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Cole Smithey
Manhattan
The Smartest Film Critic in the World
Interests: Film, Jazz Guitar, Teaching, Craft Beer, Great Food, Travel.
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SYNDICATED COLUMN: The Thrilla at Hofstra: Trump Beat the Spread by Ted Rall Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Miley Cyrus & Billy Idol: Rebel Yell (IHeart Festival 2016) Continue reading
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Pinksourcing With Kristen Bell — Celebs Have Issues Episode #1 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
AT HOME WITH THE WHITES BY TED RALL Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
The Netflix October 2016 movies and TV titles have been announced and can be viewed below! All Netflix October 2016 titles and dates are subject to change. You can also view the titles disappearing from Netflix in October underneath. Which Netflix October 2016 titles are... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
SYNDICATED COLUMN: What Obama Doesn’t Want You To Know About Uzbekistan by TED RALL Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
ALLIED is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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NEW BEVERLY SHOCKTOBER 2016 SCHEDULE Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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“War Dogs” belongs to the same category of tone-deaf comedy as “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Venomously despicable white thieves are celebrated for their blind lack of ethics and integrity because these characters are oh-so [hilariously] gangsta, except they’re neither amusing nor badass. They’re people for whom no well-deserved ass beating is enough because they’re so smug it makes you want to throw up. You can tell a lot from this film’s tagline, “Money, Corruption and the American Dream.” We already know that those are all the same thing. Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
Anonymous by TED RALL Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Dolly Parton is still going strong. What a class act! Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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You know you’re in trouble when momentary flashbacks from previous films in a franchise make you wish you were watching one of them instead of the dreary cinematic rendering before your eyes. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Reviews
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS: TRAILER (OPENS November 18) Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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The up-coming Fox Searchlight Pictures Jackie Kennedy Onasis biopic JACKIE (directed by Pablo Larrain, and starring Natalie Portman, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, John Hurt, and Peter Sarsgaard) has Oscar buzz written all over it! This should be good. Natalie Portman always gives her all, and she seems the perfect choice to play Jackie. Can't wait. Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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“Sully” comes across as a victory lap for Clint Eastwood. Give the guy his due. That still doesn’t mean that he hasn’t made a disappointing movie. Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Johnny Thunders' band THE HEARTBREAKERS were the epitome of PUNK. They beat Tom Petty to the punch; the band was formed in 1975, a year before Petty used the name. Everything about their aggressive attitude, DIY style, and badass music carried an anti-authoritarian ethic and a streetwise swagger as powerful as a lion in attack mode. Think Iggy Pop. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Articles
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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73ND VENICE FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL AWARDS Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Johnny Thunders' band THE HEARTBREAKERS were the epitome of PUNK. They beat Tom Petty to the punch; the band was formed in 1975, a year before Petty used the name. Everything about their aggressive attitude, DIY style, and badass music carried an anti-authoritarian ethic as powerful as a lion's roar. While the average picture might speak 1000-words, this one spills ten times that much narrative information. Johnny's deliberate snarl sits between his bandmates' (Richard Hell, Jerry Nolan, and Walter Lure) sanguine resolve to give the kids what they wanted or, more importantly, needed. Blood and beer will be spilled in the name of rock 'n' roll. "Get off the phone, there's nobody home, 'cause I don't want you." Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Marty Feldman: Six Degrees of Separation (Documentary) Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Rodrigo Duterte, President of the Philippines, is the villainous violent thug who campaigned on a promise to murder 100,000 criminals. He has already started on his program of genocide by having the police shoot hundreds of street-level drug dealers. Now he is scheduled to meet... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES FILMMAKER TALKS AT THE 54th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Jill Stein's Masterful Performance On Fox News Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
No one throws down like Peaches. Dig. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog