Feb. 11, 2016
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Killing Hollywood-Style for Real

‘The Act of Killing’ is a bizarre must-see

See The Act of Killing is such a surreal movie it’s almost hard to believe that all the killings in it took place. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 David Riedel

Endless Schlock

If by “endless” we mean 107 minutes, because that’s how long 'Endless Love' is

Ok Cut Endless Love a break. David (Alex Pettyfer) and Jade (Gabriella Wilde) are the endless lovers, and everyone else plays his or her part in this over-the-top bordering-on-melodrama silliness.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 David Riedel

Nerves and Blood

I wish I didn’t know 'In Secret' is based on 'Thérèse Raquin'

Ok One of the least pleasant activities any human can experience is the drudgery of reading Émile Zola’s Thérèse Raquin. Zola’s exploration of naturalism—a bleak worldview wherein characters are placed in...

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 David Riedel

And Now, Your Cinematic Cigarette

Here are some movies to get you in the mood (or kill it with an icepick)

Love & Sex Like everything else in our super advertised, heavily marketed consumer culture, the day has been taken over by large corporations that want you to spend money unnecessarily on bogus products to prove, loudly, ...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 David Riedel

Eighty feet of the waterline nicely making way

Actually, the boat in ‘Maidentrip’ is 40 feet, but CSN seemed appropriate here

Yay What kind of parent lets a 14-year-old sail solo around the world? What kind of 14-year-old wants to undertake that journey? 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 David Riedel

Unfinished Business

‘The Past’ is a masterpiece

Yay It takes a true artist to make what, on its face, is a mundane family drama and transform it into something profound. The Past, writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his 2011 film A Separation, is qu...

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 David Riedel

Rocket man, why couldn’t you just be a dud?

‘The Rocket’ is just OK

Ok The Rocket is getting raves everywhere—except here. What it lacks in creativity it makes up for in spirited performances. Plus, it has the novelty of taking place in Laos.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 David Riedel

Everything is Awesome!

The Lego Movie is a joy

Yay It may seem odd that a movie based in such crass commercialism would, at its heart, be a tribute to what it means to have a free imagination. But that’s what The Lego Movie is.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 David Riedel

Sometimes Shorter is Better

The Oscar Shorts are worth your time

Yay Once again The Screen answers the question, “How the hell do I see the shorts that are nominated for Academy Awards”? Starting Feb. 7, the Oscar-nominated shorts in animation, live action and documentary wi...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 David Riedel

The Barfbag Queen

‘The Callback Queen’ is so bad, it’s hard to believe

Barf Here are some things The Callback Queen thinks are funny: Gay sex; Irish-English hatred as fuel for sex; eastern Europeans in general. And here are some things The Callback Queen thinks it knows about: Hollywoo...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 David Riedel
 
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Morning Word: Tax Hike Proposed in Santa Fe

New revenue and spending cuts needed to close city's budget gap

Morning Word Mayor Javier Gonzales also urges support for his Santa Fe Verde Fund initiative to generate investment revenue to combat climate change and to fight poverty. ... More

Feb. 10, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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