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Yawn Park on Dullsville

'Hyde Park on Hudson' suffers needlessly [meh]

Movie Reviews The makers of Hyde Park on Hudson have a genuine head-scratcher on their hands. Their film about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, one of the most fascinating figures in American history, is stupefying in ...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 David Riedel

Guilty Until Proven Innocent

'The Central Park Five' details mostly forgotten wrongful conviction [ok]

Movie Reviews A piece of highly charged, quietly angry political filmmaking isn’t what the name “Ken Burns” summons, but that’s what The Central Park Five delivers.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013 David Riedel

Santa Claus in Santa Fe

Enjoy the winter season, with some screen grabs.

Movie Reviews

Thursday, December 20, 2012 Jose V Chavez

The Western According to Tarantino

'Django Unchained' is bloody and fun [ok]

Movie Reviews First, the cynical: One wonders whether making a movie that takes place in the pre-Civil War American South is Quentin Tarantino’s way of getting around criticism for using the n-word.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 David Riedel

Congratulations, It’s Miserable

Dull and dreary 'Les Misérables' fails [barf]

Movie Reviews Les Misérables won’t go down as the worst movie of 2012, but it should go down as the biggest misfire. What this screen version of Les Misérables needs but doesn’t have is the artifice of theater.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 David Riedel

Take My Wife—In Fact, My Whole Family, Please

'This Is 40' revisits Pete and Debbie from 'Knocked Up' [ok]

Movie Reviews Anyone who walked out of writer-director Judd Apatow’s previous movie, Funny People, thinking his next would tread a tighter narrative line will soon be set straight.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 David Riedel

Your Move, Kids

You’ll live and die by chess in 'Brooklyn Castle' [yay!]

Movie Reviews Each time I’m feeling cynical about our country’s future, along comes a documentary like Brooklyn Castle.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 David Riedel

There Will Be Three of These Films

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' is totes meh [meh, duh!]

Movie Reviews In the beginning, there was writer-director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings series, and it was good. There was Middle Earth, a magical world of elves, wizards, hobbits, dwarves and men. Even those who wer...

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 David Riedel

Clean and Sober

'Smashed' gets recovery right [ok]

Movie Reviews There have been so many addiction and recovery stories in the past decade that it’s entirely reasonable to think we don’t need another. As singer-songwriter Mike Doughty writes in his recent drug-filled m...

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 David Riedel

Look Out For That Train!

'Anna Karenina' misses [meh]

Movie Reviews Occasionally, a movie comes out that begs the question, “Really, what was the point of that?” Congratulations to director Joe Wright, star Keira Knightley and writer Tom Stoppard.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 David Riedel
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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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