah, whatever, fart joke

Meh Blended is not the worst movie in the Sandler catalogue. It has the one thing in a Sandler comedy that can elevate it: Drew Barrymore.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Hoods, Hooligans and Thugs: Oh, My!

‘God’s Pocket’ is quietly derivative

Meh Actor John Slattery makes his feature film-directing debut with God’s Pocket.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Choses Déjà Vues

It’s been there, done that for ‘Bright Days Ahead’

Meh That plot description is glib, but Bright Days Ahead doesn’t warrant anything deeper.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Spoil-the-Party Monster

‘Godzilla’ is big but snoozeworthy

Meh Godzilla is ninety minutes of prep work followed by 30 minutes of Godzilla facing off with two MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Suck It!

'Only Lovers Left Alive' explores existential loneliness—with vampires

Yay Jarmusch taps into existential loneliness with Only Lovers Left Alive.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

Young, Dumb and Full of…Ah, You Know

'Neighbors' is surprisingly funny

Yay Director Nicholas Stoller has edged toward complete outrageousness before, but 'Neighbors' is the first time he’s fully embraced it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

So Much Violence

Blue Ruin is a thriller with a conscience

Yay 'Blue Ruin' is tense, from the dramatic touches—a body thumping in a car trunk, waiting in a dark room—to the music to Blair’s performance, which is outstanding.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

On the Road

Tom Hardy is impressive in ‘Locke’

Yay In 'Locke' Tom Hardy’s brilliance shines.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel
 
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