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Comment Archives: stories: Film

Re: “Spotlight -- Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

"Cry Freedom" seems to be the lost gem of cinema which powerfully captures the brutal, bitter politics of apartheid and the silencing of activist voices by any means necessary....while covering the bloody tracks through Orwellian verbiage.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 12/25/2013 at 3:59 PM

Re: “Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

There seems to be a trend for movies (which are guaranteed to generate box-office buzz) to clock in around the three-hour mark. Directors may be getting more leverage due to the spiraling cost of tickets -- which is not a bad thing.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 12/25/2013 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Film Review of the Week: American Hustle

This nation is one big hustle. And - if anything - the sprawling movie shows the characters moving in one direction for a big coup.....but you know they will drop a dime on their "teammates" for a bigger slice of the pie. There is no sharing when the bottom line comes to an end of the game within the game.

Posted by LakeErieSeaGulls on 12/23/2013 at 6:10 PM

Re: “Film Spotlight: The Punk Singer

This should probably say 'bikini kill'

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Yves Dropp on 12/08/2013 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Film Spotlight: The Punk Singer

You posted this story earlier and you stilm could not correct Bikini Girl to Bikini Kill???

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Posted by rockertom on 12/08/2013 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Film Spotlight: The Punk Singer

"This movie became a part of wrapping stuff up," she says. "I felt like I could do anything I wanted because everything was archived. It doesn't belong to me anymore; it belongs to everyone else. Everything that comes on top of all this is just gravy. Hopefully, it's super-delicious gravy that everybody in the universe wants and it's on the top of good mashed potatoes."

A genius with words. #dumbass #prolife #abortionsarenotbirthcontrol

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Mike Ock on 12/08/2013 at 5:43 PM

Re: “Film Spotlight: The Punk Singer

Bikini Girl?????? Really?

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by mauraborealis on 12/06/2013 at 2:39 PM

Re: “The Book Thief is a Bit Too Sentimental

And She's pretty!!!!

Posted by cbrbart on 11/29/2013 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Review of the Week: Dallas Buyers Club

I think thats a must see movie!!!!

Posted by cbrbart on 11/22/2013 at 1:07 PM

Re: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is Not Your Typical Teen Fantasy Flick

Looks cannot cover up bad acting....
Twilight is full of that....

Posted by cbrbart on 11/22/2013 at 11:05 AM

Re: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is Not Your Typical Teen Fantasy Flick

Jennifer Lawrence is subline....That chick from the twilight thing is too....uhhh....clunky...Yeah Clunky...No natural movement...

Posted by cbrbart on 11/22/2013 at 11:05 AM

Re: “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is Not Your Typical Teen Fantasy Flick

Great review from a film critic who understands the value of a movie from the perspective of the audience rather than the typical cynic who is filled with arrogance and indifference. The main objective of a movie is to entertain rather than meet some elitist literary agenda. Kudos for rising about the snob-filled stench of the sub-standard critic world!

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Maid in Vermont on 11/20/2013 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Review of the Week: The Counselor

I saw it this weekend and this review was spot on. One of the worst movies I've seen in a long time - feel cheated.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Levi Scofield on 10/29/2013 at 12:02 AM

Re: “Review of the Week: The Counselor

from the name of this movie, i can only assume it's a documentary about a marriage counselor.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by SeekTruth on 10/24/2013 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Film Review of the Week: Wadjda

Is a coming-of-age story supposed to end with a finale where someone's life hangs by a thin thread? And is it possible that you, mr reviewer, found the film, "pretty damn boring" because you are a man watching a film about women?

Posted by David Ferrari on 10/24/2013 at 7:09 AM

Re: “Review of the Week: The Counselor

I am having a whopper with cheese and bacon from my favorite place Burger King

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Barry Windham on 10/23/2013 at 6:26 PM

Re: “Review of the Week: The Counselor

But it HAS to be good! I'm still pretending that Prometheus wasn't a bloated disaster, and Blood Meridian is like my favorite book ever! I don't have to actually see the film to know that if this (or any) critic didn't like it, it's simply because he or she didn't UNDERSTAND it!

As soon as I finish making this Breve (omg people, why don't you losers ever TIP??!) I'm going to look up this critic's other reviews and use them to declare his opinion on The Counselor totally invalid.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Acupuncture on 10/23/2013 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Review of the Week: The Counselor

I wonder what the reviewer would say about a David Lynch film?
Or Terrence Malick?

Youtube the reactions of people coming out of the London screening.
"This is an adult film. A film for grown ups."

The last thing adults want is a film that spells everything out and doesn't
require multiple viewings to understand all the intricacies subtly laid
out by a director.

The lead has no name? And??? That's a complaint?
If you were old enough to understand Western tropes you would understand
this fact was discussed in the 30 minute conference days (weeks?) ago.
It's called the man with no name and it signifies this film is partially a western in disguise.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by second5 on 10/23/2013 at 1:47 PM

Re: “Review of the Week: The Counselor

Agreed. "abstraction and philosophy" is what is MISSING from film today.
I'll be first in line.

5 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by MENTD on 10/23/2013 at 1:40 PM

Re: “Review of the Week: The Counselor

"The central flaw of the film, though, comes (surprisingly) at the hands of Cormac McCarthy, the manly-man novelist (author of No Country for Old Men, among others) who wrote a script so dripping with abstraction and philosophy that it often feels like we're watching half of a film, the half that ought to have been edited out. With a nonstop barrage of cameos, monologues and no prominent storyline, the movie is a narrative disaster"

Ahh, so it was Shakespearean and not dumbed down enough for you. I see. Well, I'll be at the theater the minute it opens then. Thanks for the review.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Rick Strictland on 10/23/2013 at 1:33 PM

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