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Bored. Disaffected. Whatevs.

'Palo Alto' is a solid debut for Gia Coppola

Ok Based on James Franco’s story collection, Palo Alto follows high schoolers as they are alternately bored, neglected, overwhelmed and drugged out.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 David Riedel

A Brief Encounter With a Stranger on a Train

'Just a Sigh' breathes heavily, but quietly

Ok Alix and Doug make their way from Calais back to Paris via train. Each is going through existential crises. They part ways. Except they don’t, because we know what happens with strangers on trains, right?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 David Riedel

Twists, Turns and Killin’

'Cold in July' is good, gritty stuff

Ok Cold in July is a stark, gritty production and a powerful example of what happens when the screenplay is one step ahead of the audience.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 David Riedel

I scream, you scream, we all scream for art and revival flicks

Here’s the summer skinny at local movie houses, pilgrim!

Art Features One of the many benefits of living in Santa Fe is the abundance of arthouse movie theaters. Santa Fe features more low-budget, independent, revival and off-the-beaten-path moving pictures than some big cit...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Never trust the Spanish-speaking doctor with the German accent

'The German Doctor' is moody and creepy

Yay If you know your postwar history, you know The German Doctor is based on a true story.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Waiting for Her Real Life to Begin

'Belle' is quietly moving

Yay Belle, a fictionalized account of the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, is a captivating and moving piece of entertainment.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Take a Shit, Call It a Movie

'Blended' blah blah, whatever, fart joke

Meh Blended is not the worst movie in the Sandler catalogue. It has the one thing in a Sandler comedy that can elevate it: Drew Barrymore.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Hoods, Hooligans and Thugs: Oh, My!

‘God’s Pocket’ is quietly derivative

Meh Actor John Slattery makes his feature film-directing debut with God’s Pocket.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Choses Déjà Vues

It’s been there, done that for ‘Bright Days Ahead’

Meh That plot description is glib, but Bright Days Ahead doesn’t warrant anything deeper.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Spoil-the-Party Monster

‘Godzilla’ is big but snoozeworthy

Meh Godzilla is ninety minutes of prep work followed by 30 minutes of Godzilla facing off with two MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel
 
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