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The Best of All Unmade Movies?

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ tells the story about a movie that couldn’t

Yay Lots of movies don’t get made. In his book A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson spends a chapter on a film called Arrive Alive that was shut down after a few weeks of production.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel

Moving Pictures

‘Finding Vivian Maier’ tries to tell the story of an unknown talent

Ok So how is it that one of the greatest street photographers ever goes completely unnoticed in her lifetime? After watching Finding Vivian Maier, the answer seems simple: She was a little nuts.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel

So That's Why We like Nicolas Cage

‘Joe’ is the bright spot in the actor’s recent output

Ok Joe is being hailed as the best thing Nicolas Cage's appeared in since The Weather Man.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel

Who's That Idiot on the Airwaves?

'Alan Partridge' is hilarious

Yay It’s nice to see Steve Coogan back in top form as Alan Partridge, a character he’s played roughly one billion times.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Soylent Green Ain't the Only Thing That's People

There’s a lot to the minimalist 'Under the Skin'

Yay Under the Skin isn’t for everyone. Those who do not enjoy meandering present-day sci-fi journeys about human nature should stay away

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Hey Joe: Where You Going with That Gun in Your Hand?

Brace yourself for 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II'

Meh Nymphomaniac: Vol. II is, mercifully, not as bad as Vol. I, but it has its share of problems.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Still Rumsfeld After All These Years

‘The Unknown Known’ is a fascinating portrait of an unknowable person

Yay Donald Rumsfeld tries to expand on some of his linguistic peculiarities in Errol Morris’ fascinating The Unknown Known.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 David Riedel

Band of Brothers

‘Mistaken for Strangers’ explores family relationships in a rock band

Yay Mistaken for Strangers is a funny and touching documentary by Tom Berninger about his relationship with his older brother.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 David Riedel

Are You Ready for Some Talk About Football?

‘Draft Day’ is a lamer, but watchable, version of ‘Moneyball’

Ok Draft Day is a shitty, overlong NFL commercial that is nonetheless kind of charming in its stupidity and aw-shucks love of football.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 David Riedel

Nice Shield

Go see 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'

Yay Captain America: The Winter Soldier blows its predecessor out of the water and rivals The Avengers for slam-bang action and thrills. It’s the best Marvel movie thus far.

Thursday, April 3, 2014 David Riedel
 
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