Oct. 8, 2015
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Another Holiday, Another Musical

'Into the Woods' should have been put in turnaround

Meh Into the Woods suffers from serious cases of a) the cutes; b) the dull production design; c) the egregious casting; and d) the sloppy direction.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 David Riedel

What Did You Do in the War on Terrorism, Daddy?

The Interview debacle isn’t over, and it’s pretty bizarre

See By the time you read this piece, it will be a week since Sony canceled the release of James Franco and Seth Rogen’s comedy The Interview. And then news broke Tuesday that the The Interview will screen on Chri...

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 David Riedel

You Can’t Escape the Babadook

'The Babadook' is so good I’m spouting its propaganda

Yay The Babadook is a psychological drama about the worst parts of ourselves, and whether we choose to give in to the worst parts of ourselves.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 David Riedel

Oh, Enough

Let’s hope 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' sits on its own sword

Barf The Battle of the 144 Minutes I’ll Never Get Back became the epitome of everything shitty about the 2014 movie year.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 David Riedel

It’s Not Even in the Top 10

Chris Rock doesn’t make it in 'Top Five'

Meh One thing is clear about Chris Rock: He wants to make good movies.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 David Riedel

Eternal Vanity

'The Immortalists' could be fascinating, but its subjects aren’t

Barf The Immortalists takes an intriguing premise and squanders it with one of the least likable documentary subjects to ever grace the screen.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 David Riedel

Winter Movies...Baby!

Set the winter mood with these chill embracing flicks

Winter Guide Winter has come early to most of the US, and if the bad weather, relentless TV ads and climate change news stories haven’t got you in a winter mood yet, take a look at these 10 flicks. Some are good. Some are...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 David Riedel

Don’t Go West, Young Women

'The Homesman' is unrelenting and bleak

Ok The question of a woman’s value is at the heart of The Homesman, director Tommy Lee Jones’ decidedly feminist Western.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 David Riedel

After Hours With a Kid

'Before I Disappear' almost works

Meh Before I Disappear is almost a good movie, but it can’t escape its origins, the Academy Award-winning short film Curfew.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 David Riedel

Flightless and Buoyant

The waterfowl in 'Penguins of Madagascar' are good for some yuks

Ok For those who like their animated movies crazy and with a throw-it-at-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks attitude, this is the flick for you.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 David Riedel
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