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Just Decide Already!

An impossible choice leads to infinite realities in Mr. Nobody

Ok So what happens when we we’re faced with making a choice we don’t want to make? That’s the question in director Jaco Van Dormael’s Mr. Nobody, a well-mounted, well-meaning, well-acted riff on

Wednesday, October 30, 2013 David Riedel

Fall Flicks

It’s the attack of the award-worthy films!

Movie Reviews Welcome to autumn. As we all know—and if you don’t, WHAT THE FUCK, ARE YOU LIVING UNDER A ROCK?—it’s the time of year when the studios, big and small, start pushing their awards fodder picture

Friday, October 25, 2013 David Riedel
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 David Riedel

What goes up doesn’t always come down

Tragedy on The Summit

Ok In August 2008, 18 climbers ascended K2. Eleven died. Nick Ryan’s documentary makes clear why climbers (some of them, anyway) consider K2 more dangerous than the taller Everest. It makes clear why a

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 David Riedel

And Action!

Santa Fe Independent Film Festival dawns anew

Picks It’s 2013, so if my math is correct, this is the fifth annual Santa Fe Independent Film Festival. Pretty cool. Less cool is its abbreviation, SFIFF, which isn’t even a proper acronym.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 David Riedel

It’s Unalive!

Romero’s zombies get the full work-up in Birth of the Living Dead

Yay As a fan of George Romero’s zombie work, it’s hard to view Birth of the Living Dead with any kind of objectivity. After all, without Romero’s Night of the Living Dead —and Birth points this ou

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 David Riedel

TAPIA

Meh Let’s be clear. It’s not the intention of this review to write ill of the dead. It’s not the intention of this review to piss on a local hero’s legacy. I’d be lying if I write that Tapia is

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 David Riedel

Blood and guts… gotta problem with that?

'Machete Kills' is long, dumb, and a lot of fun

Movie Reviews The early reviews for Machete Kills have largely been unkind. The big gripe appears to be that Machete Kills is too long, too repetitive and too superviolent. How many of these critics have seen a Robert Rodrig...

Friday, October 11, 2013 David Riedel

Tom Hanks… and pirates

'Captain Phillips' has its moments

Movie Reviews Sometimes when watching a movie that’s particularly emotionally distressing, one has to ask, “Just how much harrowing adversity can we watch these characters go through? What’s the endgame here?

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 David Riedel

Nothing to see here

'Love, Marilyn' is truly lame

Movie Reviews Hey, here's something to savor. A bunch of actors reading—on camera no less!—words by lots and lots of people who have written things about Marilyn Monroe. And words by Monroe herself.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 David Riedel
 
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