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Comment Archives: stories: Film: Film Features

Re: “'The Magnificent Seven' is Balm for Weak Summer Season

The summer has been a massive dud for the silver screen.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/23/2016 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival Set to Shine on Biggest Stage Yet

The personal and professional struggles of Davone Bess are profiled in "Pass Interference" -- director Branson Wright and editor Joddy Eric Matthews tackle head-on the "taboo" subject of a player with mental illness inside a locker room and the next-man-up culture of the pro sports business. Perhaps more serious discussion on the subject will bring out of the shadows the tragic story of Tony Horton.....whose once bright MLB career with the Cleveland Indians ended with his attempted suicide in August 1970 at the Bluegrass Hotel.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/19/2016 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Film Spotlight: Snowden

Oliver Stone can turn an unexpected thunder storm into a conspiracy theory.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 09/14/2016 at 9:32 AM

Re: “Two Bright Lights Between Oceans: Fassbender, Vikander Shine in Tortured Love Story

Not one but two grisly miscarriages are depicted on screen...
Not one but two excellent reasons to stay the fuck away.

Chuckles the Clown.

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 09/03/2016 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Mils, Marriage and Dysfunction: All Three are Center Stage in Rom-com-dram 'The Intervention'

I was at a screening of it at Sundance and in the Q&A they mentioned that Cobie Smulders actually broken her leg in real life and they had to incorporate that into her character at the last minute during shooting.

Posted by filmlova on 08/24/2016 at 2:20 AM

Re: “Film Spotlight: Anthropoid

Hitler described Heydrich as "the man with the iron heart". He who was also a key figure in the Röhm Putsch, which consolidated Hitler's domestic power as a supreme leader.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 08/10/2016 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Ensemble Cast Combines for Woody Allen's Best Effort Since 'Midnight in Paris'

Actors of fully Jewish background: Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Julian Morris, Adam Brody, Kat Dennings, Gabriel Macht, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Erin Heatherton, Lisa Kudrow, Lizzy Caplan, Gal Gadot, Debra Messing, Jason Isaacs, Jon Bernthal, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Esti Ginzburg, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Margarita Levieva, Elizabeth Berkley, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel, Corey Stoll, Mia Kirshner, Alden Ehrenreich, Debra Winger, Eric Balfour, Emory Cohen, Scott Mechlowicz, Odeya Rush, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy.

Andrew Garfield and Aaron Taylor-Johnson are Jewish, too (though I don’t know if both of their parents are).

Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, James Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Joaquin Phoenix, River Phoenix, Emmy Rossum, Ryan Potter, Rashida Jones, Jennifer Connelly, Sofia Black D’Elia, Nora Arnezeder, Goldie Hawn, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Peet, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman, Ben Barnes, Patricia Arquette, Kyra Sedgwick, Dave Annable, and Harrison Ford (whose maternal grandparents were both Jewish, despite those Hanukkah Song lyrics).

Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, Nicola Peltz, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Winona Ryder, Michael Douglas, Ben Foster, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron, Jonathan Keltz, Paul Newman.

Oh, and Ansel Elgort’s father is Jewish, though I don’t know how Ansel was raised. Robert Downey, Jr. and Sean Penn were also born to Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers. Armie Hammer and Chris Pine are part Jewish.

Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism: Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Posted by sgosgosgo on 07/30/2016 at 3:47 AM

Re: “Ensemble Cast Combines for Woody Allen's Best Effort Since 'Midnight in Paris'

Stick to your (suspect) movie reviews and leave the social commentary for the op-ed pieces.

Ridiculous. Who the F edits this drivel?

Posted by plasticefx on 07/27/2016 at 3:40 PM

Re: “'Genius' is a Journey Through Literary 1930s

One thing I really hope to see (or hear) in this film is the mid-atlantic accent. I think it truly defines film of the 1930s and is absolutely essential to emulate! There's a great post about it here: http://www.cmdnyc.com/cities/los-angeles-mid-atlantic-accent

Regardless, im actually quite interested in checking out the movie! I think it'll be decent.

Posted by rickjonie on 07/12/2016 at 6:51 PM

Re: “Why You Might Have a Real Hard Time Crying at 'Me Before You'

Ugh. Sorry to hear this. I thought the book was very well written and I sobbed like crazy reading the ending. I have been looking forward to the movie coming out, but you just confirmed my worst fear of any book made into a movie - the movie rarely delivers what the book did.

