Santa Fe Reporter - Ok http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-140-1-ok.html <![CDATA[Nothing Can Stop the Horror - The monster in 'It Follows' will never stop]]>
By: David Riedel
It Follows takes the standard horror tropes—horny teenagers and stalking killers—and ups the ante.
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<![CDATA[In the Defensive Zone - 'Red Army]]>
By: David Riedel
As compelling as Red Army is, it feels incomplete.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrity with a Side of Gross - 'Maps to the Stars' is in its own galaxy ]]>
By: David Riedel
Maps to the Stars is a nasty little film—and though I use “little” a little pejoratively, it’s better than his last three.]]>
<![CDATA[The Long Weekend - 'Two Days, One Night' gets at class struggles and has a masterful lead performance ]]>
By: David Riedel

 The Dardenne brothers make films that are, simply put, not for everyone.

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<![CDATA[Dirty Ol’ New York City - 'A Most Violent Year' has elements of a great movie but falls short ]]>
By: David Riedel
A Most Violent Year shows the fallout on the human psyche of terroristic threats. ]]>
<![CDATA[Too Much Time on My Hands - 'A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night' is almost as good as it’s rumored to be]]>
By: David Riedel
Now that I’ve seen A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, I can sound off on whether its tagline—“the first Iranian vampire Western”—rings true. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hungry? - 'The Search for General Tso' gets to the bottom of the popular dish ]]>
By: David Riedel
As with all documentaries about deceptively simple subjects, The Search for General Tso seems to be about one thing but is actually about a much bigger topic.]]>
<![CDATA[Don’t Go West, Young Women - 'The Homesman' is unrelenting and bleak ]]>
By: David Riedel
The question of a woman’s value is at the heart of The Homesman, director Tommy Lee Jones’ decidedly feminist Western.]]>
<![CDATA[Flightless and Buoyant - The waterfowl in 'Penguins of Madagascar' are good for some yuks ]]>
By: David Riedel
For those who like their animated movies crazy and with a throw-it-at-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks attitude, this is the flick for you.]]>
<![CDATA[Comedy and Torture - 'Rosewater' almost works ]]>
By: David Riedel
Jon Stewart’s debut as writer-director almost works, and it’s not quite good, but it’s certainly better than a rainy day flick.]]>
<![CDATA[We Call Upon the Author - '20,000 Days on Earth' documents Nick Cave ]]>
By: David Riedel
If you’re a casual Nick Cave fan 20,000 Days on Earth probably isn’t for you.]]>
<![CDATA[Shot In the Heart and You’re to Blame - 'Rudderless' is better than it has any right to be]]>
By: David Riedel
Despite every story beat being telegraphed way, way in advance Rudderless remains so watchable.]]>
<![CDATA[All That - 'Advanced Style' is featherweight, but fun ]]>
By: David Riedel
Lina Plioplyte’s Advanced Style documentary is a 72-minute commercial for Ari Seth Cohen’s book and blog of the same name.]]>
<![CDATA[You Think YOUR Day Is Bad? - 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' could be much, much worse ]]>
By: David Riedel
There are some solid laughs, a dearth of fart jokes, and Carell and Garner have enough energy to make everything passable, if not great.]]>
<![CDATA[Burning Down the House! - 'Happy Christmas': I’m an asshole!]]>
By: David Riedel
There isn’t much point to summarizing the plot of Happy Christmas; it doesn’t really have one.]]>
<![CDATA[A Swiftly Warming Planet - Exploring rarely accessible fjords in 'Expedition to the End of the World']]>
By: David Riedel

There’s a sort of single mindedness that the truly intelligent possess in
Expedition to the End of the World.

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<![CDATA[A Good Priest, a Bad Town - 'Calvary' is good but not quite great ]]>
By: David Riedel

Father James sits in a confessional. An unseen man enters the box and says, “The first time I tasted semen I was 7 years old.” Thus begins Calvary, writer-director John Michael McDonagh’s pitch-black comedy and murder mystery.

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<![CDATA[This Must Be the Place - 'Drunktown’s Finest' has flaws but succeeds]]>
By: David Riedel
The three characters have disparate narratives that come together in ways that are overly contrived, but that doesn’t blunt Drunktown’s Finest's overall effectiveness.]]>
<![CDATA[Witches and Dum-Dums - 'Witching & Bitching' is outrageous ]]>
By: David Riedel
You know, the time is just about right for an insane Spanish-language horror comedy. And what do you know? Here comes Witching & Bitching, which is about as insane as horror comedies come.]]>
<![CDATA[A Life Less Ordinary - 'Violette' is difficult but rewarding ]]>
By: David Riedel

 If you can get through the first 30 minutes of Violette, you’ll be rewarded with another 105 minutes of much of the same self-hatred and sexual obsession, but it somehow becomes more palatable.

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