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Secret Battles

Dirty Wars doesn’t add up to much

Movie Reviews Each time reporter Jeremy Scahill appears on television, whether it’s CNN, MSNBC, or Real Time with Bill Maher, he seems ready to fight.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 David Riedel

The Cabbage Never Saw It Coming

Berberian Sound Studio deals in horror sound

Movie Reviews Gilderoy (Toby Jones) is in charge of sound effects editing for Francesco (Cosimo Fusco) and Santini (Antonio Mancino) on a giallo film called The Equestrian Vortex.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 David Riedel

World War Yawn

You’ve seen most of 'World War Z' in other, better movies

Movie Reviews Fans of Max Brooks’ novel World War Z may say the movie’s failure comes from subverting the novel’s structure—a collection of accounts of the zombie war set 10 years after its end—and setting the movi...

Friday, June 21, 2013 David Riedel


The Monsters go to 'Monsters University'

Movie Reviews Monsters University is a tough one. It’s charming, cute and has an appropriately non-pushy don’t-judge-a-book-by-its-cover message, but it’s not all that funny.

Friday, June 21, 2013 David Riedel

All's Well That Ends Well

Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing is delightful

Movie Reviews Really, it sounds terrible. William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, updated to the present day...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 David Riedel

Snow White and the Six Dwarfs

This Blancanieves fights bulls

Movie Reviews It looks like a bleak life for Carmen (Macarena García). She loses her mother and her bullfighter father...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 David Riedel

Man of Meh

Man of Steel’s superhero gets a super dull movie

Movie Reviews Man of Steel makes clear Christopher Nolan is limited. He needs real world-characters who can supply real-world solutions, even if those real world characters are fighting The Joker.

Friday, June 14, 2013 David Riedel

Drowned in Dick Jokes

Get your non-stop supply of semen in 'This Is the End'

Movie Reviews So just who is the intended audience for This Is the End? Seth Rogen fans.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 David Riedel

Love and Resentment

Celine and Jesse return in 'Before Midnight'

Movie Reviews Nine years after Before Sunset, Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) return for a glimpse of their relationship.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 David Riedel

Alas, Mum, We Hardly Knew Ye

Sarah Polley’s 'Stories We Tell' explores a family mystery

Movie Reviews How does one confront a family mystery that everyone seems to know the answer to...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 David Riedel
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