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Choses Déjà Vues

It’s been there, done that for ‘Bright Days Ahead’

Meh That plot description is glib, but Bright Days Ahead doesn’t warrant anything deeper.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Spoil-the-Party Monster

‘Godzilla’ is big but snoozeworthy

Meh Godzilla is ninety minutes of prep work followed by 30 minutes of Godzilla facing off with two MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Suck It!

'Only Lovers Left Alive' explores existential loneliness—with vampires

Yay Jarmusch taps into existential loneliness with Only Lovers Left Alive.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

Young, Dumb and Full of…Ah, You Know

'Neighbors' is surprisingly funny

Yay Director Nicholas Stoller has edged toward complete outrageousness before, but 'Neighbors' is the first time he’s fully embraced it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

So Much Violence

Blue Ruin is a thriller with a conscience

Yay 'Blue Ruin' is tense, from the dramatic touches—a body thumping in a car trunk, waiting in a dark room—to the music to Blair’s performance, which is outstanding.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 David Riedel

On the Road

Tom Hardy is impressive in ‘Locke’

Yay In 'Locke' Tom Hardy’s brilliance shines.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

Check Your Shorts!

It’s a short film bonanza at the Santa Fe Film Festival

Yay Here are some of the best showings of the Santa Fe Film Festival.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

Searching For a Labrador (Duck) and The Self

‘A Birder’s Guide to Everything’ is quietly charming

Ok A Birder’s Guide to Everything is a quiet, charming and hopeful comedy (with dramatic underpinnings).

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

Why Can’t Spider-Man Get a Screenplay as Good as the New ‘Captain America’?

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ amazes in its disposability

Meh The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from the same affliction that plagued Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

The Best of All Unmade Movies?

‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ tells the story about a movie that couldn’t

Yay Lots of movies don’t get made. In his book A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson spends a chapter on a film called Arrive Alive that was shut down after a few weeks of production.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 David Riedel
 
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