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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

Up Yours

Catch up with the 56 Up gang [yay!]

Movie Reviews One of the worries of an Up series neophyte must be, “How will I possible keep all these people straight?"

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 David Riedel

Tiny Guy, Big Pipes

Live with Journey in Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman's Journey [ok]

Movie Reviews Before I had a chance to screen Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman's Journey, I’d heard rumors: It’s corny. It’s silly. It’s hagiographic.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 David Riedel

Happy, Not Shiny, People

Hunting is a way of life in Happy People: A Year in the Taiga [yay!]

Movie Reviews Each time some guy in the United States calls himself a hunter, he should be forced to watch Happy People: A Year in the Taiga.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 David Riedel

Hungry in the Greatest Nation on Earth

A Place at the Table is designed to make you angry [ok]

Movie Reviews It’s difficult to describe what’s more irritating about A Place at the Table.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 David Riedel

We Had To Create a New Rating

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III is that bad [Triple Barf]

Movie Reviews It finally happened. There’s a movie so bad, so stupid and so devoid of anything resembling decent characterization, compelling story and eye-catching visuals that it demands only a half-viewing.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 David Riedel

South of Heaven

West of Memphis aims to be the definitive West Memphis Three story [ok]

Movie Reviews Now that Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin, the so-called West Memphis Three, are free, do we need more media devoted to them?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 David Riedel

It’s Like Casablanca, But a Hospital, And Miserable

Peter Nicks’ 'The Waiting Room' is excellent [yay!]

Movie Reviews The Waiting Room is filled with heartbreak. It’s also some of the most riveting documentary filmmaking you’ll see this year, or any year.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 David Riedel
 
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