May 31, 2016
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What is this movie about?

Art-Doc run amok

Barf Aleksandr Sokurov’s newest film, Francofonia, is a schizophrenic misadventure in filmmaking. The lackluster attempt at weaving its several elements into a cohesive union is a failed effort.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Ben Kendall

Who’s the Boss?

Not Melissa McCarthy

Barf Oh boy, here comes The Boss, yet another pointless outing in a long line of movies wherein Melissa McCarthy says a bunch of awkward things, acts like a childish asshole to everyone and falls down all the time.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Alex De Vore

Uneven Bars

I used to be a gymnast like you, then I took an arrow to the knee.

Barf There’s a general guideline in screenwriting that’s known as the “save the cat” moment. It’s a scene where the audience gets to somehow connect with the main character (or villain, if you’re being c...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Ben Kendall

North African Pantheon

Inappropriately a bunch of white guys

Barf Poor Geoffrey Rush. Poor, poor, poor Geoffrey Rush. Even an accomplished, Academy Award-winning thespian of his caliber (who somehow made a role in the absurd Pirates of the Caribbean seem excellent) could not ...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Alex De Vore

Let Him Die!

Dirty Grandpa is just so very awful

Barf It’s hard to say for whom Dirty Grandpa is more embarrassing: Aubrey Plaza or Robert DeNiro. 

Monday, January 25, 2016 Alex De Vore

Fervor on the Red Carpet

Documentary looks at cult of celebrity and awards shows

Barf What do the gritty details of the OJ Simpson trial and the splendor of the red carpet have in common? Aside from being studded with celebrities and paparazzi, it might not seem like much.  Howe

Monday, January 25, 2016 Anna Mae Kersey

Stove by a whale of a film

Ron Howard’s latest soaks viewers in tons of stinking blubber

Barf “No right-minded sailor discards what might yet save him,” a first mate tells one of his desperate men after a month adrift at sea.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Lucas Iberico Lozada

Wonder-less

Reality TV meets Tuscan beekeepers, with disappointing results

Barf Ah, the world of foreign film, wherein we find ourselves nonplussed by societal pressures which practically dictate we must enjoy the work simply for its seemingly exotic nature.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Alex De Vore

A Coming-of-Age Story for the Dustbin of History

'Ten Thousands Saints' is terrible

Barf The story, despite being convoluted, is entirely predictable. The characters are paper-thin, and everyone is an asshole.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 David Riedel

Yawning for Fire

Yep, 'Digging for Fire' is standard white malaise fare

Barf I’m all for movies that mirror real life (or attempt to mirror real life), but Digging for Fire is so vapid I can only feel pity for the people who find it interesting.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 David Riedel
 
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Morning Word: Honoring Fallen Warriors

Morning Word Memorial Day events scheduled around the state today.  ... More

May 30, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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