Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![CDATA[Who’s that idiot on the airwaves? - 'Alan Partridge' is hilarious ]]>
By: David Riedel
It’s nice to see Steve Coogan back in top form as Alan Partridge, a character he’s played roughly one billion times.]]>
<![CDATA[Soylent green ain’t the only thing that’s people - There’s a lot to the minimalist 'Under the Skin']]>
By: David Riedel
Under the Skin isn’t for everyone. Those who do not enjoy meandering present-day sci-fi journeys about human nature should stay away]]>
<![CDATA[Still Rumsfeld After All These Years - ‘The Unknown Known’ is a fascinating portrait of an unknowable person]]>
By: David Riedel
Donald Rumsfeld tries to expand on some of his linguistic peculiarities in Errol Morris’ fascinating The Unknown Known.]]>
<![CDATA[Band of Brothers - ‘Mistaken for Strangers’ explores family relationships in a rock band ]]>
By: David Riedel
Mistaken for Strangers is a funny and touching documentary by Tom Berninger about his relationship with his older brother.]]>
<![CDATA[Nice Shield - Go see 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier']]>
By: David Riedel
Captain America: The Winter Soldier blows its predecessor out of the water and rivals The Avengers for slam-bang action and thrills. It’s the best Marvel movie thus far.]]>
<![CDATA[Life on Mars - Fan-driven reunion mostly satisfies ]]>
By: Julia Goldberg
The fans receive an overdue reunion with nearly all the show’s original characters, but plotwise Veronica Mars doesn’t hold up to the intricacy and surprises the show delivered.]]>
<![CDATA[Jingle All the Way? - ‘Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys’ spends a year with reindeer herders ]]>
By: David Riedel
Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys follows brothers Aarne and Lasse Aatsinki for a year through Finnish Lapland.]]>
<![CDATA[She blinded me with science - Particle Fever is a fascinating trip down the rabbit hole of physics]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Now, this is what we call the Muppet Show - ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ is a million times better than ‘The Muppets’ ]]>
By: David Riedel
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. ]]>
<![CDATA[Another day, another weird spider nightmare - ‘Enemy’ is bizarre…and fascinating ]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[A long walk - Take the journey in ‘Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago’]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Art as science - ‘Tim’s Vermeer’ is a fascinating study of a precise and curious mind ]]>
By: David Riedel
It’s entirely possible Tim’s Vermeer is one long gag. The 80-minute documentary is about painstakingly recreating a painting by Dutch master Johannes Vermeer.]]>
<![CDATA[Must…stop…seeing…movies…like…this - ‘Need for Speed’ is stupid…or is it?]]>
By: David Riedel
Need for Speed is a movie in need of two reviews. In fact, I read somewhere that its original title was Need for Speed: Judge Us On Our Merits, Not On Yours. And I either made that original t]]>
<![CDATA[Switched at Birth - ‘Like Father, Like Son’ is a subtle masterpiece]]>
By: David Riedel
Life is going according to plan for Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama), a successful executive, and Midori (Machiko Ono) a stay-at-home mother to their son, Keita (Keita Ninomiya).]]>
<![CDATA[If De-Elevator Tries to Bring You Down... - ‘Purple Rain’ is great while simultaneously being terrible ]]>
By: David Riedel
Electric movie, Purple Rain, its story is ill conceived and its performances worse. But I’m here to tell you there’s something else: Its historical significance.]]>
<![CDATA[Eighty feet of the waterline nicely making way - Actually, the boat in ‘Maidentrip’ is 40 feet, but CSN seemed appropriate here ]]>
By: David Riedel
What kind of parent lets a 14-year-old sail solo around the world? What kind of 14-year-old wants to undertake that journey? ]]>
<![CDATA[Unfinished Business - ‘The Past’ is a masterpiece]]>
By: David Riedel
It takes a true artist to make what, on its face, is a mundane family drama and transform it into something profound. The Past, writer-director Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his 2011 film A Separation, is quiet, profound, and deeply felt.
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<![CDATA[Everything is Awesome! - The Lego Movie is a joy]]>
By: David Riedel
It may seem odd that a movie based in such crass commercialism would, at its heart, be a tribute to what it means to have a free imagination. But that’s what The Lego Movie is.]]>
<![CDATA[Sometimes Shorter is Better - The Oscar Shorts are worth your time ]]>
By: David Riedel
Once again The Screen answers the question, “How the hell do I see the shorts that are nominated for Academy Awards”? Starting Feb. 7, the Oscar-nominated shorts in animation, live action and documentary will be playing there.
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<![CDATA[Verily, She Was Divine - 'I Am Divine' is delightful]]>
By: David Riedel
If you’re like me, you’ve seen most of Divine’s film performances. And if you’re like me, you find Divine intriguing but know little about her life, art or background.]]>