Santa Fe Reporter - Ok http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-140-1-ok.html <![CDATA[Here’s that Estonian Oscar Submission You Asked For - 'Tangerines' probably is as sweet and tart as a little Eastern European war drama can probably be ]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Have you heard this one? A Chechen and a Georgian lie wounded in an immigrant Estonian’s house, circa 1992.]]>
<![CDATA[The Kids Are…Well, They’re OK - Meet the Who’s managers in 'Lambert & Stamp']]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
What it takes to produce a great quartet of gear-smashing mod rockers is this: on the one hand, a gay, Oxford-educated son of a composer, and on the other, yes, the kid brother to the future General Zod.]]>
<![CDATA[Frontiersman and Frontiersboy - 'Slow West'. Because Fast East isn’t a thing ]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
In its best moments, Slow West manages to take the piss out of genre-mandated laconicism without losing sight of why we like it.]]>
<![CDATA[Turning Frowns Upside Down or Some Shit - 'Misery Loves Comedy' is for fans ]]>
By: David Riedel
Misery Loves Comedy works because its subject—comedians and how they operate—is important to comedy fans.
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<![CDATA[Is That a Fourth Wall in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me? - 'Playing It Cool' doesn’t, but it’s awright ]]>
By: David Riedel
Playing It Cool gets points for trying to be a different kind of romantic comedy but gets demerits for being dumb as shit.]]>
<![CDATA[Adult but Not Grown Up - Nick Kroll tackles family comedy and drama in 'Adult Beginners']]>
By: David Riedel
It seems the big comedy trope these days is the screw-up-makes-good comedy, and now Nick Kroll is getting in on it.]]>
<![CDATA[Some of His Lies Are True - Hill and Franco put on their drama coats for 'True Story']]>
By: David Riedel
True Story is a quiet but tense rumination on the nature of truth.]]>
<![CDATA[Lots of Bodices, No Heavy Breathing - 'Effie Gray' is an effective portrait of an oppressive relationship]]>
By: David Riedel
In many ways, Effie Gray is a smart, sharp feminist film, and it deserves to be seen by as many people who can see it.]]>
<![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.]]>