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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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Stephen Colbert is a stone-cold genius. So is his twin cousin. Too bad they're not running for Office. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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SUBSCRIBE TO LA GRANDE BOUFFE (THE BIG FEAST) on iTunes Mike and I drink FLYING DOG NUGGET IMPERIAL IPA and discuss Robert Downey Sr.'s best known film. Check it out and subscribe. Did mention Mike and I love you all? It's true, but don't walk around staring at your cell phone. It's not safe. It ain't called reality for nothing. Robert Downey Sr.’s best-known film is a stunning piece of transgressive racial, political, and anti-capitalist... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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This predictably stagnate Hollywood reboot picks up entertaining momentum from its talented four female leads. The movie is worth watching if for no reason other than witnessing Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones turn on their comic charms. It might make you wonder why there aren’t more female-dominated movies coming out of Hollywood. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cole Smithey - Capsules
THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MIKE MILLS’S 20th CENTURY WOMEN AS CENTERPIECE OF THE 54th NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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ELVIS COSTELLO: DETOUR POSTER Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Netflix audiences will bring a slew of casually acquired preconceptions to Joe Berlinger’s Kool-Aid-consumed documentary about “life performance coach” extraordinaire Tony Robbins. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cole Smithey - Capsules
Wikileaks Proves DNC Conspired Against Bernie Sanders! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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The big thing that this movie is farthest away from (as its title beckons) is authentic storytelling. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Cole Smithey - Capsules
Check out the latest trailer for Oliver Stone's "SNOWDEN." Here's my first 2017 Oscars prediction. Look for "Snowden" to pick up multiple nominations across Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay categories. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
A SHORT FILM ABOUT SUICIDE Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
July 21, 2016: The third night of the 2016 Republican National Convention featured an attempt by Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to “big dog” each other. Trump flew his jet over the Quicken Loans Arena during Cruz’s speech. Cruz urged delegates to “vote their conscience,” in other words, not necessari;y Donald Trump, the party nominee. Chaos ensued. Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Fresh with buzz from Sundance, writer/director Matt Ross’s “Captain Fantastic” didn’t officially deserve a spot in Cannes’s Un Certain Regard section simply because it was shown in Park City. Sloppy seconds. We demand freshies in Cannes. Still, this film’s sardonic critique of American capitalism, throws thematic darts that stick. Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Adam Savage Visits the Stanley Kubrick Exhibition! Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Trump’s Maniacal First 100 Days by Ted Rall Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Fare thee well dear punk. Alan Vega [June 23, 1938 - July 16, 2016] Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
SMART NEW MEDIA PRESENTS ColeSmithey.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Hillary Clinton will need to take three cold showers after watching this epic take-down. Butt-hurt doesn't begin to describe what the Clinton campaign is feeling right about now. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
Self Portrait: On Filmmaking | Interview | Film4 Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Cinematographer Lajos Koltai captures the thick atmosphere of wartime Berlin and Hamburg with a naturalistic approach that compresses the drama into a pressure cooker of seething unrest. Disillusionment takes on a tragically melancholy appearance. What masks are “Mephisto’s” audiences wearing today? Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Academy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) will produce, with an eye to direct, a movie based on the infamous Panama Papers, the largest data leak in corporate and government history. Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
"Kickstarter launched for film about storied, irrepressible Detroit music magazine, with Alice Cooper, Thurston Moore and more contributing interviews." KICKSTARTER LINK Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
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Writer/director Gus Van Sant adds an essential chapter to the New Queer Cinema movement of the early ‘90s that witnessed vibrant films from Todd Haynes (“Poison” 1992), Laurie Lynd (“RSVP” 1991), and Greg Araki (“The Living End”). Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Capsules
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Cinema has lost a master-craftsman. We'll miss you Abbas. Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog
It just doesn't get better than Nouvelle Vague! "Golden Brown" (by The Stranglers) is a perfect song for them to cover. Love the library location! Here's a bonus track! Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Cole Smithey - Film Blog