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Ugh, You’re Out

There are 50 ways to leave your lover; are there 42 ways to avoid seeing '42'? [meh]

Movie Reviews I’ve been looking forward to 42 for months.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 David Riedel

Drinking, Smoking, Cuttin’ a Rug

If this is life 'On the Road' take me home [meh]

Movie Reviews Something seems amiss in this version of 'On the Road'; surely, the beats could not have been so conventionally dull, their problems so surface-level, their behavior so easy to unravel.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 David Riedel

Look! A Boring Dinosaur!

Do we really need 'Jurassic Park' 3-D? [meh]

Movie Reviews So 'Jurassic Park' gets a big 3-D upgrade. Who cares?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 David Riedel

It’s Not Really About the Bomb

'Ginger & Rosa' grow up, grow apart [ok]

Movie Reviews Ginger and Rosa are inseparable. Their mothers give birth in the same London hospital room at the close of World War II, and the girls spend most of their waking hours together from the time they can walk.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 David Riedel

Doing Time With Shakespeare

'Caesar Must Die' proves the bard's words are good enough for anyone [ok]


Movie Reviews “Since I got to know art,” says Cosimo Rega, an inmate at Rebibbia Prison in Italy, “this cell has become a prison.”

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 David Riedel

Admission Denied

Admission ain’t great [meh]

Movie Reviews Some movies are serious comedies. Others are dramas that happen to be quite funny. Then there’s Admission, which can’t make up its mind on which it is and is subsequently neither.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 David Riedel

Definitely Not Stoked

Stoker is really dull, and really predictable [meh]

Movie Reviews The title of Stoker is supposed to be some kind of clue as to what’s happening in this movie, but really, nothing can prepare the audience for the sheer silliness of the screenplay.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 David Riedel

How About a Little Animosity With Your Relationship?

Shun Li and the Poet features unlikely friends [ok]

Movie Reviews It’s not without its problems, but Shun Li and the Poet is quiet, charming and believable, the sort of movie that’s good for a cold afternoon, a hot cup of tea and a good cry.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 David Riedel

So This Is Where The Hippies Went

A story of midwifery in Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives [ok]


Movie Reviews Those given to the idea that human childbirth is sacred are sure to find Birth Story: Ina May Gaskin and The Farm Midwives right up their alley.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 David Riedel

I Thought We Weren’t Supposed to Pay Attention to This Guy

How he became 'Oz the Great and Powerful' [ok]

Movie Reviews Some people will grouse that Oz the Great and Powerful is a pale imitation of a great film.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 David Riedel
 
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