Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![CDATA[Calamari With a Side of Pacino - Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return in 'The Trip to Italy']]>
By: David Riedel
A few years after The Trip, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return in The Trip to Italy.]]>
<![CDATA[On the Road Again - Old dogs, old tricks, in the delightful Land Ho!]]>
By: David Riedel
Land Ho! is the template for movies about older people at pivotal points in their lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Life, In a Nutshell - Everything happens in the wonderful 'Boyhood']]>
By: David Riedel
Boyhood is magnificent, and the banality is charming.]]>
<![CDATA[To Infinity Stone, and Beyond! - You’ll totes want to hang with these 'Guardians of the Galaxy']]>
By: David Riedel
Guardians of the Galaxy may be the best Marvel movie, period.]]>
<![CDATA[Thumbs Up - 'Life Itself' is a wonderful chronicle of Roger Ebert ]]>
By: David Riedel

What comes through most in Life Itself is Ebert’s love of movies, the depth of his film knowledge and the relationships he had with the people who loved him.

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<![CDATA[Got Songs? - 'Begin Again' is featherweight and cute ]]>
By: David Riedel
Begin Again is wholly implausible, has characters that couldn’t exist in real life and has an ending that’s just so syrupy sweet, but also has a decent soundtrack and winning performances. I’m in.]]>
<![CDATA[Of Course the Future Is Dystopian! - 'Snowpiercer' is tons o’ dark fun]]>
By: David Riedel

Snowpiercer takes place roughly 18 years after the world has been thrust into a new ice age. All the survivors boarded a train called Snowpiercer, and the train circles the globe once a year.

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<![CDATA[Give the Punters What They Want - 'Lucky Them' is funny, sad and surprisingly poignant ]]>
By: David Riedel

Lucky Them’s Ellie is told by her editor to find her ex-boyfriend, a beloved disappeared Seattle musician, and write a story about what he’s been doing for a decade.

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<![CDATA[Decisions, Decisions - Obvious Child is the best comedy of 2014 (so far)]]>
By: David Riedel
Obvious Child is funny as shit. It’s possibly the most laugh-out-loud comedy of 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Where’s the Dog? - Violence and despair abound in 'The Rover's dystopian future ]]>
By: David Riedel

The human landscape depicted in The Rover is as bleak as the desert in which it takes place.

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<![CDATA[Woke Last Night to the Sound of a Bomb Exploding - 'Night Moves' is the latest quality film from Kelly Reichardt]]>
By: David Riedel
Night Moves follows a trio of people plotting to blow up a hydroelectric damn using a boat carrying approximately 1 ton of nitrogen-enriched fertilizer.]]>
<![CDATA[Over the Hills and Far Away - Climb aboard the cable cars to ‘Manakamana’ ]]>
By: David Riedel
The idea of something being interesting-mundane captures the feeling one may have when being presented with Manakamana.]]>
<![CDATA[Surprise! You’re Dead! - ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ is a smart summer action flick ]]>
By: David Riedel
Edge of Tomorrow has all the signs of a creative team and studio wanting to make a good, borderline-great action spectacular, and the film delivers.]]>
<![CDATA[Never trust the Spanish-speaking doctor with the German accent - 'The German Doctor' is moody and creepy ]]>
By: David Riedel
If you know your postwar history, you know The German Doctor is based on a true story.]]>
<![CDATA[Waiting for Her Real Life to Begin - 'Belle' is quietly moving ]]>
By: David Riedel
Belle, a fictionalized account of the life of Dido Elizabeth Belle, is a captivating and moving piece of entertainment.]]>
<![CDATA[Suck It! - 'Only Lovers Left Alive' explores existential loneliness—with vampires ]]>
By: David Riedel
Jarmusch taps into existential loneliness with Only Lovers Left Alive.]]>
<![CDATA[Young, Dumb and Full of…Ah, You Know - 'Neighbors' is surprisingly funny ]]>
By: David Riedel
Director Nicholas Stoller has edged toward complete outrageousness before, but 'Neighbors' is the first time he’s fully embraced it.]]>
<![CDATA[So Much Violence - Blue Ruin is a thriller with a conscience]]>
By: David Riedel
'Blue Ruin' is tense, from the dramatic touches—a body thumping in a car trunk, waiting in a dark room—to the music to Blair’s performance, which is outstanding.]]>
<![CDATA[On the Road - Tom Hardy is impressive in ‘Locke’ ]]>
By: David Riedel
In 'Locke' Tom Hardy’s brilliance shines.]]>
<![CDATA[Check Your Shorts! - It’s a short film bonanza at the Santa Fe Film Festival ]]>
By: David Riedel
Here are some of the best showings of the Santa Fe Film Festival.]]>