Oct. 28, 2016
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'Keeping up with the Joneses' Review

Ok Holding up undercover identities was easy for the Joneses in 30 foreign countries. But less than a week in the suburbs in the USA, and they’re blown in a big way.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'No Light and No Land Anywhere' Review

Ok Her eyelids lay heavy, struggling not to shutter completely over her hazel-spotted pale blue eyes. Tears crystallize, balancing upon the bottom lids, grasping to defy gravity.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Jonny Leather

'Author: The JT LeRoy Story' Review

Ok When a young man penetrates the literary scene in the early years of the century, he’s compared to William Faulkner and Flannery O’Connor.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'The Magnificent Seven' Review

Ok Hold onto your hats, because here comes another remake—this time in the form of legendary Western The Magnificent Seven (which was itself a retelling of Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai).

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Alex De Vore

'Harry and Avis' Review

Ok Billed as an indie rom-com, this simple story leaves a lot to the imagination. Although the title suggests otherwise, and despite how Avis takes up her share of the screen, it’s more of a story about Harry.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

'Hell or High Water' Review:

O, Coen Brothers, Where Art Thou?

Ok About 30 minutes into Hell or High Water, an unfortunate thought occurs: It’s trying to be a Blood Simple/Fargo kind of Coen Brothers film, but it’s failing.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Alex De Vore

Pete’s Dragon Review: Hugs For Everyone

Disney shows kids respect, but tries a little too hard to tug on our heartstrings

Ok Keeping up with the endless onslaught of remakes, reboots, re-imaginings and so forth is Pete’s Dragon, the newest pile of heartwarming dreck from the fine folks at Disney.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Alex De Vore

'De Palma' Review

Ok We’re not sure whether it’s the questions from behind the camera or deft editing that leaves one liking the guy.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Julie Ann Grimm

The Infiltrator Review

Ok In the 1980s, cocaine was king, and South American drug lords were making just crazy bonkers money by exporting their product into America through various port cities like Miami.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Alex De Vore

Swiss Army Man Review

Ok Film newcomers Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert are collectively known as “Daniels” for some reason, and the pair has come out swingin’ with Swiss Army Man, an indie-ish film about what it is to be alive.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Alex De Vore
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Morning Word: Martinez Vetoes Education Funding Cuts

Morning Word Governor criticizes lawmakers for cutting her teacher merit pay program and stipends for teachers in difficult-to-staff districts. ... More

Oct. 25, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr


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