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Comment Archives: stories: Film: Film Reviews

Re: “The Animated Chomsky: Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?

Uh, The Science of Sleep was awesome.

Posted by Joe on 11/22/2013 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Driving Through Flyover Country: Nebraska

"...written by Bob Nelson..."
"...with Payne’s writing sharp, affectionate, and, comically, his strongest in years."

Posted by DP Murphy on 11/14/2013 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Like Chaplin in Koch’s New York: Sidewalk Stories

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Posted by btcmalls87 on 11/09/2013 at 9:19 PM

Re: “More Like SMDH: CBGB

Not good enough to be a meaningful film ad not bad enough to become a cult classic. This movie is just trivial and boring.

Posted by roger on 10/27/2013 at 12:39 PM

Re: “For Shame: 12 Years a Slave

well, as I explained (or maybe not..?) in the final paragraph, the film loses some of its oomph by the rich white man's necessity to appear as Northrup's savior. Since the actor playing him - "Brad" - also ensured 12 YEARS A SLAVE got made, you could even interpret his cameo as, well, transactional. Maybe even unintentionally racist (!)

If you don't have a problem with that, then keep on Eradicating Racism via internet comments.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Steve "Good review" Macfarlane on 10/18/2013 at 4:57 PM

Re: “For Shame: 12 Years a Slave

Good review, except why the hate for Brad? He ensured this film got made, what have you done lately?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Eradicate Racism on 10/18/2013 at 2:54 PM

Re: “From the Ghost's Points of View: Haunter

yes, that was the first movie I thought of, too; the difference is here you know they're dead by the end of Act I.

Posted by Henry Stewart on 10/17/2013 at 5:34 PM
Posted by Henry Stewart on 10/17/2013 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Totally Weightless: Gravity

@Michael I thought that metaphor was kinda shallow, but I agree that it's a technical marvel.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Henry Stewart on 10/17/2013 at 5:31 PM

Re: “The Master of Bronze Who Spent Her Life Behind Bars: Camille Claudel 1915

would it be crazy for you to tell us where is opening? What theater?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by rico on 10/17/2013 at 2:31 PM

Re: “From the Ghost's Points of View: Haunter

Plot similar to "The Others" whereby it's told form the point of view of the ghost that doesn't know that she's no longer living.

Posted by JOR on 10/16/2013 at 1:00 PM

Re: “More Like SMDH: CBGB

Sounds like a cult classic to me.

Posted by Hilary on 10/16/2013 at 7:26 AM

Re: “Totally Weightless: Gravity

As a college-aged stoner I resent your comparison to the half-baked philosophy in this film.

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan on 10/13/2013 at 2:32 AM

Re: “Totally Weightless: Gravity

I have to disagree here. The film works as a technical marvel and a realistic edge-of-your-seat thriller, but the entire scenario could also be read completely as metaphor. That doesn't really strike me as being shallow or "weightless."

1 like, 4 dislikes
Posted by Michael McBride on 10/10/2013 at 3:02 PM

Re: “Totally Weightless: Gravity

Gravity's popularity is also why McDonald's makes billions each year; it is familiar, uncomplicated, and engineered for instant gratification. The fact that feeble minded viewers are praising this as a groundbreaking film (ask them: what precisely will it change? They will breathe from their mouths) as if comparing a Big Mac with Kobe beef is what irritates me. Sadly, we are the minority viewpoint.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by transit on 10/10/2013 at 12:13 AM

Re: “More Like SMDH: CBGB

damn.

Posted by Thatwasharshbutimnotsurprised on 10/09/2013 at 3:01 PM

Re: “Totally Weightless: Gravity

I agree with both the review and the commenter above! The backstory is thin beyond belief but the beautiful digital mastery of the film is something to behold. the orchestration is too hollywood and absolutely drowns out the silence of space and then some, but works in other places of the film. I went in expecting nothing in particular and found myself winching as space debris floated at me and the time flew by during what was a fun and suspenseful ride. At the end (no spoiler here)...my first thought was that the plot wasn't all that hollywood after all as two very typical elements in Hollywood endings did not happen, and that made me happy too.

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by CeeJay on 10/03/2013 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Totally Weightless: Gravity

Sounds like someone went in wanting to hate this film...I would ignore this review if you haven't seen the film yet. Some people can't be pleased by anything. I found the sheer beauty and pulse to this film to be staggering. At a time when global chaos seems to command every outlet of the news, it strikes me as a good thing to see the Earth from afar, take in its beauty and scope and feel the humanity between these characters that have been placed in a dire situation miles above her surface. This isn't Michael Bay blowing up cities as buxom, barely legal pin-up's twirl their hair and wait for the young stud to save them. This is a cinematic marvel for all ages.

6 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Sondra on 10/02/2013 at 6:27 PM

Re: “A Vegan Feminist Reading of Compliance

She realized she was dating a vegan Feminist pussy who threw a hissy fit watching a goddamn movie- and then wrote a review where he compared frying a cheeseburger to raping a woman.

Posted by Timothy K. Ready on 09/30/2013 at 4:38 AM

Re: “Elysium is Crap

I think it was a crap movie but for even more basic reasons. Spider (the guy selling tickets to Elysium) as a room full of TV monitors but cannot build a vacuum cleaner or a shower cubicle. They have synthetic police on Elysium but cannot shoot down incoming space vehicles and have to rely on a guy back on earth to do so. Life is so tough on earth that you have to live in dog box but you can buy DNA coded weapons.

Posted by BattleDog67 on 09/20/2013 at 11:48 PM

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