July 28, 2016
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Star Trek Beyond Review: Space Sadness

A thoroughly disappointing enterprise

Meh Space: the final frontier. An infinite vacuum of darkness wherein a film series can come out strong and full of promise but then eventually devolves into a by-the-numbers affair that repeatedly follows the same plotlines apparently forever and ever. ... More

July 27, 2016 by Alex De Vore

The Infiltrator Review

Ok In the 1980s, cocaine was king, and South American drug lords were making just crazy bonkers money by exporting their product into America through various port cities like Miami.
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July 20, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Ghostbusters Review

So good it's almost scary

Yay The reboot from Paul Feig (Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids) and Parks and Recreation writer Kate Dippold is actually everything you want and more, so, like good scientists, let’s examine the facts here. ... More

July 18, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Yarn Review: Rhythm Section

With nary a sock or sweater, doc spins unexpected stories

Yay Something about knitting graffiti generates a joyful energy.
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July 06, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Tickled Review: Global Tickling Phenomenon

Yay What first seemed a quirky TV story for New Zealand pop culture journalist David Farrier quickly took a turn into the control fetish of a well-heeled (and perhaps even dangerous) recluse. ... More

July 13, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Swiss Army Man Review

Ok Film newcomers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are collectively known as “Daniels” for some reason, and the pair has come out swingin’ with Swiss Army Man, an indie-ish film about what it is to be alive.
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July 06, 2016 by Alex De Vore

The Secret Life of Pets Review

Barf One begins to wonder how many “this is what the toys/pets/cars/planes/appliances do when you aren’t watching” films we’re expected to suffer through at this point, and The Secret Life of Pets isn’t helping.
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July 13, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Free State of Jones Review: Civil Bore

Meh There’s just something about war movies that draw us in as audiences. Oh sure, there’s the history and the shaping of nations and all that, but there’s also much to be said for the stark realism of a well-done battle scene.
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June 29, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Last Cab to Darwin Review

Ok Last Cab to Darwin With a few notable exceptions, our modern culture does a piss-poor job of confronting mortality. We’re bad at dealing with our own impending death, and we’re worse when the death of a loved one is looming.
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June 29, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' Review

Yay Endless billows of chiffon, surreal lighting and flexible bamboo stilts—no, it’s not Cirque du Soleil, it’s acclaimed director Julie Taymor’s (The Tempest) interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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June 22, 2016 by Rose Antonelli-Fatton

'L’attesa' Review: Endless Waiting

The perfect film for people who love to be bored

Ok We want to like the film, we really do, but despite some standout performances and a gorgeous setting, it just never gets to the point that makes audiences forget they’re watching a movie. ... More

June 22, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Sunset song?

More like Sunset WRONG

Barf Based on the 1932 book of the same name by Scottish author Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the film has the makings of an epic, yet it’s a fair bet that his plot and character development is a lot richer than in this big-screen adaptation. ... More

June 15, 2016 by Julie Ann Grimm

Paralyzed by Awfulness

Me Before You sucks so, so hard

Barf Emilia Clarke joins Sam Claflin in Me Before You, an emotionally manipulative pile of dreck that tries so hard to make us feel anything, but winds up feeling like the longest hour and 50 minutes of your life. ... More

June 08, 2016 by Alex De Vore

Neigh!

Neigh! How a rag-tag group of misfits rebuilt their lives by becoming thoroughbred equine aficionados

Yay Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance won the coveted audience award at 2015’s Sundance Film Festival for its enchanting look at the implausible success of Dream Alliance. ... More

June 01, 2016 by Rose Antonelli-Fatton

Fly on the Weiner

A fly on the wall witnesses a campaign in decline via a political documentary that gets up close with Anthony Weiner

Yay Throughout Weiner, the eponymous documentary that chronicles a disgraced politician’s ill-fated run for redemption, Anthony Weiner repeatedly refers to “the thing” that ended his career.  ... More

June 01, 2016 by Steven Hsieh
 

Morning Word: Lawmakers Tell Governor to Consider Tax Hike

Morning Word More lawmakers, including some Republicans, are asking Gov. Susana Martinez to call a special session to deal with a $650 million revenue shortfall. ... More

July 26, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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