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Misogyny Disguised as an Art Film

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 is stupid, uninspired and cruel

Barf Don’t get caught up in the Nymphomaniac hype. It’s a meticulously produced piece of shit.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 David Riedel

Death and Desire

There’s a ‘Stranger by the Lake’

Ok There isn’t much more than desire and fear at work in Stranger by the Lake, and it doesn’t need much more.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 David Riedel

Jingle All the Way?

‘Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys’ spends a year with reindeer herders

Yay Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys follows brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki for a year through Finnish Lapland.

Monday, March 31, 2014 David Riedel

She blinded me with science

Particle Fever is a fascinating trip down the rabbit hole of physics

Yay A documentary about a bunch of science nerds in the U.S. and abroad getting feverish over the possibility of discovering the Higgs particle and its implications regarding the Standard Model of particle physics.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 David Riedel

Beltin’ Sondheim at 86

A portrait of a Broadway legend in Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Ok Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me is fine, but won’t be of much interest to those who don’t already love her or love Broadway musicals. 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 David Riedel

Don’t Go in the Water!

You’ll get caught in The Face of Love’s undertow, and it will kill you

Meh Now that there are two movies playing simultaneously that rely on doppelgangers to fuel the plot, you have a choice: The masterfully eerie Enemy or The Face of Love.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 David Riedel

Now, this is what we call the Muppet Show

‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is a million times better than ‘The Muppets’

Yay Muppets Most Wanted is cheerful, laugh-out-loud funny and features one of the best Muppets ever (who has been absent since the 1970s): Mean Kermit. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 David Riedel

Another day, another weird spider nightmare

‘Enemy’ is bizarre…and fascinating

Yay There are movies about doppelgangers, and there are movies in which doppelgangers appear. And then there is Enemy, which is unlike any other doppelganger movie before.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 David Riedel

Life in tha 'burbs...with drugs

‘Better Living Through Chemistry’ is silly and kind of fun

Ok Better Living Through Chemistry has a tweaked sense of humor and a lively performance by Sam Rockwell. It’s nothing we haven’t seen before, but Rockwell is as game as ever, and there’s some sharp act...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 David Riedel

A long walk

Take the journey in ‘Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago’

Yay Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago is an odd duck of a documentary. Its purpose seems to be to tell the stories of six particular pilgrims walking the 500-mile Camino de Santiago.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 David Riedel
 
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