Posted by Beth Tigue on 06/08/2016 at 12:48 PM

Re: “Film Spotlight: Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance

BRILLIANT FILM! I've seen it three times now.

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Posted by jj on 06/08/2016 at 9:20 AM

Re: “'Maggie's Plan' is a Laugh-Out-Loud Ode to Woody Allen

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Posted by Karen R. Hansen on 06/08/2016 at 4:48 AM

Re: “Film Spotlight: Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance

S­t­a­r­t­­­­­ y­o­u­r­­­­­­ h­o­m­e­­­­­­ b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­­­­­­ r­i­g­h­t­­­­­­­­­ n­o­w. Spend­­­­­­ more­­­­­­ time­­­­­­ with­­­­­­ your­­­­­ family­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earn. Start­­­­­­ bringing­­­­­­ $60hr­­­­­­ just­­­­­­ on­­­­­­ a­­­­­­ computer. Very­­­­­­ easy­­­­­­ way­­­­­­to­­­­­­ make­­­­­­ your­­­­ life­­­­­­ happy­­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earning­­­­ continuously. Start­­­­­ here””­­­­­­....SD!46
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Posted by Karen R. Hansen on 06/08/2016 at 4:46 AM

Re: “Film Spotlight: X-Men: Apocalypse

S­t­a­r­t­­­­­­­­­­ y­o­u­r­­­­­­­ h­o­m­e­­­­­­­­ b­u­s­i­n­e­s­s­­­­­­­ r­i­g­h­t­­­­­­­­­ n­o­w. Spend­­­­­­ more­­­­­­ time­­­­­­ with­­­­­­ your­­­­­ family­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earn. Start­­­­­­ bringing­­­­­­ $60hr­­­­­­ just­­­­­­ on­­­­­­ a­­­­­­ computer. Very­­­­­ easy­­­­­­ way­­­­to­­­­­­ make­­­­ your­­­­­­ life­­­­­­ happy­­­­­­ and­­­­­­ earning­­­­ continuously. Start­­­­­ here””­­­­­­....SD!46
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Posted by Lisa Dietz on 05/26/2016 at 8:01 AM

Re: “Spotlight: 5 Films Not to Miss at CIFF

Nice correction. Thank God. Too bad the print version holds this blunder for all posterity.
But whatever, right? Too err is human....

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Posted by Nacho Berkowitz on 04/28/2016 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Elvis & Nixon: Michael Shannon and Kevin Spacey are Bang-on, but Movie is Little More Than Novelty

I wonder if they touch on the documented fact that Elvis was on a 3-day meth/speed binge when he came up with the idea; and that he was buzzed t/o their meeting?

Posted by DrBOP on 04/20/2016 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Spotlight: 5 Films Not to Miss at CIFF

Maybe it's on "stand by only" because they're trying to locate an actual film, or even original source material, of Miles Davis as a "legendary saxophonist." ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! It's really too bad no one working at Scene, which is a great publication with great people, didn't catch this beyond egregious error. Miles played trumpet, man! Good God, this is absolutely inexcusable. (Cheadle is even holding the right instrument in the picture they used! Sweet Jesus.)

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Posted by Nacho Berkowitz on 04/08/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Spotlight: 5 Films Not to Miss at CIFF

Too bad "miles ahead" is currently on stand by only.

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Posted by Aaron Adrovet on 04/07/2016 at 10:43 AM

Re: “"Believeland" and More for International Film Festival's 40th Anniversary

Before Believeland, there was the City of Champions -- which was the moniker carried by the city after the Indians, Browns and American Hockey League Barons captured championships in 1948. An "alternate" logo of Chief Wahoo was created to celebrate the title; eyes peering up at a tilted crown......which was used for a number of years.

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/30/2016 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Baseball Documentary "Fastball" is a Must-See for Sports Fans

An October 1970 Sports Illustrated story on Steve Dalkowski summed up the mythical high-heat legend in a few words: "...(he) threw a fastball so hard that Ted Williams never even saw it. No one else could claim that."

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Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 03/23/2016 at 11:06 AM

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