Santa Fe Reporter - Ok http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-140-1-ok.html <![CDATA[Political Theatre - 'Best of Enemies' is entertaining but skin-deep]]>
By: David Riedel

Best of Enemies is strongest when it lets its two lead characters have at it.

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<![CDATA[Behind the Voice - A filmmaker looks for answers in 'Do I Sound Gay?']]>
By: David Riedel
Do I Sound Gay? doesn’t get very deep, but it does highlight a lesser-known struggle inside the gay community.]]>
<![CDATA[Death Came with Compassion - 'The Farewell Party' takes a light-ish look at a serious subject ]]>
By: David Riedel
How does one die with dignity when suffering from a progressive, painful, fatal illness?]]>
<![CDATA[Traffic - 'Cartel Land' shines a light on the cyclical nature of the war on drugs]]>
By: David Riedel
Cartel Land is a heartbreaking piece of cinema, it looks great and it exposes the drug war for it is.]]>
<![CDATA[Insects Are Heroes, Too! - Nowhere does the phrase “size doesn’t matter” appear in this 'Ant-Man' review; congratulate me on my restraint]]>
By: David Riedel
Marvel has gotten so good at making Marvel movies, it doesn’t seem to matter that it doesn’t matter that a Marvel movie isn’t firing on all thrusters.]]>
<![CDATA[In Defense of Shutting In - 'The Wolfpack' is a documentary about kids growing up in a locked house ]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
The Wolfpack becomes a loose laboratory study of the nature of escapism, raising such context-dependent questions as whether an obsession with Reservoir Dogs is healthy for kids.]]>
<![CDATA[The Man Makes the Clothes - Design not quite within reach in 'Saint Laurent']]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Bertrand Bonello’s film comes on like a narcotic and presents the life of late designer Yves Saint Laurent in a series of oblique narrative vignettes.]]>
<![CDATA[Once More Unto the Beach - 'Love & Mercy' lies in bed just like Brian Wilson did]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
In Love & Mercy, a bedridden Brian Wilson struggles mightily with almost becoming the star child from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Or something like that.]]>
<![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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