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Running Around In Circles

Shane Carruth returns with ‘Upstream Color’ [meh]

Movie Reviews There are times when watching movies that the casual viewer, and even the cynical critic, must think, “In all seriousness: What am I watching?”

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 David Riedel

Vietnam Soul

‘The Sapphires’ is…oh, whatever [meh]

Movie Reviews It’s a good thing Chris O’Dowd is on screen a lot during The Sapphires, because he brings some welcome comic relief to a movie that feels steeped in the wrong kind of comic relief.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013 David Riedel

It’s All a Blur

Perhaps we can use Trance’s hypnotherapy technique to forget we’ve seen it [meh]


Movie Reviews In movies, as in life, there’s a time and place for artifice over art, style over substance and a good time over a thoughtful time.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 David Riedel

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
 
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