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'Fill the Void' makes familiar a foreign community

Movie Reviews For those of us who have limited interaction with Orthodox traditions, Fill the Void will take some time getting used to...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 David Riedel

Pro Nukes!

'Pandora’s Promise' promises to make you feel like shit

Movie Reviews Add Pandora’s Promise to the increasing number of agitprop documentaries hitting movie theaters...

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 David Riedel

Tonto Takes Over

'The Lone Ranger' should be called 'Tonto! (And the Lone Ranger)'

Movie Reviews Now that The Lone Ranger is upon us, maybe the people who are so offended by the Summer Guide 2013 cover...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 David Riedel

Embarrassingly Funny

'Despicable Me 2' has larfs aplenty

Movie Reviews Despicable Me 2 is laugh-out-loud funny. And depending on how loudly you laugh, you may embarrass yourself...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 David Riedel

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
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Morning Word: Soda Tax Campaign Gets Sticky

Morning Word The head of a pro-tax political group is apologizing after distributing a flier that didn't say who paid for the blast. ... More

March 23, 2017 by Matt Grubs


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