Santa Fe Reporter - Meh http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-141-1-meh.html <![CDATA[Hey Joe: Where you going with that gun in your hand? - Brace yourself for 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II']]>
By: David Riedel
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II is, mercifully, not as bad as Vol. I, but it has its share of problems.]]>
<![CDATA[Don’t Go in the Water! - You’ll get caught in The Face of Love’s undertow, and it will kill you ]]>
By: David Riedel
Now that there are two movies playing simultaneously that rely on doppelgangers to fuel the plot, you have a choice: The masterfully eerie Enemy or The Face of Love.]]>
<![CDATA[Hit the Brakes - ‘Non-Stop’ proves it’s time for Neeson to get a better action gig]]>
By: David Riedel
It’s winter, and that means one thing: Liam Neeson will kill the hell out of people. Taken is the first in Neeson’s old-dude-slaughtering series of films. The Grey, Taken 2, and Unknown follow it.]]>
<![CDATA[Was it something that he said? - Calling ‘Gloria’ ]]>
By: David Riedel
Bars. Dancing. Hot sex. Cigarettes. Sounds like a movie that takes place in Miami in the 1980s, but in reality it’s Gloria, a present-day movie about a divorced Chilean woman in her early 50s.]]>
<![CDATA[Bah, Humbug! - ‘The Invisible Woman’ would have been more interesting if she were actually invisible]]>
By: David Riedel
On the Nov. 16, 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live, Jebidiah Atkinson—a speech critic played by cast member Taran Killam—appeared on “Weekend Update” and blasted every revered speech in histo]]>
<![CDATA[Best Horror Movie Title of the Year (So Far!) - ‘Here Comes the Devil.’ Better watch out!]]>
By: David Riedel
We open with two women having sex. The doorbell rings and one woman leaves to see whom it is. A man attacks her and slicing off some of her fingers. Her lover grabs a lamp and knocks the guy over the ]]>
<![CDATA[Outside Normalcy - 'Inside Llewyn Davis’ has its moments, but… ]]>
By: David Riedel
Inside Llewyn Davis is one of those movies that’s more fun to discuss afterward than it is to watch. That’s partly because Davis (Oscar Isaac) is such a reprehensible asshole, and it’s partly because the standard Coen brothers humor seems forced and out of place this time around. ]]>
<![CDATA[American Meh - We're all hustled by ‘American Hustle’]]>
By: David Riedel
American Hustle is, in some circles, being touted as a masterpiece. It’s easy to see why. Good cast (Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner). Respected director (David O Ru]]>
<![CDATA[Kinda Great, But Kinda Terrible - 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' suffers from comedy sequel disease]]>
By: David Riedel
No movie with as many jokes a Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues can fail completely (but please don’t steal from Bloom County next time, guys). The sheer volume guarantees some will stick. But there]]>
<![CDATA[Old, White and Bored - The Great Beauty isn’t great but it is beautiful]]>
By: David Riedel
The old white guy is Jep (Toni Servillo, who’s better than the screenplay deserves), a man who wrote a successful novel in his 20s and then spent the next 40 years living the good life, writing the occasional article, and generally becoming a sad sack and a misanthrope.]]>
<![CDATA[Weekend of a Champion - ]]>
By: David Riedel
A few months ago, Ron Howard’s Rush, the biopic version of the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt, hit the big screen and sank quickly at the box office. That’s too bad, because it’s a good movie, fast-paced, passionate and heavy on the human drama, even if it’s easy to navigate.]]>
<![CDATA[The Armstrong Lie - ]]>
By: David Riedel
Hey! Did you hear? Lance Armstrong lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied about doping. For years! And years! And he bullied people who challenged him! And sued them!]]>
<![CDATA[Sunlight Jr. - ]]>
By: David Riedel
Sunlight Jr.  When walking into the theater for a screening of Sunlight Jr., know one thing: The reference to sun in the title is this film’s only bright spot Sunlight Jr. is story of two broke, l]]>
<![CDATA[Dear Mr. Watterson - ]]>
By: David Riedel
Believe it or not, there are people out there who haven’t read Calvin & Hobbes. That means there are people who don’t know the sheer joy of reading about Calvin, a rambunctious and preternatur]]>
<![CDATA[TAPIA - ]]>
By: David Riedel
Let’s be clear. It’s not the intention of this review to write ill of the dead. It’s not the intention of this review to piss on a local hero’s legacy. I’d be lying if I write that Tapia is ]]>