Santa Fe Reporter - Yay http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-139-1-yay.html <![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.]]>
<![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.]]>