Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![CDATA[F Is for Fake - 'Art and Craft' follows a prolific art forger ]]>
By: David Riedel
So what happens when a prolific art forger dupes dozens of museums? Is he arrested, tried and convicted? Not if you’re Mark Landis.]]>
<![CDATA[Happy Notes - 'Keep On Keepin’ On' chronicles jazz great Clark Terry ]]>
By: David Riedel
In the last few years, it seems that music documentaries about iconic people, places and things have been popping up every six months.]]>
<![CDATA[Turn My Pages, Bitch! - 'Whiplash' is hard to watch but fascinating ]]>
By: David Riedel
Whiplash is so committed to letting its characters be rotten that it puts the tiniest of barriers between the audience and the movie.]]>
<![CDATA[Good Writers, Horrible People - 'Listen Up Philip' follows a couple of assholes (and is one of the best movies of the year) ]]>
By: David Riedel
Listen Up Philip is so good and willing to be disliked that I have to ask: Writer and director Alex Ross Perry, where have you been all my life?]]>
<![CDATA[Get Up, Stand Up - 'Pride' is a great feel-good movie ]]>
By: David Riedel
The underlying theme of Pride is in finding unity and fellowship, in finding people with whom you can share your struggle and draw strength.]]>
<![CDATA[Yes Yes! - 'No No: A Dockumentary' is all over the place in a good way]]>
By: David Riedel

No No: A Dockumentary is all over the place, and it seems like a haphazard narrative structure until it becomes clear the storyline is mirroring Major League Baseball pitching great Dock Ellis’ life.

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<![CDATA[Inside For All Day - 'Starred Up' is tough, gritty and surprisingly good ]]>
By: David Riedel
Another year, another prison drama. If Starred Up were formulaic and stupid it would be a travesty.]]>
<![CDATA[Irritated By Love - 'Love Is Strange' smartly catalogues the ways family can drive us nuts ]]>
By: David Riedel
Love Is Strange has the distinction of being a quiet movie that’s less interested in making grand statements than it is being a quiet portrayal of a difficult time in an extended family’s life.]]>
<![CDATA[Fiddly Digits, Itchy Britches - 'Frank' is weird, beautiful and funny ]]>
By: David Riedel
Co-screenwriter Jon Ronson came up with the story after spending time as a keyboardist for Frank Sidebottom, the alter ego of Chris Sievey, an English musician and comedian.]]>
<![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.]]>