Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![CDATA[Emotion Graphics - With 'Inside Out', Pixar once again gets into your heart and head]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
A nimble ensemble piece, Inside Out exemplifies the platitudes of teamwork that seem baked in to the famously by-committee studio that produced it.]]>
<![CDATA[Wastrels of the Upper West Side - Arielle Holmes gets discovered in 'Heaven Knows What']]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Heaven Knows What is a quasi-documentary of homeless young addicts adrift in the area that once was known as Needle Park.]]>
<![CDATA[Mother of Gwyneth Paltrow Appears Confusingly Sensible - Blythe Danner’s lack of lead roles until 'I’ll See You in My Dreams' seems like excessive karmic retribution for bringing kook into world ]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Here’s a refreshingly uncommon movie protagonist: a retiree and widow, wistfully reclusive even in the company of three bridge buddies and one fledged daughter.]]>
<![CDATA[Personal, Training - We don’t say the word ‘mumblecore’ even once in this review of Andrew Bujalski’s 'Results']]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Filmmaker Andrew Bujalski's almost (but not quite) Hollywood-style film is a comedy about fitness training that hails by the dryly ironic title of Results.]]>
<![CDATA[Sans Popeye - 'The Connection': Because in French, they don’t need to call it 'The French Connection' ]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
The fact-based tale of cops versus smack smugglers in 1970s Marseille may be familiar from a certain celebrated American film, but this take doesn’t seem daunted at all.]]>
<![CDATA[Age During Beauty - In 'Iris', the late documentary maestro Albert Maysles hangs out with a fashion maven ]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Everyone keeps calling Iris Apfel a “nonagenarian fashion icon,” because how many such people can there even be?]]>
<![CDATA[Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart? - If you’ll pardon that headline on a piece about Satyajit Ray’s great 'Apu Trilogy']]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Restorations of director Satyajit Ray's films have been ongoing since his death, and lucky you, now’s your chance to catch Ray’s masterly Apu Trilogy on the big screen.]]>
<![CDATA[Hardy Appetites - A gal has her choices in 'Far from the Madding Crowd']]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
It’s a weird cultural moment for a new movie of this old book.]]>
<![CDATA[Money and Infamy - 'Welcome to Me' does well with its complicated subject ]]>
By: David Riedel
Is Welcome to Me making fun of Alice, or is it criticizing reality TV for taking advantage of vulnerable people?]]>
<![CDATA[Saving the World with Quips and Explosions - 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' isn't just more shit for assholes* ]]>
By: David Riedel
Age of Ultron does what the smarter Marvel movies do: It drops the audience into the action at the top, gets them locked in to thrills and chills, and then worries about the story later. ]]>
<![CDATA[Get Ready to Get Mad - The debunkers are debunked in 'Merchants of Doubt']]>
By: David Riedel
Most of the people interviewed in Merchants of Doubt make it clear that they know they’re disseminating bunk, and they’re just fine with that.]]>
<![CDATA[CARS DRIVE FAST SHIT BLOWS UP - FURIOUS 7 IS SO BIG I HAD TO WRITE THE HEADLINE (AND SUBHED) IN ALL CAPS]]>
By: David Riedel
This movie is much fun it’s almost criminal. I’m not action movie fan, and this thing had me jumping out of my seat. In short, it’s the goddamn best. Just see it.]]>
<![CDATA[Some of My Lies Are True - 'An Honest Liar' is an honest portrait]]>
By: David Riedel
James Randi has two careers. First, he is, for lack of a better term, a magician.]]>
<![CDATA[Vampires, Transcended - What We Do in the Shadows is an unexpected take on old favorites ]]>
By: David Riedel
You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you skipped out on What We Do in the Shadows if you’re skeptical of vampire films or fake documentaries.]]>
<![CDATA[The Inner War - 'Queen and Country' picks up where 'Hope and Glory' left off]]>
By: David Riedel
In Queen and Country, preparing for war is dull, dreary, and an excellent opportunity to make mischief. ]]>
<![CDATA[Under Their Thumb - 'Timbuktu' humanizes the players in a totalitarian regime ]]>
By: David Riedel
Director and co-writer Abderrahmane Sissako humanizes the jihadists without ever sympathizing with them; he’s on the side of ordinary people being forced into a totalitarian existence.]]>
<![CDATA[Political Action - '1971' details a little-remembered break-in ]]>
By: David Riedel
After the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, the Kent State shootings, and amid the escalation of the Vietnam War, a group of anti-war activists took it upon themselves to do something about what they suspected was illegal activity perpetrated by the FBI.]]>
<![CDATA[Slipping Away - Julianne Moore delivers the goods in 'Still Alice ']]>
By: David Riedel

Still Alice is an assured piece of drama, and with Moore’s commanding performance—and Alzheimer’s—it has all the gravitas it needs.

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<![CDATA[Young Whippersnappers All Grown Up - 'Boyhood' is back! ]]>
By: David Riedel
Boyhood is magnificent, and the banality is charming.]]>
<![CDATA[You Can’t Escape the Babadook - 'The Babadook' is so good I’m spouting its propaganda ]]>
By: David Riedel
The Babadook is a psychological drama about the worst parts of ourselves, and whether we choose to give in to the worst parts of ourselves.]]>